Minerals and energy resources are the lifeline for the
development and prosperity of a nation. In India, majority of
the deposits are lying deep in earth and it throws challenges to
mining, civil, and petroleum engineers as well as geologist to
extract them safely and economically without compromising
The objective of DEEP16 is to promote discussion and documentation of technologies, exchange of ideas for development of new technologies under difficult situations. The technical contents are focused on extraction, production of minerals and energy resources with the following conference themes.
With a modest start in the Hijli Detention Camp, a symbol of the national struggle for freedom, Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur has grown during the last 60 years to become a Centre of Excellence in teaching and research in diverse fields of engineering and technology, and has dedicated itself to fulfill the science and technology ambitions of the resurgent India. Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur (IITKGP) is set in a sylvan surrounding about 120 km from the City of Kolkata.
The Department of Mining Engineering at IITKGP, set up in 1956, is unique to the IIT system and one of the strongest departments in India in imparting mining engineering education and research. It offers undergraduate, postgraduate and doctoral programs.