Indian Institute of Technology (Indian School of Mines), Dhanbad Overview

  Dhanbad   AICTE, UGC   ESTD 1926
  Dhanbad   AICTE, UGC   ESTD 1926

About College

A glimpse at the notable institution of the country 

Established by the British Indian Government, the Indian Institute of technology has been momentarily bringing an evolutionary change in the Indian educational system. The institution initially aimed at transforming the mining and geology sector of the country; however, with time, the motive of the institution has drastically been moulded.

IIT is well-known for hunting the best talent from across the nation and polishing them for becoming the leaders of tomorrow. With another centre at Dhanbad, the institution now comprises of diverse 18 branches of engineering, applied sciences, management studies and humanities.

IIT (ISM) has a long history of providing outperforming achievement results and contribution to the academic sector. Moreover, IIT-ISM is the third-oldest institution (after IIT Roorkee and IIT(BHU) Varanasi) to be converted into the flagship IIT institution.

Indian School of Mines (ISM) was started by Lord Irwin on 9th December 1926. Later on, in 1967, it was deemed to be a university. The institute focuses on becoming one of the premier national as well as international universities. Prof. D. D. Misra is the chairman of the institute. The institute has 18 academic departments that deliver knowledge of various subjects such as engineering, social sciences, applied mathematics, humanities etc. 

IIT Dhanbad was ranked sixth in 2017, by India Today. The Week ranked the institute 12th and Outlook India ranked it 13th in India. In QS World Ranking, it is placed on 42nd position among other Indian Universities.

Expert faculty members with years of experience in their relevant fields create many students’ success stories at IIT Dhanbad. Many courses, available in the institute, which prepare students for the competitive professional world. Hands-on experience with the learning process makes them perfect in whatever they endeavour.

About IIT Dhanbad and the Management Department 

The Indian Institute of Technology, Dhanbad has been providing quality education since the beginning of times. With unique teaching methodologies, the institution has been imparting technical education since its conversion into an IIT institution from the Indian School of Mines. Post the establishment of the IIT centre of education, the Industrial Engineering and Management (IE & M) department in the year 1977 offering post-graduation courses like MTech.

The Industrial Engineering and Management (IE & M) department was run by the authorities at a different location for almost two decades. Therefore, the programme gained the attention of young professionals aiming to transform their profiles and learning with the expertise offered at the institution. However, with time, positive changes were accepted, and the department was transformed into the Department of Management studies and launched the MBA programme in 1997.

With industrial mentors and an eminent alumni network, the department soon transformed the regular classroom studies into an extraordinary platform for upskilling. Not only this, the institution now offers a dual degree programme in the field of mining, mineral and petroleum management for bringing positive changes in the naturally abundant resources of the country.

Since the establishment of the institution, strategies to strengthen the core of the institution have been designed to bring growth and diversification for the leaders of tomorrow. In addition to this, the department has also gained success in several consultancy projects, in-house and off-campus executive development programme along with notable projects supported by organisations like AICTE, MHRD, CMPFO, CIL, UGC, ICSSR, Power Grid, NHPC, World Bank, etc. among others.

The department has altogether gained appreciation from different ranking centres as well including platforms like the AIMA- Business Standard, Business World, Business India, Outlook and many more. These organisations conduct B-school surveys at regular intervals and highlight the progress of different educational institutions. The department has been recently gained a NIRF 2020 rank of 29 all over India.

The Management department also comprises of a Training and placement cell with a placement advisor supervising different activities. The cell has a key function to provide placement and recruitment opportunities to students from the MBA and MTech programme annually. Apart from this, the holistic teaching methodology and the rigorous training sessions has made many young minds won laurels for the institution with their exceptional skills. The institution also provided scholarships to students. Student scholarships are also provided by the government or the Institute’s Alumni Association.

IIT (ISM) Dhanbad Courses offered & Fee Structure

The institute offers many undergraduate, postgraduate and doctorate engineering courses for students. Many courses are available in full-time options. These courses are taught under the guidance of expert teachers.

The courses offered at Indian Institute of Technology Dhanbad include subjects like Computer Science and Engineering, Mining Engineering, Mineral Engineering, Petroleum Engineering etc.

