“Everything we use today; if it is not GROWN from the earth, it is to be MINED”
Mining sector always plays a key role in the industrial growth and economic development. The mineral sector provides the raw material for other industries including mechanical, electrical, ceramic etc. Gilgit-Baltistan is blessed with unlimited deposits of precious stones, metals, and other industrial stones. It is estimated that 95% of the precious and semi-precious stones located in Pakistan is found in Gilgit-Baltistan. These include peridot, aquamarine, topaz, ruby, emerald, rare earth minerals bastnaesite and xenotime, sphene, tourmaline, and many verities and types of quartz.
The location of KIU campus serves as a natural laboratory model of modern technology adoption and unique methods for sustainable exploration and exploitation of natural resources. The establishment of Mining Engineering department at the main campus of KIU will facilitate increasing demand of mining sector; attract students of Gilgit-Baltistan, other provinces of Pakistan as well as International scholars.
At the Department of Mining Engineering, we are committed to producing fresh graduates of high caliber.
This department will help for inducting Mining Engineers in the Mining industry. The graduates of this department will contribute to meet the human resource needs of Directorate of Mineral Development, Pakistan Atomic Energy Commission (PAEC), Pakistan Mineral Development Corporation (PMDC), Pakistan Steel Mills (Limestone and Dolomite Quarries), Oil and Gas Development Corporation Limited (OGDCL), Cement factories, Limestone, Marble and Granite Quarries, Tunneling and Gemstone Mining.
The graduates of Mining Engineering will also join, Bunji Hydropower Project, Karakoram Highway, Chipursan coal mine, and other private Mining companies.