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CSEMM 2022

The Department of Mining Engineering at NIT Rourkela is organising a Conference on Challenges in Safety and Environmental Management in Mines (CSEMM – 2022) during June 17-19 2022. The Conference has been planned with the objective of bringing together industry leaders, practicing mining engineers, regulators, academicians and researchers to exchange and share their experiences and research results on all aspects of the Mine safety, environment and health at a common platform. It also aims to provide an interdisciplinary platform to present and discuss the most recent innovations, trends, concerns as well as practical challenges encountered and solutions adopted in this field.

  • National Institute of Technology Rourkela (NITR), formerly Regional Engineering College Rourkela (REC Rourkela), established in 1961, is one of the premier national level institutions for technical education in the country and is funded by the Government of India. Our academic programme is amongst the best in the country. It provides an optimum mix of theory and practical, with strong bias on industrial applications. NIT Rourkela is presently ranked the 3rd best NIT and 20th nationwide (including IITs) by the Ministry of Education. The campus has all the amenities for developing academic, personal and social skills of young people. NIT Rourkela is a well-known technical institute of national importance serving as a knowledge hub to the nation with 20 departments awarding graduate and post graduate degrees including Ph.D. in Engineering, Science, Planning and Architecture, Management, and Humanities. The campus of the institute spread over an area of 262 hectares of land is surrounded by scenic hills providing a spectacular rejuvenating atmosphere, which is very conducive for education and research. The well maintained green campus of the Institute provides accommodation to all students, faculties and staffs. The greeneries and flowers in the campus further make the stay very pleasant and enjoyable.

  • The Department of Mining Engineering at NIT Rourkela was established in 1979 in the midst of coal and mineral belt with a vision to become a global leader of higher learning in the field of eco-friendly exploitation and utilization of mineral resources for the welfare of the society and to be a preferred destination for undergraduate and graduate studies. The Department specializes in Mining Technology, Geomechanics and Strata Control, Mine Environment and Safety Engineering, Clean Coal Technology, Application of GIS and remote Sensing in Mining, Computer Application in Mining, Mine Planning, Mine Surveying etc. It boasts modern and sophisticated equipment for physical experimentation viz. DTA, AAS, Computer Controlled Compression Testing Machine, Ultrasonic Testing Machine, Rheometer, Gas Chromatograph, Digital Bomb Calorimeter, UV-visible Spectrophotometer, GPS, Total Station etc. It also has the latest computing facilities with state-of-the-art software like Surpac, RocScience, Flac 2D & 3D, Udec, Galena, Labview, Ventsim, Petrasim, Whittle, ArcGIS etc. The faculties regularly interact with industries and Government, and offer technical solutions to various problem faced by them. The faculty members are part of the different Expert and Technical Committees constituted for policy formulation and technical evaluation for mining industry. The Department frequently conducts continuing education programmes for the benefit of the professionals from industry and other academic, research and government regulatory organisations representing both national and international level. The current research focus of the Department includes coal mining technology, slope stability, development of alternative haul road material, fly ash management, improvement of air and water quality, spontaneous heating of coal and mine fires, modelling of coal bed methane, cumulative environmental impact assessment, and mine systems reliability.

Conference Schedule

Submission of Abstract : April 23, 2022
Acceptance of Abstract : April 30, 2022
Submission of Full Paper : May 15, 2022
Acceptance of Full Paper : May 30, 2022

Registration & Fee Details

Delegates from Industries / Govt. Agency : Rs. 10,000.00*
Faculty from Academic / Research Institutes : Rs. 8,000.00*
Research Scholars : Rs. 3,000.00*
Accompanying Spouse : Rs. 3,000.00*
Submission of Full Paper : Rs. 3,000.00*
* GST @18% shall be applicable as per Govt. of India Rules.