IIT (ISM) Dhanbad Courses Highlights

  • On the undergraduate level, the institute offers four-year full-time B.Tech courses with a fee of 7.92 lakhs.
  • IIT Dhanbad also offers a five-year full time integrated B.Tech+M.Tech course with a fee of 8.97 lakhs.
  • On postgraduate level, the institute offers two-year full-time M.Tech courses with a fee of 1.15 lakhs.
  • On the doctorate level, candidates can choose a three-year full-time PhD course with 1.20 lakhs of a fee.

IIT (ISM) Dhanbad Admission Process

All the applicants of undergraduate and postgraduate courses have to pass JEE Main and GATE, respectively to get admission in the institute.

JEE Mains is followed by JoSAA counselling round, which leads to a personal interview. The final selection of the candidates is based on the combined results of previous year’s exam score, GATE or JEE result & personal interview. 

  • For admission in B. Tech. course, candidates require certain JEE Mains score.
  • For admission in M. Tech. course, candidates require certain GATE score.
  • For admission in the Ph.D. course, candidates require to have to get a certain score in the Entrance Examination.

IIT (ISM) Dhanbad Placements 

IIT Dhanbad holds great placement record over the years. Every year many reputed companies come to the campus with various job opportunities to offer. Passed out students are placed in reputed companies offering great salary packages.

Top recruiters of the institute include Microsoft, Wipro, Walmart, Google, Visa, Amazon, Maruti Suzuki, ONGC, Tata Steel etc.  The institute always tries to gives its best in terms of its placement offers.

As an example, in the year 2019, the placement record was reached to 100 percent. Worth to be mentioned that the branch which gets the highest number of offers was Electronics and Communication Engineering.

Till date, IIT Dhanbad has been succeeded in giving the highest salary package of 36 LPA, while generally an average salary package of 8 LPA is offered to the students on campus.

IIT (ISM) Dhanbad Result & Cut-off

The cut-off list plays a major role in the selection of the candidates. It is prepared on the basis of a number of candidates appearing, their results and number of seats available in the institute.

The aforementioned cutoff depending on the criteria can vary yearly and it is also to be noted that the authority is fully responsible for changing those. 

IIT (ISM) Dhanbad Alumni Network

A strong alumni network is very essential for an institute’s growth. Passed out students are connected with the institute through various sources like networking sites etc.

The alumni guide the passed out students in their professional path and provide better job opportunities. Many recruiters remain in touch with the alumni and offer great professional opportunities from time to time.

As IIT Dhanbad is an age-old college, it has produced innumerable alumni, who are very successful in their own fields. Speaking about those, the name of Dr. Rabi Narayan Bastia can be mentioned who has discovered Krishna Godavari Basin and one of the receivers of Padma Shri in 2007.

There are also some famous persons who have graduated from IIT Dhanbad, such as Sharma Nand Sharma, who is now Chairman of SEZ.

IIT (ISM) Dhanbad Scholarships

Many scholarships are offered to the meritorious and deserving students of the IIT Dhanbad. These scholarships are in the form of financial aids, tuition fee waiver etc. Students who have family’s annual income less than 2.5 LPA are eligible for a scholarship from the National Scholarship Portal.

Mainly merit-cum-means scholarships are delivered to the students. Students also can avail for educational loans at a very low rate of interest.

IIT (ISM) Dhanbad Campus Facilities

IIT Dhanbad campus is spread in 218 acres of land. The campus is well designed with all the major facilities. The facilities are available for students like enough spacious classrooms, library with thousands of books, journals, thesis, e-books, access to online national and international libraries, two big auditoriums, open-air theatre, 52 smart classrooms, labs, air-conditioned convocation halls, hygienic dining area, indoor sports area, outdoor activity area, 24/7 health care facility, ATM, canteen and separate hostels for boys and girls. The campus has all the requirements that a student can ask for.


Source Rank
NIRF (2018) 13
NIRF (2017) Engineering 23
NIRF (2017) Overall 53
India Today 6
Outlook India 13
The Week 12
QS (BRICS) 201-250
Times (World) 601-800