GATE Mining Engineering Syllabus


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Subject Code: MN

Course Structure

Sections/Units Topics
Section A Engineering Mathematics
Unit 1 Linear Algebra
Unit 2 Calculus
Unit 3 Vector Calculus
Unit 4 Differential Equations
Unit 5 Probability and Statistics
Unit 6 Numerical Methods
Section B Mine Development and Surveying
Unit 1 Mine Development
Unit 2 Mine Surveying
Section C Geomechanics and Ground Control
Unit 1 Engineering Mechanics
Unit 2 Geomechanics
Unit 3 Ground Control
Section D Mining Methods and Machinery
Unit 1 Mining Methods
Unit 2 Mining Machinery
Section E Surface Environment, Mine Ventilation, and Underground Hazards
Unit 1 Surface Environment
Unit 2 Mine Ventilation
Unit 3 Subsurface Hazards
Section F Mine Economics, Mine Planning, Systems Engineering
Unit 1 Mine Economics
Unit 2 Mine Planning
Unit 3 Systems Engineering

Course Syllabus

Section A: Engineering Mathematics

Unit 1: Linear Algebra

  • Matrices and Determinants
  • Systems of linear equations
  • Eigen values and Eigen vectors

Unit 2: Calculus

  • Limit, continuity and differentiability
  • Partial Derivatives
  • Maxima and minima
  • Sequences and series
  • Test for convergence
  • Fourier series

Unit 3: Vector Calculus

  • Gradient
  • Divergence and Curl
  • Line
  • Surface and volume
  • Integrals
  • Stokes, Gauss and Green’s theorems

Unit 4: Differential Equations

  • Linear and non-linear first order ODEs
  • Higher order linear ODEs
  • with constant coefficients
  • Cauchy’s and Euler’s equations

Unit 5: Probability and Statistics

  • Measures of central tendency
  • Random variables
  • Poisson, normal and binomial distributions
  • Correlation and regression analysis

Unit 6: Numerical Methods

  • Solutions of linear algebraic equations
  • Integration of trapezoidal and Simpson’s rule
  • Single and multi-step methods for differential equations

Section B: Mine Development and Surveying

Unit 1: Mine Development

  • Methods of access to deposits
  • Underground drivages
  • Drilling methods and machines
  • Explosives, blasting devices and practices

Unit 2: Mine Surveying

  • Levels and leveling, theodolite, tacheometry and triangulation
  • Contouring
  • Errors and adjustments
  • Correlation
  • Underground surveying
  • Curves
  • Photogrammetry
  • Field astronomy
  • EDM and Total Station
  • Introductory GPS

Section C: Geomechanics and Ground Control

Unit 1: Engineering Mechanics

  • Equivalent force systems
  • Equations of equilibrium
  • Two dimensional frames and trusses
  • Free body diagrams
  • Friction forces
  • Particle kinematics and dynamics
  • Beam analysis

Unit 2: Geomechanics

  • Geo-technical properties of rocks
  • Rock mass classification
  • Instrumentation and stress measurement techniques
  • Theories of rock failure
  • Ground vibrations
  • Stress distribution around mine openings
  • Subsidence
  • Rock bursts and coal bumps
  • Slope stability

Unit 3: Ground Control

  • Design of pillars
  • Roof supporting systems
  • Mine filling

Section D: Mining Methods and Machinery

Unit 1: Mining Methods

  • Surface mining −
    • Layout
    • Development
    • Loading
    • Transportation and mechanization
    • Continuous surface mining systems
  • Underground coal mining −
    • Bord and pillar systems
    • Room and pillar mining
    • Longwall mining
    • Thick seam mining methods
    • Highwall mining
  • Underground metal mining −
    • Open, supported and caved stoping methods
    • Stope mechanization
    • Ore handling systems

Unit 2: Mining Machinery

  • Generation and transmission of mechanical, hydraulic and pneumatic power
  • Materials handling −
    • Haulages
    • Conveyors
    • Face and development machinery
    • Hoisting systems
    • Pumps
    • Crushers

Section E: Surface Environment, Mine Ventilation, and Underground Hazards

Unit 1: Surface Environment

  • Air, water and soil pollution −
    • Standards of quality
    • Causes and dispersion of contamination
    • Control
  • Noise
  • Land reclamation

Unit 2: Mine Ventilation

  • Underground atmosphere
  • Heat load sources and thermal environment, air cooling
  • Mechanics of air flow, distribution, natural and mechanical ventilation
  • Mine fans and their usage
  • Auxiliary ventilation
  • Ventilation planning
  • Ventilation networks

Unit 3: Subsurface Hazards

  • Mine Gases
  • Underground hazards from fires, explosions, dust and inundation
  • Rescue apparatus and practices
  • Safety in mines
  • Accident data analysis
  • Mine lighting
  • Mine legislation
  • Occupational safety

Section F: Mine Economics, Mine Planning, Systems Engineering

Unit 1: Mine Economics

  • Mineral resource classification
  • Discounted cash flow analysis
  • Mine valuation
  • Mine investment analysis
  • Mineral taxation

Unit 2: Mine Planning

  • Sampling methods, practices and interpretation
  • Reserve estimation techniques −
    • Basics of geostatistics and quality control
    • Optimization of facility location
    • Work-study

Unit 3: Systems Engineering

  • Concepts of reliability
  • Reliability of simple systems
  • Maintainability and availability
  • Linear programming, transportation and assignment problems
  • Network analysis
  • Inventory models
  • Queueing theory
  • Basics of simulation

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