Department of Mining Engineering

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Engr. Dr. Asif Khan

Phone: 92-5811-960010 ext.284


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.

Sustainable development of mineral resources to contribute to livelihood opportunities and socio-economic development of the mountain societies without jeopardizing fragile mountain area.

PEO # 1 To generate knowledge and prepare students for productive, life-long careers in mining and related industries or disciplines.
PEO # 2 To provide quality education and training to students in mining engineering.  Knowledge, skills, and attitude useful for exploring and producing the region’s mineral resources.
PEO # 3 To produce graduates to work in multiple areas of the mineral industry, exploring, developing and mining, hold leadership responsibilities and /or establish their own enterprise.
PEO # 4 Disseminate newly acquired knowledge via publication of original research.
PEO # 5 To provide professional service to the mining industry to assist in the environmentally responsible and safe extraction of mineral resources for the socio-economic development of Gilgit Baltistan.

PO 1 Apply fundamental knowledge of mathematics, science and engineering principles in solving complex mining engineering problems.
PO 2 Identify, formulate, analyze and solve complex mining engineering problems.
PO 3 Design solutions for complex mining engineering problems that meet specific needs with appropriate consideration for public health and safety, culture, society, and environment.
PO 4 Conduct investigations, interpret data and provide conclusions in investigating complex problems related to mining engineering.
PO 5 Create appropriate techniques, select resources, and apply modern engineering tools to execute complex mining engineering activities.
PO 6 Apply reasoning in assessing societal, health, safety, legal and cultural issues and the consequent responsibilities relevant to professional mining engineering practice.
PO 7 Demonstrate knowledge of the impact of professional engineering solutions in environmental contexts and the need for sustainable development.
PO 8 Demonstrate commitment to professional and ethical principles.
PO 9 Communicate effectively on complex mining engineering activities.
PO 10 Function effectively as an individual and in a group with the capacity to be a leader.
PO 11 Acknowledge the need for, and be able to engage in life-long learning.
PO 12 Demonstrate knowledge on project management principles and entrepreneurship skills.

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