Prof. K Umamaheshwar Rao

Director, NIT Rourkela

Er. Prabhat Kumar

Director General, DGMS

Er. D.B. Sundara Ramam

VP, Raw Materials, Tata Steel

Prof Ashish Bhattacharjee

IIT Kharagpur

Er Atanu Bhowmick

Director in-charge RSP SAIL

Sabyasachi Mohanty

Director Technical (Operations), OMC

Amit Dubey

GM (Safety), NTPC

Er Saikat Dey

CEO & CO-Founder Guardhart Inc, USA

Sarah Kalhorn

Chief Marketing Officer
Guardhart Inc, USA

Dr Bibhuti B. Panda

Sr. Geotechnical Engineer

Call for Papers

Interested Research Scholars, Faculty members, Scientists and Engineers working in Research Institutes, Universities, Colleges and Industries are invited to submit research articles, case studies, and technical papers for the conference. All papers will undergo a peer review process before selection. Selected high quality papers will be published in Scopus indexed journal. The themes of the conference include but are not limited to:

Conference Themes

  • Safety, risk assessment and related management issues.
  • Safe drilling and blasting practices.
  • Belowground communication and tracking system.
  • Ground control practices including slope stability.
  • Machinery, Equipment & Modernisation.
  • Application of soft computing and IoT in Mining.
  • Modelling, Simulation & Innovation.
  • Smart and Digital Mining.
  • Instrumentation and monitoring in mines.
  • Legislation and policy issues in mining.
  • Current and emerging health Issues.
  • Environmental monitoring and control.
  • Particulate matter generation, transport and control.
  • Mine ventilation and network modelling.
  • GIS and remote sensing applications in mining.
  • Spontaneous combustion and mine fires.
  • Waste management in mining.
  • Rehabilitation and closure.
  • Sustainable mining practices.
  • Climate change and decarbonizing the mining industry.

Paper Submission Guidelines

Preparation of Abstract
  • The authors are requested to submit an Extended Abstract highlighting important findings, relevant discussions and essential references by e-mail at csemm2022@nitrkl.ac.in.
  • Format: The Abstract should be in doc / docx; Font: Times New Roman, Title should be in 14 pt & Bold; Affiliation should be in 12 pt; Abstract should be in 12 pt Bold; Text of Abstract should be in 12 pt.
  • Only those abstracts which follow the mentioned format will be considered for evaluation by the Technical Committee of the Conference.
Acceptance of abstract will be notified after due review by the technical committee.

Authors of accepted abstracts may submit their full paper for the Conference as per the Guidelines mentioned below. The papers not following these guidelines may not be considered for peer review and publication.

Preparation of Full Text of Paper

Papers should be camera-ready in MS-Word format, not exceeding 3500 words in length. The language of the Publication is English. The mode of presentation should be in third person. SI units should be used wherever possible. Other units, if used, should be given only in parentheses preceded by SI units. Mathematical symbols should be typed and care should be taken to differentiate between similar characters (e.g. 1 and I), upper and lower case letters and superscripts and subscripts. Lengthy mathematical proofs and derivations and extensive test data are discouraged. If absolutely essential, they should be given as an appendix. The template of manuscript submission can be downloaded from the paper submission guidelines section in the conference website.


The papers will be considered for possible publication on the understanding that these have not been submitted to any other publisher. The copyright of papers accepted for publication lies with the conference organizer and reproduction of the papers or any part thereof is not allowed without the permission of the Institution. Contributors are required to sign a declaration to this effect while submitting their papers. The Declaration form of journal can be downloaded from the conference website.


Industries, R & D Institutes, Mine Operators, Government and non-Government organizations are requested to sponsor this strategic conference and depute delegates.

Sponsorship Details

Category INR No of free delegates Free Advertisement in Souvenir
Platinum Sponsor 5.0 lakhs* 6 One full page
Gold Sponsor 3.0 lakhs* 4 One full page
Associate Sponsor 2.0 lakhs* 2 Half-page
Co-Sponsor 1.0 lakhs* 1 Half-page
Delegate Kit Sponsor 3.0 lakhs* 4 One full page
* GST @18% shall be applicable as per Govt. of India Rules.

Advertisement Tariffs

Back Cover 25,000.00*
Inside Cover (Front and Back) 10,000.00*
Full Page (B&W) 10,000.00*
Half Page 10,000.00*
Full Page (Colour) 15,000.00*
Exhibition Stall 10,000.00*
* GST @18% shall be applicable as per GoIR.


