B.Tech Mining Engineering

The program emphasizes on interdisciplinary aspects of both Sciences and Engineering including mine-surveying, mining mechanization, role of robotics engineering in mining along emerging themes of learning and education related to mine environment and sustainable mining, mineral quality analytics, India-specific placer deposits, opencast coal/ iron/ aluminum/ potash/ fluorite/ and other industrial minerals.

Duration 4 years



Examination Pathway admissions through UPESEAT (Upto 80% of Seats) :

  • Minimum 60% marks at Higher & Senior Secondary level (10th & 12th)
  • Minimum 60% aggregate in Physics, Chemistry & Mathematics at Senior Secondary level (12th)

Non Examination Pathway – admissions through Board Merit / JEE  Mains Score (Upto 20% of Seats) : 

  • For Board Merit : Minimum 80% marks at Higher & Senior Secondary level (10th & 12th) and minimum 80% aggregate in Physics, Chemistry & Mathematics at Senior Secondary level (12th class)
  • For JEE Mains Merit : Minimum 60% marks at Higher & Senior Secondary level (10th & 12th) and minimum 60% aggregate in Physics, Chemistry & Mathematics at Senior Secondary level (12th class). JEE Mains (cut off to be announced after declaration of JEE Mains-2017 result)

Career Prospects

Through this programme, the department encourages the students to pursue cross traditional modules of mining engineering and seek employable opportunities with global mining enterprises, consultants, services providers, or explore opportunities as – techno-entrepreneurs, techno-economists of specific mineral mines and ore deposits, develop freelance expertise in reliability engineering and feasibility studies in robotic applications, geo statistical evaluation of complex ore deposits, innovative approaches in mine-surveying, mine planning, mine ventilation designing, mineral deposit assessment, and further gain basic techno-managerial strategies for rover fabrication for mining at both on-land off-land mineral deposits.


Intake : 40 Seats


Semester I

  • Physics I
  • Mathematics I
  • Design Thinking 
  • Environment Studies
  • Engineering Mechanics
  • Workshop Technology
  • Chemistry
  • Engineering Workshop Lab
  • Physics Lab I
  • Chemistry Lab

Semester II

  • Physics II
  • Mathematics II
  • English Communication
  • Engineering Graphics
  • Basic Electrical & Electronics
  • Computer Programming
  • Electrical & Electronics Lab
  • Physics II Lab
  • Computer Programming LAb

Semester III

  • Mathematics III
  • Mining Geology
  • Introduction to Geology
  • Mine Development
  • Mine Surveying
  • Open Elective I 
  • Mine Surveying lab
  • Minig Geology Lab

Semester IV

  • Methods of Surface Mining
  •  Exploration Geophysics
  • Mine Machinery
  • Mine Planning & Design
  • Mineral Economics & Exploration Risk
  • Mine Ventilation
  • Open Elctive II
  • Mine Planning Lab
  • Mine Machinery Lab
  • Ventilatoon Lab

Semester V

  • Methods of Sub Surface Mining
  • Rock Mechanics
  • Mineral Processing Technology
  • Open Elective III
  • Program Elective I
  • Application of Remote Sensing in mining
  • Solid Fuel and Clean Coal Technology
  • Rock Slope Technology
  • Extra Terrestrial Mining
  • Rock Mechanics Lab
  • Mineral Processing Lab
  • Minor Project I

Semester VI

  • Mine Environmemental Engineering
  • Underground Coal Mining
  • Geostatistics
  • Program Elective II
  • Mineral Exploration and Strategic Decision Analysis
  • Applied Rock Mechanics & Numerical Modelling
  • Sustainable Mining & GeoPolitical Negotiations
  • Placer Mining
  • Petroleum Exploration
  • Sand Ming
  • Minor Project II
  • Industrial Visit
  • Rock Mechanics Lab
  • Mine Ventilation & Engineering Lab

