Mineral resources of the country are rapidly diminishing with the extremely slow pace of new discoveries. Minerals being non-renewable resources, the problem is further aggravated due to export of minerals in near-raw form with the minimum level of value addition. In the absence of proper know-how and technological advances the country has been compelled to import finished products of the same minerals spending enormous amounts of foreign exchange annually.
The Mineral Resources and Technology degree program aims to provide the students with a firm scientific foundation for proper appraisal of mineral resources with an in-depth knowledge in mineral science and related disciplines. Students will be exposed to state-of-the-art technologies in mineral industry to explore the value addition potential of local mineral resources.
The modern technology-integrated curriculum fulfills the need of a study program that endows the students with a better understanding on proper utilization of mineral resources stepping beyond the courses focused on exploration and extraction. Students will gain knowledge in science and technology of natural and engineered materials to increase their value in industrial applications.