International Conference on  Mining for a Greener Future:  Technological Developments and Sustainable Practices 

16 - 17 February 2024 

Department of Mining Engineering

National Institute of Technology Karnataka, Surathkal, India

About the Conference

As the world continues to grapple with environmental challenges, the mining industry has embarked on a transformative journey toward a greener future. Technological developments and sustainable practices have become the pillars of this transition, enabling mining operations to minimize their ecological footprint while extracting vital resources for supporting our rapidly expanding economy, as India embarks to become the 3rd largest economy in the world.

 One of the key drivers behind this shift is the integration of advanced technologies in the mining process. Automation, artificial intelligence, and data analytics have revolutionized the functioning of many industries, making operations more efficient and environmentally friendly. Autonomous vehicles and drones now navigate mine sites, reducing fuel consumption and improving safety. Sophisticated sensors and monitoring systems provide real-time data on energy usage, water consumption, and air quality, enabling proactive decision-making to optimize resource utilization and minimize waste.

 It is proposed to bring the world’s leading experts in the wider domain of earth resource engineering under one common platform through this international conference, which aims to deliberate on a host of topics, that are of critical importance. This conference invites papers from all the stakeholders, covering broad areas, that include (and are not only restricted to) the coal sector, mineral sector, energy & economics, oil & gas sector, environment and sustainable development, health and safety management etc. It is hoped that a conference of this nature would deliberate on the technological developments, sustainable practices, and environmental dimensions of various challenges faced by the mining and allied industry and come up with a “Solutions Framework” for each of the above in the coming future, as Industry 4.0 technologies take center stage.

About the Institute

National Institute of Technology Karnataka (NITK), Surathkal is one of the premier institutions in the area of Engineering, Technology and Management. It is located amid 300 acres of sylvan surroundings on the east and sun-kissed sands of the Arabian Sea on the west. It is situated 22 kilometers north of Mangalore city along the Kanyakumari-Mumbai National Highway-66 and is easily accessible from all parts of the country. Mangalore city is well connected through air, rail, and road, for easy access to participants from India and Abroad.

About the Department of Mining Engineering

The Department since its inception in the year 1984 has carved a niche for itself in the areas of Research, Consultancy, and Community Service. The Department has well-qualified faculty dedicated to applied research in the field of Mining Engineering with special emphasis on Mine Environment, Safety and Mine Planning, Rock Mechanics, and Ground Control. The Department offers an undergraduate programme, M.Tech (Research) programme, and Ph.D. in Mining Engineering. About 36 undergraduate batches passed out from the department till date. They are serving in responsible and key positions in various organizations both in India and abroad. Their commitment to the profession and continuous success in their careers have made the Department proud.

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Contact Us

For any query write an email to mining_hod24@nitk.edu.in


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