Semester VII

  • Mining Hazards and Rescuing Operations
  • Underground Metal Mining
  • Mine Management
  • Program Elective III
  • Occupational Health & Safety
  • Material Handling System
  • Environment ImpactAssessment
  • Secondary Mining
  • Hydrogeological Management
  • Major Project I
  • IndustrialTraining
  • Comprehensive Viva II

Semester VIII

  • Mine Legislation & Safety
  • Program Elective IV
  • Commercial Polymetallic Mining & Simulation
  • Mining of Deep seated Deposits
  • Mine Hosting
  • Program Elective V
  • Mine Plant Design
  • Collaborative Mining & Legal Due Diligence
  • Radioactive Mineral Deposits & Validation
  • Major Project II

Click here to view Open Elective Subject list


Examination Pathway through UPESEAT (Upto 80% of Seats)

UPES Engineering Aptitude Test (UPESEAT) followed by Centralized Counseling

Test Dates
Name of Program Date of Test Time Duration
B.Tech  All Streams (UPESEAT) 13 May 2017 (Saturday) 09:30 - 12:30 Hours 3 Hours

 Last date to apply for B. Tech exam Category is 3rd May'2017.

 Admit Card (to be downloaded from UPES website)

On the basis of information in the Application form, admit card of provisionally eligible candidates will be uploaded on the University website www.upes.ac.in on 10 May, 2017. Candidates are required to download the admit card accordingly. The duly completed downloaded admit card with photograph affixed (duly attested) in the space provided will have to be produced at the allotted test center. Candidates without the admit card or card without the photograph will NOT be permitted to take the test.


Entrance Test Locations / City Codes

Kindly refer to the following table for filling up the OMR/ online application form. Candidates are cautioned to fill the city code and shade correctly as the allotment of required test city will be based on this information only. Candidates need to give both first & second choice as per their city preference in OMR/ online application form.

City Name Test City Code   City Name Test City Code
Agra 11 Jalandhar 34
Ahmedabad 12 Jammu 35
Allahabad 13 Jodhpur 36
Bangalore 14 Kanpur 37
Bhagalpur 15 Kolkata 38
Bhopal 16 Kota 39
Bhubaneswar 17 Lucknow 40
Chandigarh 18 Mumbai 41
Chennai 19 Muzaffarpur 42
Cochin 20 Nagpur 43
Dehradun 21 Noida 44
Delhi 22 Patna 45
Dhanbad 23 Pune 46
Faridabad 24 Raipur 47
Gaya 25 Ranchi 48
Ghaziabad 26 Rohtak 49
Guwahati 27 Shillong 50
Gurgaon 28 Siliguri 51
Haldwani 29 Trivandrum 52
Hyderabad 30 Udaipur 53
Indore 31 Varanasi 54
Jabalpur 32 Vishakhapatnam 55
Jaipur 33 Vijaywada 56

Note: University reserves the right to change or cancel any test center /city at its discretion, if required.


Scheme of Tests

Sections No.of Questions
Mathematics 50
Physics 50
Chemistry 50
English Language Comprehension 30
Current Affairs Awareness 20
Total no. of Questions 200

The University reserves the right to make changes in curricula, degree requirements, course offerings, student intake and academic regulations or change of location at any time without assigning any reason or prior notice. The said change may apply not only to prospective students but also to those who are already enrolled with the University.


Age Criteria

Only candidates whose date of birth falls on or after October 1, 1995 are eligible to apply for admission. Date of Birth as recorded in the Secondary Education Board/University certificate only will be taken as authentic.

#Upto 20% seats shall be filled through Board Merit / JEE Main Merit category. Incase candidates for such seats are not available; UPES has the right to fill these through UPES Examination. University also reserves the right to conduct further physical (paper pencil test) / online test for admission.

