The Department of Mining Engineering is celebrating its Golden Jubilee this year, and as part of the celebrations organized an International Symposium on Advance in Mining Technology and Management (AIMM-2005) from November 30 to December 2, 2005.
The three day Symposium focused on current as well as breakthrough technology in the world of mining engineering. It included keynote addresses by world renowned scientists and parallel technical sessions to deliberate on various frontier topics in Mining circles. Attended by over 150 delegates from various corners of the world including the USA, Australia, South Korea, France, Romania, Poland, Indonesia, and several distinguished scientists from the subcontinent, AIMM 2005 was truly a window to the current landscape of achievements in mining technology.
The inauguration ceremony was a somber affair, and special mention must be made of Dr. T. Mukherjee of Tata Steel and Dr. Hee-Soon Shin, Director, Geophysical Exploration and Mining Research Division, KIGAM, Korea, who gave some illuminating insights into their fields. This was followed by a keynote session and then several technical sessions punctuated by regular tea breaks, dinners and lunches. Delegates were treated to a delightful cultural programme on the evening of 1st December at the Netaji Auditorium. The Symposium closed with a Valedictory Function at the Gargi Auditorium.