Plans for a Second Mining School in India

As reported on the Times of India, a new school for mining will be built in one of the northeastern states of India in the near future. It is a project in collaboration with the government of Queensland (Australia), which will provide the curricula and the teachers.

"We now have an understanding specifically on setting up a school of mines in India," Rod Solomon, Trade and Investment Commisioner of Queensland, told IANS. This, he said, followed talks with the Indian government on cooperation in the field of vocational education.

The only school of mines in India is the Indian School of Mines in Dhanbad in Jharkhand, which was established in 1926 by the then British colonial government. The news of a second school of mines comes days after Hyderabad-based infrastructure company GVK received crucial Australian federal government clearance for a coal mine and railway project in Queensland.