Drilling and Blasting Engineering

Course Name: 

Drilling and Blasting Engineering (MN210)


B.Tech (Mining Engg)




Programme Specific Electives (PSE)

Credits (L-T-P): 

04 (3-1-0)


Applications of drilling in mining industry. Classification and mechanism of rock drilling methods. Different types of drilling machines. Alignment and deviation of bore holes. Factor influencing drilling in percussive and rotory methods. Developments in explosives and initiating devices. Properties of explosives. Safety aspects. Exploders & circuit testers.


Das, S.K., Explosive and Blasting Practices in Mines, Lovely Prakashan, Dhanbad, 2001.
Pradhan, G.K., & Sandhu, M.S., Blasting Safety Manual, 2002.
Deshmukh D.J., Elements of Mining Technology, Vol. I, Vidyasewa Prakashan, Nagpur, 1994.
Chug, C.P. Manual of Drilling Technology, Oxonian Press Pvt. Ltd., Delhi, 1985.


Mining Engineering

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 Prof Harsh Vardhan,

 Professor and Head
 Department of Mining Engineering, NITKSurathkal
 P. O. Srinivasnagar, Mangalore - 575 025
 Karnataka, India.

  • Hot line: +91-0824-2473051
  • Email: mininghod@nitk.edu.in

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