…standing tall since early decades of 20th century, the institute is steadily sailing through the millennium change and has emerged into one of the most prominent institution- Indian Institute of Technology IIT(ISM) with full bloom functioning of 18 branches of Engineering, Applied Sciences, Management Studies and Humanities. IIT (ISM) has had a centenary long credentials of outperforming achievements/contributions in academia and the industry.
The Indian Institute of Technology (Indian School of Mines) constituted under Institute of Technology Act, 1961 is administered through IIT Council-the apex body, Government of India under the Chairmanship of Honourable Minister, MoHRD for uniform and smooth governance of Pan-IIT in our country.
Further, Indian Institute of Technology (Indian School of Mines) functions under tandem administrative guidance of Board of Governors (BoG) & Finance Committee (FC) headed by Chairman and Director, IIT(ISM) as its member.
Academic administration is the domain of Senate constituted of all the Professors of IIT(ISM) and few other nominated members from reputed organizations. Director, IIT(ISM) is the ex-officio Chairman. The Senate helps in structuring the course-curriculum, research activities and all other academic activities towards creating a learning ambience in the institute and to facilitate overall academic excellence.
IIT(ISM) offers thirteen 4-years B.Tech programmes in various branches of Engineering like Chemical, Civil, Computer Science & Engineering, Electrical, Electronics & Communication, Electronics & Instrumentation, Engineering Physics, Environmental Science & Engineering, Mechanical, Fuel & Mineral, Mining Machinery, Mining and Petroleum. It also offers 5- years Dual Degree (B.Tech + M.Tech) Programme in Computer Science & Engineering. Besides, it offers 5 years Integrated M.Tech Programme in Applied Geology & Applied Geophysics and Mathematics & Computing. The Institutes also offers 3-years Masters programmes viz. MSc. (Tech) in Applied Geology & Applied Geophysics, 2-years M.Sc. Programmes in Chemistry, Physics, Mathematics & Computing. It offers higher degrees in Management and Humanities as well, in addition to PhD & PDF in various streams.
IIT(ISM) Dhanbad adopts a total transparent admission process ; B.Tech. through JEE (Advanced) and M. Tech. through GATE conducted at Pan-India level. Admissions to MBA programmes are done on valid CAT/ GMAT Score. However, students from foreign countries are admitted through sponsorships of the respective embassy.
The Office of the Dean (Research and Development) drives strategic planning and provide guidance across academic and research programs, fostering new and interdisciplinary research initiatives and collaborations
To be a nationally and internationally acclaimed premier institution of higher technical and scientific education with social commitment having an ethos for intellectual excellence, where initiative is nurtured, where new ideas, research and scholarship flourish, where intellectual honesty is the norm and from which will emerge the leaders and innovators of tomorrow in the realm of technology. While serving as a catalyst in a developing society, its goal as one of the premier technology education institution in the country would be to intimately involve itself not just in the technological development of the Nation but indeed in its overall development.
The Indian School of Mines was formally opened on 9th December 1926, by Lord Irwin, the then Viceroy of India to address the need for trained manpower related to mining activities in the country with disciplines of Mining and Applied Geology. In 1967 it was granted the status of a deemed to be university under Section 3 of UGC Act, 1956. Since its establishment, IIT(ISM) has undergone considerable expansion of its activities, and presently it can be considered as a total technology education institute.