* DD/Cheque drawn in favour of "CONFERENCE NIT ROURKELA", payable at Rourkela

For online payment, please follow the details
Bank Name : State Bank of India
Address of the Bank : State Bank of India, NIT Campus
SWIFT Address of the Bank : SBININBBI37
Bank Account No : 36734418111
Address of beneficiary: : National Institute of Technology, Rourkela-769008
IFS Code : SBIN0002109
TAN NO. : BBNN00286G
GST NO. : 21AAAJN0665L1Z8

Committe Members

Prof. K Umamaheshwar Rao, Director, NIT, Rourkela

Prof. Hrushikesh Naik, Mining Enggineering

Prof. Himanshu Bhushan Sahu, HOD, Mining Enggineering

Prof. Tushar Gupta, Mining Enggineering
Prof. Falguni Sarkar, Mining Enggineering
Prof. Mahesh Kumar Shriwas, Mining Enggineering

Er Prabhat Kumar, Director General, DGMS
Prof. D. C. Panigrahi, Former Director, IIT (ISM) Dhanbad
Prof. T. N. Singh, Director, IIT Patna
Prof. Gurdeep Singh, IIT (ISM) Dhanbad
Prof. B. S. Sastry, IIT Kharagpur
Prof. Ashis Bhattacharjee, IIT Kharagpur
Prof. S. K. Sharma, IIT (BHU) Varanasi
Shri O. P. Singh, CMD, MCL
Er Praveen Sharma, COO(Mining), HZL
Er A. K. Prajapati, Executive Director, NMDC
Shri C. B. Atulkar, Executive Director (Technical),MOIL
Er P. K. Panda, Sr President, Essel Mining
Er Sariputta Mishra, CEO, OCPL
Er D. K. Mohanty, Former CGM(Mining), OMC
Er K. C. Brahma, Director Technical (P&P), OMC
Er S. K. Pal, Director Technical (P&P), SECL
Er D. B. Sundarramam, VP. Raw Materials, Tata Steel
Er R. K. Nayak, COO-JSW Steel (Odisha Operations)
Dr. H S Venkatesh, Director, NIRM
Prof. A. K. Gorai

Prof. F. Sarkar

Prof. Bhatu Kumar Pal
Prof. Singam Jayanthu
Prof. Debi Prasad Tripathy
Prof. Manoj Kumar Mishra
Prof. Devidas Sahebraoji Nimaje
Prof. Sahendra Ram
Prof. Ram Manohar Bishwal
Prof. Santanu Bhowmik
Prof. Sk Md Equeenuddin
Er T R Kannan, DGMS
Er Sagesh Kumar, DGMS
Er B Dayasagar, DGMS
Er K Mondal, DGM
Er B. K. Behera, SPCB
Er S. Dash, SPCB
Dr Binod Bihari Dash, SPCB


A limited number of rooms with shared accommodation may be available in the Guest House (South and North Block) of NIT, Rourkela at a reasonable charge. A good number of hotels are also available in the city. Confirmed accommodation for the delegates/participants can be arranged by the Organizing Committee either in NIT campus and/or in the Hotels on specific requests accompanied with advance payment.

How to Reach

Airport Rail Distance from Rourkela / Journey time Road distance from Rourkela / Journey time
Jharsuguda 135 Km, 1 hrs 30 mins 135 Km, 2hrs 30 mins
Kolkata 413 Km, 6 hrs 525 Km, 9hrs
Bhubaneswar 462 Km, 7 hrs 320 Km, 5hrs
Ranchi 166 Km, 3 hrs 30 minutes 222 Km, 4hrs
Raipur 417 Km, 6 hrs 30 mins 448 Km, 6hrs 30 mins

Rourkela railway station is 7 km away from the NIT campus. The Howrah-Mumbai line and Ranchi-Bhubaneswar line passes through this city.

Rourkela is well connected by State Highway no. 10 and National Highway no. 23. It connects to the cities like Ranchi, Raipur, Sambalpur, Bhubaneswar etc.

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Contact Us

All correspondence may be addressed to

Dr. Himanshu Bhushan Sahu
Department of Mining Engineering
NIT Rourkela – 769008, India

Convener-cum-Organizing Secretary

Prof. Himanshu Bhushan Sahu
HOD, Department of Mining Engineering


Prof. Tushar Gupta
Prof. Falguni Sarkar
Prof. Mahesh Kumar Shriwas

Department of Mining Engineering

Our Address

Department of Mining Engineering, National Institute of Technology Rourkela – 769008, India

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Prof. Himanshu Bhushan Sahu, Convener, 0661-2462606 (O), +91 9437245625 (M), +91 7978856942 (M)

Prof. Hrushikesh Naik, Chairman, 0661-2462603 (O), + 91 9937115419 (M)

Prof. Tushar Gupta, Con-convener, +91 9920581558 (M)

Prof. Falguni Sarkar, Con-convener, +91 8986604709 (M)

Prf. Mahesh Kumar Shriwas, Con-convener, +91 7008951710