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The Mining, Geological & Metallurgical Insititute of India

The oldest of its kind in Asia

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...

Purpose & Scope of The Institute

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.


MGMI has been promoting the cause of the mineral industry since its inception on 16 January, 1906. It has been on the forefront of professional societies in mining and geosciences around the world. MGMI has always provided a forum for sharing experiences and learning of the latest in the practices and technology. The Institute presently has around 2500 members serving the mineral industry and diversified its valued activities in various fields. The Institute is having its headquarters and one of its branches in Kolkata and 15 more branches throughout the country.

MGMI fulfils its objectives to encourage, assist and extend knowledge and information connected with Geology, Mining, Metallurgy etc. through organizing technical lectures, discussion etc., by holding Seminars, Conferences, Technical Meeting and Tours, Publication of regular Journals, Transactions, Newsletters and Scientific Research Works. The Institute's Headquarters is in Kolkata and has 18 branches at Asansol, Bangalore, Bilaspur, Mumbai, Kolkata, Dhanbad, Goa, Jamshedpur, Kothagudem, Nagpur, Singrauli, New Delhi, Rajasthan, Ranchi, Orissa, Assam and Sukinda.

News & Updates

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MGMI News Journal - Vol 46 - No 1 - April - June 2020New

MGMI News Journal - Vol 45 - No 4 - January - March 2020New

MGMI News Journal - Vol 45 - No 3 - October - December 2019

Council Member List 2019-20

GEM 2020 Brochure


MGMI News Journal - Volume 45 - No 2 - July - September 2019

Notice for 113th Annual General Meeting

MGMI Transactions - Volume 115 (April 2018 - March 2019)

MGMI News Journal - Vol 45 - No 1 - April - June 2019

MGMI News Journal - Volume 44, No.4, January - March 2019

8th Asian Mining Congress & Exhibition

8th International Mining Exhibition, 2019

Awards and Medals

Awards and Medals presented every year by the Institute for various outstanding works in different fields of Mineral Industries are:

  • Dewan Bahadur D.D.Thacker Coal Mining Gold Medal : For outstanding Contributions of Coal Mining Industry
  • Engineering Gold Medal : For outstanding work in Mining Machinery
  • Indranil Award for Metallurgy : For outstanding contribution to the Ferrous Metallurgy or ferroalloys
  • Institute’s Gold, Silver and Bronze Medal: For best papers published in the Transactions
  • J.Coggin Brown Memorial Medal :( For Geological Sciences) for outstanding work in Geology. (For Non-Coal Mining) for outstanding work in Non-Coal Mining
  • John Dunn Medal : For outstanding service to the Indian Mineral Industry (Administrative or Technical)

  • M.L.Rungta Award: For outstanding service in the cause of small scale Mining Industry
  • Smt. Bala Tandon Award : For outstanding contribution in upgrading the quality of life in Mining Environment
  • Sukumar Rakshit Award : For outstanding contribution in Stowing or Rock- Mechanics of Mine Support system in Coal Mines
  • Branch awards(Activity and Membership growth):For best activities of various Institute’s branches
  • Coal India Trophy: On Implementation of Coal &Lignite Projects, Washery Plant and Central workshop connected therewith
  • Subrata Ghose Award for Coal Petrology

  • R. P. Bhatnagar Award for Mineral Beneficiation
  • D. N. Thakur Award for outstanding Earth Scientists & Mining Engineers
  • Lala Ramkishore Singhal Award
  • Prof. S. K. Bose Award
  • Prof. H. B. Ghose Award
  • Prof (Dr) Mahendra Pratap Singh Memorial Coal Science Award

Awards and Medals for the Best Students of various Universities and Institutions are:

  • Chandrakala Medal for Mining Engineering in IIT, Kharagpur
  • Dr. Hari Narain Medal for Applied Geophysics of Indian School of Mines, Dhanbad
  • Hayden Medal for Applied Geology of Indian School of Mines, Dhanbad
  • Hadfield Medal for Metallurgy of B. H.U.
  • Indranil Award for Metallurgy of IIT, Kharagpur and B.E.College, Shibpur

  • J.Coggin Brown Memorial Cash Award for Geology of Presidency College, Calcutta
  • La-Touche Medal for Geology, B. H.U.
  • McNally Bharat Medal for Mineral Engineering of Indian school of Mines, Dhanbad
  • Nava-Bharat Medal for Mining Machinery of Kothagudem School of Mines, Osmania University
  • Neyveli Lignite Medal for Opencast mining of Indian School of Mines,Dhanbad

  • Oil India Medal for Petroleum Engineering of Indian School of Mines,Dhanbad
  • Pickering Medal for Mining Engineering of Indian School of Mines, Dhanbad
  • Robertson Medal for Mining Engineering of B.H.U.
  • SCCL Medal for Mining Engineering of Kothagudem School ofMines,Osmania University
  • Shivlal Medal for Mining Engineering of B.E.College, Shibpur
  • Smt.Nirja Sahay Medal for Applied Geology of IIT, Kharagpur