Those who opt for Mining Engineering, Mining Machinery Engineering, Integrated M.Sc. program in Geology or Geophysics, or Petroleum Engineering should not have any form of colour blindness. A certificate to this effect from a govt. registered medical practitioner has to be produced at the time of seat acceptance. IITs may constitute a medical board to test the validity of the candidate’s medical condition.

The standards of visual acuity with or without glasses will be adhered to strictly for candidates seeking admission to Mining Engineering as per DGMS Circular 14 of 1972. Persons with one-eyed vision are not permitted to work underground. Candidates with these limitations are not allowed to opt for admission to Mining Engineering and Mining Machinery Engineering.

Gender Restriction For Mining Engineering Profession

    Section 46 (1) of the Mines Act, 1952 states that
  • No woman shall, notwithstanding anything contained in any other law, be employed
    1. in any part of a mine which is below ground
    2. in any mine above ground except between 6:00 and 19:00 hrs.
  • However, "female" candidates will be admitted to Mining Engineering or Mining Machinery Engineering related courses at IIT (ISM), Dhanbad, IIT Kharagpur and IIT (BHU).