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IIT-Kharagpur to start course on safe mining

The course is scheduled to start from the July semester and will have an intake capacity of 11.

education Updated: Mar 14, 2019 02:22 IST
Vanita Srivastava
Vanita Srivastava
Hindustan Times, New Delhi
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A file photo of Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur. (PT I Photo)

The department of mining engineering at the Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur, is launching a new MTech programme in ‘Safety, Health and Environment’.

The course will address safety measures in mining operations and emerging methods for safety management to deal with risk assessment in the industry.

“A holistic approach towards safety and health in the workplace is the need of the day, especially in India, where we think safety is somebody else’s job,” said Prof Debasis Deb, head of the department of mining.

“The new course will ensure the much needed thrive for the industry,” said Baijendra Kumar, CMD, National Mineral Development Corporation (NMDC).

The course is scheduled to start from the July semester and will have an intake capacity of 11.

The department will launch another MTech programme in Geomechanics for Mineral and Energy Resources.

First Published: Mar 14, 2019 02:22 IST