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The Mining Engineers’ Association of India (MEAI) was founded in the year 1957 under the dynamic leadership of Mr. N. S. Claire. The Association came into existence due to the collective vision and wisdom of a few enterprising mining engineers working in the metal mining belt of Orissa and Bihar. The founders of the Association had to struggle to establish a base for the Association’s effective functioning during its infancy. It was only in the year 1965 that they could succeed in getting the Association registered under the Indian Trade Union Act, 1926 with its Registered office at Rungta house, Barbil, Orissa. Readmore.

The association was registered under the Society’s Act, 1860 on 15th April 1981.Initially, the title of the Association was conceived as “Mining Engineers’ (Metalliferous) Association”. Subsequently, the title was changed to “Mining Engineers’ Association of India” to convey its broadened outlook and also to bring all the professionals working in the mining fraternity under its fold.The aim of establishing such a professional body was to safeguard and enhance the professional competence and integrity of mining industry professionals viz., mining engineers, geologists and allied engineers, serving in the opencast and underground mines. It was also aimed at contributing its might to induce scientific and technological developments in the mining industry for the benefit of its profession and the country.The continued and whole-hearted efforts of the senior professionals in the mining industry resulted in launching of 24 Chapters that are geographically located across the length and breadth of the country representing the aspirations of the mining fraternity. The Chapters of the Association are Barajamda (1957), Goa (1975), Bellary-Hospet (1975),Bailadila (1976), Dalli-Rajhara (1978), (now merged with Raipur Chapter), Nagpur (1979). Belgaum (1982), Raipur (1987), Tamilnadu (1988), Hyderabad (1991), Sukinda (1991), Rourkela (1992), Jabalpur (1992), Calcutta (1992), Veraval-Porbandar (1992), New Delhi (1994), Himalayan (1995), Bhubaneswar (1996), Ahmedabad (1996) Bangalore (1996) Rajasthan (initial name Udaipur ) (1998), Rayalaseema (2005), Jodhpur (2007), Jaipur (2010) and Vizag (2011). The figures mentioned in brackets indicate the year of launching the chapter. The formation of the chapters and their subsequent activities have provided the desired fillip to carry our sustainable activities of the Association, at large and also succeeded in attracting the attention of mining industry professionals serving in far flung regions of the country.The head quarters of the association was shifted to Hyderabad in the year 1995 to enable the members from different parts of the country to have easy access in view of the geographical location of Hyderabad, Andhra Pradesh. The association’s head office is established in its own premises (F-608, Raghavaratna Towers, (A-Block), Chirag Ali Lane, Abids – 500 001).The association entered into bilateral agreements with SME, (USA), AusIMM (Australia) and SAIMM (South Africa) for exchange of information on latest Technological advancements in the field of Mining.To meet the objectives of the association, MEAI conducts National, International Seminars and Symposia, Workshops, Training Programmes, Group Discussions etc periodically, besides publishing a monthly magazine – Mining Engineers Journal- and distributes to all the members (4500) freely every month. Hide this content.

From President's Desk


President’s Message for MEJ September 2016………….

Dear Members of MEAI,

We have entered in to the Diamond Jubilee Year of our Association (2016 -2017). Sixty years of service to the Nation through the dedicated service rendered by each and every member of our Association to the mining industry is praise worthy by all means. Each one must have played his / her role in various capacity and the opportunity they had in each stage of their career.  All these services can be attributed to  ‘Nation Building’ activity, therefore we should be proud to say that we have a share in the progress and prosperity achieved by our great Country !

At the 4th National Council Meeting held at Bangalore on 30th July 2016, the Council has rightly decided to celebrate this year 2016-17 as ‘Diamond Jubilee Year’ of our Association. Meaningful activities will be organized through the year by each Chapter as well as at the Head Quarters level, in commemoration of the Diamond Jubilee. It is my dream - rather your dream - to accomplish the following during the Diamond Jubilee Year :  

  1. Expanding and Modernizing our National Head Quarters
  2. Bringing in professionalism in its conduct and administration
  3. Make MEAI as an internationally recognized  professional body by becoming Association Member of SME (Society for Mining, Metallurgy & Exploration  Inc USA)
  4. Develop an internationally acceptable ‘Resource & Reserve Reporting Code’ for India, in association with CRIRSCO (Committee for Mineral Reserves International Reporting Standards)
  5. Endeavour to Register ‘Mining Engineering Fraternity’ to become Professional Engineers jointly with Engineering Council of India.
  6. Organize continuous ‘Professional Development & Competence Building Program’
  7. Create public awareness about the essentiality of ‘Mining’ Ores and Minerals, and make to realize modern civilized existence is possible only by producing the basic raw materials –ores and minerals.
  8. Strive to get recognition to MEAI’s participation in matters involving policy making and statutory regulations on mineral industry. from the Centre and State Governments.
  9. Strengthen membership of MEAI and encourage all Chapters to be vibrant to fulfill the ‘Objects’ of Association.
  10. Achieve to become an internationally acknowledged mining professional body in the world.

 Yes friends, if my dreams are looking bigger,  it is because of my confidence in your deeper commitments and greater efforts. I am therefore ambitious to make our dreams a reality.  That will be a fitting reward to all of us for celebrating Diamond Jubilee !   Besides, I am humbled and further encouraged by the appreciation expressed in the form of ‘Felicitation’ conferred on me by the revered Past Presidents and the Members of MEAI during the AGM at Bangalore, recognizing my small efforts during the year 2015-16.

Best wishes, God bless. 


Goa,22, August 2016                                                                                                            Sd/-

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