The basic academic departments of the Mining Institute are:
● Department of Mining – Apatity branch of Murmansk State Technical University; (af.mstu.edu.ru/kaf_gor.shtml)
Head of the Department – Melnikov N. N., Academician RAS, Professor
● Department of Mining and Processing - Kola Branch of Petrozavodsk State University. (apatity.petrsu.ru/faculty/gtf/kaf.php
Head of the Department – Melnikov N. N., Academician RAS, Professor
● Department of Physical processes of mining and Geophysics - Kola Branch of Petrozavodsk State University. (apatity.petrsu.ru/faculty/gtf/kaf.php) Head of the Department – Tereshchenko S. V., Dr. Sci. (Eng.)

Murmansk State Technical University has right to train the students as mining engineers by two specialties “Underground mining of mineral deposits” and “Open-pit mining”. Within initial two years the students are trained in Murmansk (basic technical disciplines). Then they continue training in the town of Apatity, in the Kola branch of Murmansk State Technical University, on the basis of the Mining Institute KSC RAS.

The Kola Branch of Petrozavodsk State University trains the students as mining engineers by specialties “Underground mining of mineral deposits”, “Open-pit mining”, “Mineral processing” “Physical processes of mining or oil and gas industry”, and “Geophysics”.

The specialists of the Mining Institute are reading lectures in the Kola Branch of Petrozavodsk State University, Apatity Branch of Murmansk State Technical University, and St. Petersburg State Engineering and Economic University (ENGECON)