Non-Examination Pathway - through Board Merit / JEE Mains Score(Upto 20% of Seats)

 a. admissions through Board Merit - Minimum 80% marks in class 10th, 80% marks in class 12th and also have an aggregate of 80% in Physics, Chemistry and Maths (PCM) in class 12th.


b. admissions through JEE Main Merit - Minimum 60% marks in class 10th, 60% marks in class 12th and also have an aggregate of 60% in Physics, Chemistry and Maths (PCM) in class 12th with JEE Main Score (Cut off to be declared after JEE mains Results)

Selection Process: Centralized Counseling through Merit Ranking

Age Criteria

Only candidates whose date of birth falls on or after October 1, 1995 are eligible to apply for admission. Date of Birth as recorded in the Secondary Education Board/University certificate only will be taken as authentic.

#Upto 20% seats shall be filled through Board Merit / JEE Main Merit category. Incase candidates for such seats are not available; UPES has the right to fill these through UPES Examination. University also reserves the right to conduct further physical (paper pencil test) / online test for admission.

Scholarships for Examination & Non Examination Pathway

100% Scholarship on Tuition Fee 

  • University of Petroleum & Energy Studies offers limited scholarships in some specific programs as decided by the University. The scholarships are awarded purely on academic merit cum means.
  • Waiving of Tuition Fee partially/fully will be considered for those who are awarded scholarships.
  • The details of the scholarships would be provided to the students in the student's bulletin given to the students at the time of registration. Award of Scholarships will be decided by the Scholarship Committee & its decision shall be final and binding


25% Concession on Tuition fee

25% Concession on Tuition fee shall be provided only to Uttarakhand bonafide resident students on merit-cum-means basis to be decided by the University subject to fulfilling the following conditions: 

  • Students’ whose gross annual family income is not more than 3 lakh.
  • Students’ who possess valid ‘Sthai Niwas Praman Patra’ from Uttarakhand state
  • Should have passed class X & XII level schooling from Uttarakhand. However, this condition may be relaxed for wards of defense personnel subject to producing of posting certificate outside the state issued by competent authority
Fee structure 2017- 21 is as follows:
1st Sem
Tuition Fee Academic Service Fee Total
83,780 55,845 1,39,625
2nd Sem
Tuition Fee Academic Service Fee Total
83,780 55,845 1,39,625
3rd Sem
Tuition Fee Academic Service Fee Total
92,100 61,400 1,53,500
4th Sem
Tuition Fee Academic Service Fee Total
92,100 61,400 1,53,500
5th Sem
Tuition Fee Academic Service Fee Total
101,250 67,500 1,68,750
6th Sem
Tuition Fee Academic Service Fee Total
101,250 67,500 1,68,750
7th Sem
Tuition Fee Academic Service Fee Total
1,11,380 74,245 1,85,625
8th Sem
Tuition Fee Academic Service Fee Total
1,11,380 74,245 1,85,625

Click here to view Other Fees

  • Kumar Sanu Rao

    Course: B.Tech Mining Engineering

    Experience : I felt the curriculum & curricular activities of UPES are very well organized and I like the practical approach of teaching throughout my course. I have also made some good friends here who will stay with me rest of my life. I heard about Globalink Research Internship, Mitacs 2017 from my faculty and applied for it. I feel pleased being notified as a selected candidate in Mitacs which will surely going to boost me with immense confidence and experience.

  • Shikha Gupta

    Course : B.Tech (Avionics)

    • Current Company : Airbus India
    • Designation : Software Engineer

    Experience :It’s a pleasure to be part of UPES. The course Curriculam of UPES is very contemporary and to the point. The faculty here are very cooperative and ghelpful. They help students to achieve their dreams. They help students improve both communication as well as technical skills. I am proud alumni of UPES. UPES Rocks!


  • Saksham Agrawal

    Course : B.Tech C.S.- Telecom Inf

    Experience : I am a student of B.Tech C.S. Telecom Inf. 2013-17 batch and it is my great pleasure to inform you that I have been selected in Indian Air force and Indian Army after successfully clearing my written examination and service interview. It is an immense pride moment for me and I want to thank UPES for helping in shaping my dreams into reality.

