Course Name: Drilling and Blasting Technology

Course abstract

Drilling and Blasting is the most popular and predominant rock excavation technique. The main advantage of this technique is that it can be universally applicable if it is designed suitably. This course will cover the basics of Rock geology related to drilling application, the fundamentals of drilling and blasting process during rock excavation in surface and sub-surface excavation and also its engineering as well as economic feasibility.

Course Instructor

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Kaushik Dey

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) and worked in the field of Tunneling and Mining sector for few years. Prior to join I. I. T. Kharagpur, Dr. Kaushik Dey was a Lecturer in Mining at National Institute of Technology, Rourkela and Assistant Professor in Mining at Indian School of Mines, Dhanbad. His research area includes excavation of rock by blasting or by mechanical cutting. He has published around thirty five research papers.
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Teaching Assistant(s)

Satyabrata Behera

M.Tech (Mining Engineering)


 Course Duration : Aug-Sep 2018

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 Enrollment : 18-Apr-2018 to 06-Aug-2018