Long Educational Tours and Short Tours to Industrial Establishments : Final year students are taken on long educational tours during the vacation period. The Institute issues Railway concession and also pays for the travel expenses for road journey during the industrial and sight seeing tours depending upon availability of funds. One staff member accompanies the students during the tour. Local visits to the nearby industries are arranged for additional academic support. All miscellaneous expenses are to be borne by the students. Industrial Training : Industrial training is compulsory for Mining Engg. students for a period of one semester (either in 4th or 5th semester). This is not covered under apprenticeship training. The student shall undergo apprenticeship training after completion of Diploma, which is required for award of Forman’s Competency Certificate by Directorate General of Mines Safety. The Institute arranges for the training places, gives railway concession and pays stipend to the students. Other expenses are to be borne by the students. Students from other Diploma Programmes are also permitted to undergo industrial training as optional under the Board rules. Being optional the students are required to take the initiative. Such training can be of 2-4 weeks duration during vacation or 16 weeks during active term. Expert Lectures : Expert lectures on latest topics are arranged for the benefit of students by inviting experts from outside. These lectures help the students to familiarize with the modern developments in science and technology. Activities related to personality development and developments of communication skills are also conducted.