The project was headed by a director and was completed on 30th June, 1992 at a total cost of PKR 25.130 Million. The functions of the training school are to impart pre-employment and in-service training to different categories of persons who are required to hold supervisory positions in the mining Industry. The school had a planned capacity of 20 students of Mine Supervisory course, 10 each for Mine Mechanical and Mine Electrical course.
The first batch of 20 students was inducted in March, 1987 and after completing 3 years diploma course was available to mineral sector in March, 1990. The scope was enhanced to 30 seats in 1994. A new technology of Land and Mine Surveying was introduced in 2002 with 22 students. The 30th batch was admitted in August, 2015 with 120 students which had got registered with Punjab Board of Technical Education, Lahore. Uptill now 778 students have been qualified from the Punjab School of Mines, Katas and are serving in different organizations.
The only institute in Pakistan, providing 3 Years Vocational Training in following technologies:
- Mining Technology
- Mechanical Technology with Specialization in Mining
- Electrical Technology with Specialization in Mining
- Land & Mine Surveying Technology
|Mining Technology||Mechanical Technology||Electrical Technology||Land and Mine Surveying|
|Geology||Metallurgy||Industrial economics||Quantity survey|
|Mine ventilation||Hydraulics||Power generation||Civil engineering drawing|
|Mine economics||Industrial managment||Flame proof machinery||Coal/metal mining|
|Mine surveying||Thermodynamics||Industrial managment||Computer technology|
Training Mine, Katas
Training Mine for Mine Supervisors & Mining Technicians, Choa Saiden Shah and District Chakwal is headed by a Mine Manager; and assisted by an Assistant Mine Manager and a workshop engineer. The project was completed at a total cost of PKR 34.263 Million on 30th June, 1993. The main purpose of the establishment of Training Mine is to provide practical training to the prospective supervisors in actual working conditions to facilitate the transfer of technology of the mineral sector through rationally trained manpower.
The main objectives of Training Mine are as follows:
- Availability of skilled and trained Mining Supervisors & Mining Technicians
- Better and safe-working methods of ensuring enhanced safety and indirectly increased production
- Conservation of miners wealth which is otherwise wasted due to unsafe and outmoded methods
- Reduction in the number of accidents
- Reposing confidence of safety amongst the miners and making them safety conscious
- Awareness about mine hazards
- Facilities for experiments on mining hazards
Mine Survey Institute, Makerwal, District Mianwali
This Institute is headed by a principal. This project was completed at a total cost of PKR 4.225 Million. The main objectives of this institute are as under:
- To provide infrastructure to act as a feed to the statutory Survey Competency Examination
- To produce readily trained Mine Surveyors
- To help the firms in maintaining the mine plans as per statutory requirements
- To help in providing the working conditions underground both in safety and conservation of minerals
The first batch of 20 students was inducted in September, 1989 and after completing two years certificate course in Mine Surveying was available to mineral sector in September, 1991. The scope was enhanced to 40 students in 1994. The 27th batch of 60 students was admitted in September, 2015 with special approval of the Chief Inspector of Mines, Punjab. Uptill now 622 students have been qualified from the Institute and are serving in different organizations.
The only institute in Pakistan, providing 2 Years Vocational Training in Mine Surveying Technology.
- Rescue and Safety
Mine Sample Testing – Research
A laboratory named 'Mine Sample Testing Laboratory, Khushab' was established in 1984, headed by a Senior Research Officer, a qualified Mining Engineer and assisted by two Research Officers. This project was completed on 30th June, 1984 by a total cost of PKR 3.976 million. The main objectives of the Laboratory are to test and analyze the samples drawn from the mines with the view to forecast dangers in mines and to ensure:
- Uniformity in the working environments in mines
- Minimum required standards of safety
- Improved working conditions
- Less accidents rate in mines resulting inter alia reposing confidence in workers
- Detection of occupational diseases and their remedy