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Ajoy Ghose is an Indian mining engineer. He was twice awarded the Krupinski Medal (1984 and 2006) for his services to mining by the World Mining Congress, was Director of the Indian School of Mines University in Dhanbad, India, and is a past president of the Institution of Engineers (India) and the Mining, Geological and Metallurgical Institute of India. Between 1998 and 2000, he was President of the Federation of Engineering Institutions of South and Central Asia (FEISCA). He received the Professor Jai Krishna Memorial Award of the Indian National Academy of Engineering in 2004 for "research, education, international cooperation in mining and technology diffusion".
Ghose studied mining engineering at the Indian School of Mines. Following post-graduate training in the United Kingdom, he became a research scientist at the Central Mining Research Station. He became a Professor of Mining Engineering at the age of 28, and Foundation Head of Department of Mining at the Regional Engineering College, Srinagar (now the National Institute of Technology, Srinagar). He spent most of his career as Professor of Mining Engineering at the Indian School of Mines University, and has been a Visiting Professor at the University of Newcastle-upon-Tyne (UK) and the University of Wollongong (Australia).
He is a Fellow of the Indian National Academy of Engineering, a Foreign Member of the Academy of Mining Sciences of Russia, and an Honorary Life Member of the Polish Association of Mining Engineers. He currently serves as an Adjunct Professor at the Bengal Engineering and Science University, Shibpur and as Director of the Central Mine Planning and Design Institute of India.[not in citation given] He is also Editor of the Journal of Mines, Metals and Fuels.
Small Scale Mining: A Global Overview. India Book House Limited ISBN 81-204-0763-6
Engineered Rock Structres in Mining and Civil Construction. Taylor and Francis, London, 2006. (with R.N. Singh)
Environment-friendly techniques of rock breaking. A. A. Balkema, Lisse, 2003. (with Janusz Reś and Krzysztof Wladzielczyk)
Ghose,A.K.,(Editor), Rock Mechanics- Theory and Practice, The Institution of Engineers(India), Calcutta,1974
Ghose,A.K.,(Editor), Optimal Exploitation of Solid Mineral Resources: Challenges and Constraints, Proc. 12th World Mining Congress, The Institution of Engineers(India), Calcutta,1984 Ghose,A.K.,(Editor)., Strategies for Exploitation of Mineral Resources in Developing Countries, Oxford & IBH, New Delhi,1987.
Ghose,A.K., Simic, R., and Najberg,M.(Editors), 30 Years of World Mining Congress, SITRGMJ, Beograd,1988.
Ghose,A.K., and Ramani,R.V.,(Editors), Longwall Thick Seam Mining, Oxford & IBH, New Delhi,1988.
Ghose,A.K., and Seshagiri Rao,H.S.,(Editors), Rockbursts and Bumps- Global Experiences, Oxford & IBH, New Delhi,1990.
Ghose,A.K., (Technical Editor), English edition of "Coal Cutting by Winning Machines(in Russian) by E.Z.Pozin, V.Z Melamed, and V.V,Ton,Oxford & IBH, New Delhi,1989.
Ghose,A.K., (Editor), Small-Scale Mining - A Global Overview, Oxford & IBH, New Delhi,1993.
Ghose,A.K.,(Technical Editor), English Translation of "Seismic Effects of Blasting in Rock" from Russian by A.A.Kuzmenko, V.D. Vorobev, I.I.Denisyek, and A.A.Dauetas, Oxford & IBH, New Delhi,1993.
Ghose, A.K., (Editor), English Translation of "Rock Breakage by Blasting" from Russian by M.I.Petrosyan, Oxford & IBH, New Delhi, 1994.
Ghose, A.K.(Technical Editor), Engl;ish Translation of "Mining and Industrial Applications of Low Density Explosives" from Russian by Baranov, Vedin and Bondarnko, Oxford & IBH, New Delhi,1996
Ghose,A.K.(Editor), Small/Medium Scale Mining, Oxford & IBH, New Delhi,1997(Republished as "Mining on Small and Medium Scale- A Global Perspective" by Intermediate Technology Publications,London,1997).
Ghose,A.K., and Bose,L.K(Editors)., Mining in the 21st Century,Proc. of 19th World Mining Congress, New Delhi, Oxford & IBH, New Delhi,2003.
Ghose,A.K., and Dhar, B.B.(Editors), Mining Challenges of the 21st Century, APH Publishers,New Delhi,2000.
- Keynote at 2008 World Mining Congress
- List of Fellows of the Indian National Academy of Engineering
- List of recipients of the Professor Jai Krishna Memorial Award of the Indian National Academy of Engineering