    "Looking back, I can see UPES was extremely important and a stepping stone in my career. My experience has been outstanding. It allowed me to develop my interpersonal skills which are extremely important in my field of work and helped me in achieving my dreams and serving the Nation."

  • Archit Agarwal

    Course : B.Tech Electronics

    Experience :I am Archit Agarwal from B.Tech Electronics 3rd year student sharing one of the biggest achievement of mine in which I am working from last one year. Team Leader of Futuristic is proud to say that my team have made in elite top 30 finalist Teams out of 11000 teams across 24 states all over India representing UPES in DST & Texas Instruments India Innovation Challenge incubated by IIM Bangalore and supported by Make in India. We have provided with the price of 5 Lakhs for product development.

  • Shreya Shekhar

    Course: Computer Science Engineering with specialisation in IT Infrastructure

    Experience : UPES provides a great platform with Industry Level exposure. we get to contact and meet Industry Experts, know about the present scenario, how work is done and is executed. We have seminars as well as workshops for the same. This helps in knowing the present demand and thus helps in making or future better.

  • Rajeev Tripathi

    Course : B.TECH (Applied Petroleum Engineering)

    • Batch :2003-2007
    • Current Company : Schlumberger
    • Designation : Commercialization Engineer

    Experience :Like to thank UPES for giving me a platform of petroleum engineering. Must say UPES is a brand now and I’m happy to be associated with this brand.

  • Shagun Sharma

    Course : B. Tech.(Geo Informatics)

    • Batch : 2011-2105
    • Current Company : L&T Infotech Ltd.
    • Designation : Petroleum Engineering

    Experience :UPES impacted my life in many ways, got a great platform not only in academics, but also for a lot of extracurricular activities. Gave us lot of facilities which provided us with great hands-on experience which we are able to use now in our day-to-day office work. Thank you UPES.



  • Sparsh Raj Gupta

    Course : B.Tech (Computer Science & Engineering)

    • Batch : 2016
    • Current Company : DevOps Consultant
    • Designation : Consultant

    Experience :I completed my B.Tech (CS) from UPES in 2016. After my graduation, I joined Xebia. Here, I am working as a DevOps Consultant. I thank UPES for giving me ample opportunities for development. I got a lot of exposure to practical knowledge and acquired a sense of professionalism. It has been a privilege to be a part of UPES and being guided by top notch faculty.”

  • Sreeparna Basu

    Course: B.Tech Electrical

    Experience : UPES has given a nurturing environment for me to learn and excel. Not only is the ambience great but so are the people, from my friends to lab assistant teachers to faculty members. I got the opportunity to be a part of Lockheed Martin Payload Design Challenge where I am currentlyworking in phase III. Our team came 1st winning 40k USD after compeiting with IIT Madras that came second, IIT Delhi, BITS Pilani-Goa campus, Delhi Technological University.

  • Wreek Kundu

    Course: B.Tech Mechanical Engineering

    Experience : I am learning how to deal with the corporate scenario under the guidance of the professors and the challenges I face everyday at UPES. There is academic liberty in what I want to pursue at present and in years to come. I believe that UPES is developing me holistically.

  • Tanmay Jain

    Course: B.Tech Power System Engineering

    Experience : Being a UPESite is one of the most fascinating moment in my life. Year by Year i learnt many new things, rectified my mistakes, in short I am leaning to become a matured person. Engineering is quite challenging but I enjoyed alot and being a Power System Engineer I am now more technically active in today's world in power sector which is the backbone of any country. UPES provided me a platform to express myself on a challenging environment in which through lots of ups and downs I am happy to say that i am on the right track.

