Course Details

Subject {L-T-P / C} : MN4021 : Mine Planning and Design {3-0-0 / 3}
Subject Nature : Theory
Coordinator : Prof. Singam Jayanthu


Principles of planning Features of mine planning Short range and long range planning

Determination of optimal output, life and size of a mine field optimal location of mine entries

Theoretical considerations in opening up and development of mine field

Case studies on various aspects planning and designing of coal and metal mines through opencast and underground mining methods

Preparation of feasibility report and detailed project report Production planning and scheduling

Mine equipment planning and estimation of their numbers Infrastructure planning, restructure planning Rehabilitation, mine closure and postindustrial land use planning.

Course Objectives

  1. To create awareness on various features of mine planning as compared to other industries
  2. To Provide information on latest formalities of preparation of feasibility report and detailed project report with reference to latest amendments in Indian mining law with case studies
  3. To help students in planning mines for required production , productivity etc for underground and opencast mines
  4. To design the mining systems with due care to mine closure and Corporate social responsibility for sustainable mining of mineral deposits

Course Outcomes

CO1: Students can understand basic principles of mine planning for development and extraction of minerals
CO2: Students will be able to plan and design underground and opencast mines fulfilling the requirements of concerned statutory requirements

Essential Reading

  1. J Bhattacharya,, Principles of Mine Planning,, Allied Publishers Pvt Limited, New Delhi, 2003
  2. W.Hustrulid and M.Kuchta, Open Pit Mine Planning and Design, A.A.Balkema Rotterdam, 1995

Supplementary Reading

  1. . K. S. Stout, Mining Methods and Equipment, McGraw hill New York, 1980
  2. T. N. Singh,, Underground winning of Coal,, Oxford and IBH New Delhi, 1992

Journal and Conferences

  1. B. B. Dhar and D. N. Thakur, (Editors) Proceedings of the first World Mining Environment Congress, Taylor and Francis, 1996.
  2. Singam Jayanthu, Singam Jayadarshana, and A sahoo (Editors) , Proceedings of All India Seminar On Slope Stability Issues In Opencast Mining And Civil Engineering (SSIOMCE15), July 25-26, 2015-NIT Rourkela