LeChatelier was first a mining engineer, later a professor of chemistry at the Ecole des Mines (1877), of minreal chemistry at the college de France (1898) and finally of chemistry at the Sorbonne (1907). He is best known for his principle regarding systems at equilibrium. If a stress is brought to bear on such a system, a change will occur such that the equilibrium is displaced in a direction which tends to undo the effect of the stress. He became an authority on metallurgy, cements, glasses, fuels and explosives. He developed a platinum - rhodium thermocouple of measuring high temperatures , an optical pyrometer to measure heat by analyzing the light fom the heat source, and suggested the use of the oxyacetylene flame for welding and metal cutting.

Mining engineering is an engineering discipline that involves the practice, the theory, the science, the technology, and application of extracting and processing minerals from a naturally occurring environment. Mining engineering also includes processing minerals for additional value.Mineral extraction is essential to modern society. Mining activities by their nature cause a disturbance of the environment in and around which the minerals are located. Mining engineers must therefore be concerned not only with the production and processing of mineral commodities, but also with the mitigation of damage to the environment as a result of that production and processing

Mining engineers are consulted for virtually every stage of a mining operation. The first role of engineering in mines is the discovery of a mineral deposit and the determination of the profitability of a mine.

To ensure that together with the course content, teaching methodology and the stature of the faculty members, guarantees that students are versatile enough to occupy various types of responsible positions in their respected fields. To develop leadership skills in our graduates necessary to shape the social, intellectual, business and technical worlds.

After pursuing Mining Engineering various job prospects are available with private and government companies as a Consultant, Production Manager in Underground coalmines, Surface mines, Underground metalliferous mine, Mine Manager, Mine Planning, Mine Designer, Health and Safety Manger, Mine Ventilation engineer, Operations, Mining Investment Analyst, Petroleum Engineer. In India most of the jobs in mining are with government and public sector organizations such as:

-The Indian Bureau of Mines
-Geological Survey of India
-Coal India Ltd
-Neyvelli Lignite Corporation


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