  • Mayank Mahajan

    Course : B.Tech (Cloud Computing and Virtualization Technology)

    • Batch : 2016
    • Current Company : DevOps
    • Designation : consultant

    Experience :I am from UPES 2016 Batch (Cloud Computing and Virtualization Technology). Currently, I am working as a DevOps consultant. My journey from UPES to Xebia has been a great one. UPES helped a lot in shaping my life in the right ways. Whether it was the academics or participation in extra-curricular activities, I gained immense confidence. Today, I feel more confident while dealing with the clients, handling pressure and managing my work. All this has been possible because of the freedom I got during my time in UPES, allowing me to explore my leadership skills.

    I believe that the right decision at the right point does wonders. I consider myself lucky to be a part of both UPES as well as Xebia.

  • Shreya Pandey

    Course: B.Tech Computer Science Engineering with specialisation in Mobile Computing

    Experience : UPES has a very positive atmosphere that is essential for personality development in students. With impressive specialisation courses and good job exposure, it definitely gives students of UPES a positive edge in placements.

  • Sagar Nagpal

    Course:  B Tech APE (Upstream) 2011-15

    • Institution: Oil and Natural Gas Corporation, India (ONGC)
    • Internship: ONGC operations in Dahej and Ankleshwar (Gujarat)

    Experience: My training experience at Dahej and Ankleshwar (Gujarat) was awesome. I got an opportunity to do my training in ONGC. The itinerary was planned properly for the 2 weeks. Out training started off with a full week analysis of the functioning of C2-C3 extraction  plant in Dahej. It involved the overall processing of the Liquified Natural Gas (LNG) coming from Petronet LNG Limited (PLL). The next week was planned over for the field visits in the gandhar field. There I had a chance to see the actual working of the Rigs and Central Processing Functionality (CPF). I also visited the rig where the First Shale Gas Exploration in india is being carried out. I was very warmly welcomed by the ONGC officials. The training concluded with an interactive session with the Executive Director and General Manager of the C2-C3 extraction plant.I thank the University for this and our very own Professor for helping me learn professional skills that helped learn actually work. It was a great experience for me.

    At UPES I also got opportunity to become Head - Google Student Ambassador (GSA) and contribute in organizing  various events and activity on behalf of Google on Campus.

  • Aparajita Dutta

    Course: B Tech Computer Sceince & Engineering with specialization in Oil & Gas Informatics

    • Batch : 2011-2015
    • Internship : Pursuing Master of Science from University of Vermont, USA with full fee waiver as Research Associate Position

    Experience: During my four years at UPES, I have not only received an unconditional support and brilliant exposure but also augmented my personal growth. The faculty members at the center for information technology are especially responsible for my overall growth. The IBM collaboration really helped me during my application process to foreign University. It was very well appreciated by universities abroad. Of the 8 universities that I made it to,most were very impressed by the coursework drawn out for us. The quality of education I received here is definitely the reason why I was chosen for a Master's program in Computer Science at The University of Vermont, a public research ivy,with a full tuition waiver and an RA position. My course curriculum was absolutely at par with what is being taught across the globe. I am looking forward to returning one day and giving back to the university in whatever capacity I can.

  • Rahul Rawat

    Course : B.Tech (APE)

    • Batch : 2008-2012
    • Current Company : Darr Mobilize
    • Designation : Drill Log Analyst

    Experience : Enjoyed my time, great learning experience and have acquired experience in gas field, now working for a reputed firm.

  • Deepankar Aggarwal

    Course : B.Tech(Computer Science & Engineering)

    • Batch : 2016
    • Current Company : DevOps
    • Designation : consultant

    Experience :I completed my graduation from UPES in 2016. My journey with Xebia started 6 months back as a Trainee. Xebia is a passionate organization. They give you the flexibility to switch to the domain you want to work on. The company is very much open to adopting new technologies. They provide a terrific career opportunity as well as growth. Cannot get better than this for a fresher. But, facing such real life scenario was easier because of the exposure and education I received at UPES. UPES constantly strives to bridge the gap between the course curriculum and industrial requirements. This provides a solid foundation and prepares the student for the real world.

