Network Analysis for Mines and Mineral Engineering

By Prof. Kaushik Dey   |   IIT Kharagpur
Learners enrolled: 150
This course covers the basic of Program evaluation and review technique (PERT) & Critical Path Method (CPM) related to Mining and Mineral engineering situations. It is a part of quantitative decision making techniques, Optimization techniques and probabilistic approach. This course is basically designed to give a substantial understanding of the network analysis for mining/mineral and allied engineers or students. The course will start with the basics. Then it will cover the theoretical understanding of the problems along with a number of tutorials of simulated problems. Both the deterministic and probabilistic approach is covered in the syllabus. The software programming related to the network analysis will also be covered.

INTENDED AUDIENCE: Student from B. Tech in Mining Engineering, Mineral Engineering, Mining Machinery Engineering, All M.Tech related to above B. Tech programs and Ph. D students
INDUSTRY SUPPORT: All Mining Industries send their Engineers/Managers to attend similar courses conducted mostly by Management Institutes/IE Departments. They mau think of this online course
Course Status : Upcoming
Course Type : Elective
Duration : 4 weeks
Start Date : 21 Feb 2022
End Date : 18 Mar 2022
Exam Date : 24 Apr 2022 IST
Category :
  • Metallurgy and Material science & Mining Engineering
Credit Points : 1
Level : Undergraduate/Postgraduate

Course layout

Week 1 : Introduction to PERT and CPM and basic understanding
Week 2 : Detailed understanding of CPM and optimization techniques
Week 3 : Detailed understanding of PERT and probabilistic approach
Week 4 : Critical analysis of the networks, computer programming

Books and references

  • Operations Research: An Introduction by Hamdy A. Taha
  • Principles of Mine Planning Book by Bhattacharya Jayanta
  • Project Planning and Control with PERT & CPM by B.C. Punmia and K. K. Khandelwa
  • A management guide to PERT/CPM by Weist and Levy

Instructor bio

Prof. Kaushik Dey

IIT Kharagpur
Kaushik Dey is an Assistant Professor, Department of Mining Engineering Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur, India. He has obtained B.E. (Mining), M. Tech (Opencast Mining) and Ph.D. (Mining) prior to work in the field of Tunneling and Mining sector for few years. Prior to join I. I. T. Kharagpur, Dr. Kaushik Dey was an Assistant Professor in Department of Mining Engineering at National Institute of Technology, Rourkela and at Indian School of Mines, Dhanbad. His research area includes excavation of rock by blasting or by mechanical cutting, mining operations, surface mining, whole body vibration etc. He has published around thirty five research papers in different journals apart from many others presented in the national/international conferences.

Course certificate

The course is free to enroll and learn from. But if you want a certificate, you have to register and write the proctored exam conducted by us in person at any of the designated exam centres.
The exam is optional for a fee of Rs 1000/- (Rupees one thousand only).
Date and Time of Exams: April 24, 2022  Morning session 9am to 12 noon; Afternoon Session 2pm to 5pm.
Registration url: Announcements will be made when the registration form is open for registrations.
The online registration form has to be filled and the certification exam fee needs to be paid. More details will be made available when the exam registration form is published. If there are any changes, it will be mentioned then.
Please check the form for more details on the cities where the exams will be held, the conditions you agree to when you fill the form etc.


Average assignment score = 25% of average of best 3 assignments out of the total 4 assignments given in the course.
Exam score = 75% of the proctored certification exam score out of 100

Final score = Average assignment score + Exam score

YOU WILL BE ELIGIBLE FOR A CERTIFICATE ONLY IF AVERAGE ASSIGNMENT SCORE >=10/25 AND EXAM SCORE >= 30/75. If one of the 2 criteria is not met, you will not get the certificate even if the Final score >= 40/100.

Certificate will have your name, photograph and the score in the final exam with the breakup. It will have the logos of NPTEL and IIT Kharagpur .It will be e-verifiable at nptel.ac.in/noc.

Only the e-certificate will be made available. Hard copies will not be dispatched.

Once again, thanks for your interest in our online courses and certification. Happy learning.

- NPTEL team

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