Department of Fuel and Mineral Engineering was established in the year 1976,
The Department of Fuel and Metallurgy was one of the original departments started in 1926 (Now changd to Fuel and Minral engineering). Courses in Fuel Technology and Mineral Dressing were given to students of Mining and Applied Geology. Later a fuel research group was formed in the department which in due course grew to Fuel Research Centre and ultimately to Central Fuel Research Institute. After independance, Mineral Dressing was intoduced was introduced as a seperate subject and a new mineral dressing lab was set up under Department of Metaliferrous mining and Mines Surveying.
In 1973 the department was merged with coal mining to form the present Mining Engineering Department and Mineral Dressing Lab as well as teaching of mineral dressing was taken up by the Department of Chemistry and Fuel Engineering which was renamed as Department of Chemistry, Fuel and Mineral Engineering(CFM). In 1984, the chemistry section was taken out and merged with the Department of Physics and Department of Mathematics to form the Department of Applied Sciences. Thus the Department of Fuel and Mineral Engineering in its present form has been existing since 1984. Till 1976 the teaching load of the department consisted of fuel technology and mineral dressing for students of Mining Engg. and Applied Geology. The post graduate course in Mineral Engineering, DISM (Diploma of Indian School of Mines) and M.Tech was started in 1976. Similarly, the post graduate in Fuel Engineering was started in 1977. Both the courses were very well recieved by the industry and there was a demand that a seperate under graduate course be started mainly catering to the requirements of cement industry and hydrometallurgical plants. In 1984, with a grant of more than Rs.4 crore from the Ministry of Mines,the B.Tech course in Mineral Engineering was launched. The first batch of graduates who passed in 1988 were very well recieved by the public sector undertakings under the Ministry of Mines as well as Coal India Ltd. and its subsidiaries.
Coal India Ltd. created a seperate coal preparation cadre for graduates in Mineral Engineeringas well as other engineerswho were incharge of the operations of coal washeries.However this ensured employment in the public sector units of Minstry of Mines and Coal India Ltd. made the department complacent about the original purpose for which the course was started i.e. needs of the cement industry and hydrometallurgical plants. Thus, till 1999 almost all graduates of the course have been absorbed by the coal and Mineral industry or the public sector units of Department of Mines, latest being in the Software firms like TIL and Infosys.
The faculty consists of some of the finest professors and lecturers in this field in India. The department consists of well equipped Library, Lecture Halls, Seminar Halls, Conference Rooms, Laboratories and a computer centre with latest computers and INTERNET FACILITY.The department has witnessed excellent placement of students in previous years in firms like Svedala, TISCO, TELCO, NMDC, Tega, BCCL, HCL, HZL, SAIL and the latest are in software firms of TIL and Infosys.Placements are expected to improve still further in near future due to improving facilities and better cream of students entering from JEE test.
Indian School of Mines (ISM)
Dhanbad - 826004,
Phone: (0326) 2210024/25/26/27
Department of Fuel and Mineral Engineering offers various graduate courses as well as Post Graduate courses.
Department of Fuel and Mineral Engineering offers 2 Years Full Time Masters Degree in M.Tech . Mineral EngineeringView Details Duration: 2 Years Learning Mode: Full Time Course Level: Masters Degree
Department of Fuel and Mineral Engineering offers 2 Years Full Time Masters Degree in M.Tech Fuel EngineeringView Details Duration: 2 Years Learning Mode: Full Time Course Level: Masters Degree
List of facilities available at Department of Fuel and Mineral Engineering for students.