Thu, Sep 19, 2019

Research

In line with the institutional goal, high quality research in interdisciplinary areas is the major focus of the departments. A number of research projects have recently been completed are under implementation now. Some of the areas where faculty members are actively pursuing research projects are- Remote Sensing applications in earth and atmospheric sciences, Safety and Ergonomy in mining industry, Coalbed methane and carbon sequestration in coalbeds, Shale gas, Mineral Economics, Mine Environment, Mineral Processing etc. Faculty members mentor a number of reesarch scholars in these projects. Additionally, students in the department also get opportunity to work in the research laboratories. Some important research projects taken up recently in the department:

  • An Ergonomic approach to estimate workload of selective underground coal miners of India- An Ergonomic approach to estimate workload of selective underground coal miners of India- Sponsored by University Grants Commission (Completed)- Rs 9,40,000, PI: Netai Chandra Dey
  • Ergonomic analysis of job heaviness and development of musculo-skeletal disorders for selective underground coal miners in India- Sponsored by Department of Science and Technology, Government of India (Ongoing)- Rs 37,00,000, PI: Netai chandra Dey
  • Landslide hazard zonation of Kalimpong subdivision of West Bengal and creation of a portal to upload landslide hazard map and all other maps created using open GIS- sponsored by Ministry of Environment and Forests, Government of India (Completed)- Rs 9,60,000, PI: Prabir Kumar Paul
  • Development of a predictive model for SPM concentration in surface mines using soft computing approach- Sponsored by Department of Science and Technology, Government of India (Completed)- Rs 11,00,000, PI: Suranjan Sinha
  • A cost-effective and efficient MATCHEM model to support immediate roof having developed quick-setting cement based capsules to reduce roof fall accident in coal mines- Sponsored by All India Council for Technical Education (Completed)- Rs 4,50,000, PI: Gopal Chandra Roy
  • Development of suitable slime waste management systems for sustainable Iron ore Mining in India- Sponsored by Universityu Grants Commision (Ongoing)- Rs 6,90,000, PI: Sudipto Mukhopadhyay
  • Gas sorption and diffusion properties of Indian coals- sponsored by Department of Science and Technology, Government of India (Completed)- Rs 30,00,000, PI: Pratik Dutta
  • Impact of gas sorption and diffusion properties on deliverability of coalbed methane- Sponsored by B.P. International (Completed)- Rs 21,65,000, PI: Pratik Dutta
  • Effect of supercritical carbon dioxide on pore structure, sorption properties, and pemeability of coals- Sponsored by Department of Science and Technology, Government of India under National Program on Carbon Sequestration (Ongoing)- Rs 66,00,000, PI: Pratik Dutta

Consultancy

The faculty members offer various testing and consultancy services to the industries. These are some consultancy projects taken up recently.

  • Geo-technical study of rocks and analysis of coal seam gassiness for Muraidih underground coal mine in BCCL for Minop Innovative Technolgoies Limited, Consultants- Netai Chandra Dey and Pratik Dutta
  • Testing of chemical composition of cement capsules for underground roof support for Eastern Coalfields Limited, Consultant- Netai Chandra Dey
  • Geotechnical services for Nimbri-Chandawatan Lignite project of Binani Cements Limited, Consultant- Pratik Dutta
  • Identification of CBM, CMM, and UCG opportunities in India and Bangladesh for Mitchell Energy, Australia, Consultant- Pratik Dutta
  • Assessment of roof and floor rock properites for Mahugarhi coal block for Mahuagarhi Coal Company Limited, Consultant- Pratik Dutta
  • Geotechnical properties of rock mass and top soild for Bomi Iron ore project of Liberia for Western Cluster Limited (Vedanta Resources), Consultant- Pratik Dutta
  • Identification of mining area in Arunachal Pradesh by remote sensing by Universal Songpo General Insurance Company, Consultant- Prabir Kumar Paul