  • Gaurav Upadhyay

    Course : B.Tech(Geo-Informatics)

    • Batch : 2008-2010
    • Current Company : TCS

    Experience :Memorable days in class room, Miss UPES days.

  • Pranav Arora

    Course: B.Tech Computer Science Engineering with specialisation in Business Analytics

    Experience : Well if it has to be fascinating then you are reading an inspirational one right now . I used to be 125 kg in 1 year . In the desire to sit for placements of such good companies UPES is calling for . I found the need to be tenacious . So i decided to reduce . It is my third year and I am 75 kg . UPES literally "SHAPED" my career .

  • Yuvraj Gupta

    Course : B.Tech (Cloud Computing & Virtualization Technology)

    • Batch : 2016
    • Designation : Big Data Test Engineer

    Experience :Being a CS graduate with specialization in Cloud Computing & Virtualization Technology, I was fortunate to have landed a job with Xebia. I have been working at the client site as a Big Data Test Engineer which has been both exciting and challenging. And speaking about UPES, my alma mater. UPES has provided a solid platform to learn much more beyond the usual course work. Its collaborative courses make the students aware of the trending technologies in the industry. The best of UPES is their top notch faculty. They are always ready to guide you.

  • Harsh Jain

    Course: B.Tech Computer Science Engineering with specialisation in Oil and Gas Informatics

    Experience : It's "surreal" if to be described in a word. UPES helped me to transform from a person without aim to a person with a purpose. A purpose to serve society by leading mass and helping more leaders to evolve. Instead of letting us wavering around for opportunities, Faculties and authorities here helped us to experiment with ourselves and helped us to choose what is accordingly required.

  • Aprajita Pant

    Course: Integrated B.Tech applied petroleum engineering +mba oil and gas

    • Industrie Visited: Reliance Patalganga and GAIL.
    • Internship At: Hindustan Petroleum Corporation Ltd., Mumbai.

    Experience: UPES for me is a constant experience of learning with domain specific expertise. The faculty are specialized in the domain specific courses. Most of them not only being highly qualified but also industry experts, thus the learning here has been quite a fulfilling and interesting process. The infrastructure, faculty, industry exposure, guest lectures, technical and cultural fests have all been the value drivers for a high amount of professional and personal personality development. 

    Although I did my minor project in fabrication of vertical liquid separator. It was also a big learning experience. My internship at Hindustan Petroleum Corporation Ltd., Mumbai was the most enriching part of my student life. I received an opportunity to gain real life experience. The industrial tour was one power packed experience where I not only saw my knowledge converted to reality at Reliance Patalganga and GAIL user. No beach and no filmy location was left unexplored and endless hours of shopping made our trip a complete week of crazy fun and frolic.

  • Anirudh Katyal

    Course: B.Tech Aerospace (Avionics) Engineering

    Experience : I had interest in research oriented engineering from the day one of the commencement of my course. I chose to be a part of Aerospace industry as it is evolving and much in demand. I am a keen learner of new technologies and keep myself updated with the same. My fluid Mechanics Professor motivated me to read scholarly articles related to the subjects. During my third semester I participated in many National and International Conferences related to my stream; and with the help of my mentor, I wrote and presented six research papers namely: A Preliminary Study of Radar: Avionics Prospective; Multichannel RADAR Bands for Target Detection; Aircraft Dynamics and Performance: High Gust Condition Aspect; Aircraft Braking System with Emphasis On Fail-Safe Technology; Hypersonic Aerodynamics of Aerospace Vehicle Design: Basic Approach And Study; Aircraft Fueling System: An Application of Refueling Operation at various conferences. It is a great privilege for me to study here under guidance of expert faculty in my college.

Subscribe to our newsletter