With more than 3000 members representing professionals in different fields of mineral based industries; technocrat planners and policy makers both in the private and public sector at State/Central levels; experienced managers in different sub-disciplines ranging from evaluation of resources to their eco-friendly exploitation...
The Institute was establish in 1906 with the object of promoting "The study of all branches of mining methods and of mineral occurrences in India, with a view to disseminating the information for facilitating the economic development of the mineral industries in the country". Prior to Independence, the Government of India used to seek suggestion/comments of the institute in wide ranging issues from "induction of safety measures in underground mines to "income tax" slabs for small scale mines. The practice continued in post-independence era.
The institute has been recognised as a Mineral Industries in the country. Scientific and Industrial Research organisation (by the Department of Scientific community could, to their mutual benefit, discuss fully the problems which would continuously arise in the mineral industry.
Awards and Medals presented every year by the Institute for various outstanding works in different fields of Mineral Industries are:
Awards and Medals for the Best Students of various Universities and Institutions are: