Section 46 (1) of the Mines Act, 1952 states that
“No woman shall, not with standing anything contained in any other law, be employed
(a) in any part of a mine which is below ground,
(b) in any mine above ground except between 6:00 and 19:00 hrs.”
Hence, female candidates are not admitted to Mining Engineering or Mining Machinery Engineering at ISM, Dhanbad. The corresponding courses at IIT Kharagpur and IIT (BHU) do NOT have such a restriction.
The eligibility of candidates belonging to “third” gender will be notified later.