Instilling Computational Skills

NITR has always been manifesting immense value for practical education. This time an amount of more than 10 lakh has been invested in the Department of Mining to setup two laboratories.

The two laboratories are the SPONCOM Lab and Computing Lab. The former laboratory is corresponding to spontaneous heating of coal. Some of the noteworthy equipment are FT-IR, CPT (Crossing Point Temperature Apparatus), Olpinski Index Apparatus and Flammability apparatus.

The latter one is built for UG, PG and research scholars, and offers courses like Software lab, Remote sensing lab, Blast-tech lab and Mining engineering lab. The institute has provided 41 computers with software like SURPAC, FLAC and VENTSIM Advance. The cost for setting up this lab was around Rs. 25,000. Equipped with 24 x 7 net and wi-fi facility, this lab was inaugurated on 5th of January. Around 30 students attended the inauguration along with professors from the department.

According to the PIC (Professor In-Charge), D.S Nimaje,

     For a mining engineer, it is essential to develop computational skills which is very helpful in mine planning.