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



Recurring exigencies for the inception of such an institute formed the primary basis for the establishment of the ‘Indian School of Mines & Applied Geology’ at Dhanbad by the hands of the then Viceroy Lord Irwin on 9th December 1926.


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.


Central Research Facility of IIT(ISM), Dhanbad has been established as a Centre of National Importance for Research and Creation. The constellation of high-quality equipment enabled with cutting edge technologies at a single location provides a scientific arena for the researchers. Sophisticated analytical instruments are vital for pursuing high-end research in areas of modern science and technology. Various advanced analytical instruments of CRF are operated and maintained by a dedicated and qualified group of Faculty members, Technical Officers and Skilled Operators. It is an integral part of IIT(ISM), Dhanbad.

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Medical services

The Health Centre of the Institute has been catering the medical needs of around 8300 patients, 252 permanent staff and 300 faculty members along with their dependants. Besides this, most of the retired employees with their spouses have also been provided medical treatment. 

Student Life

Campus life

“The campus life at IIT (ISM) never comes to a halt. With over seven thousand students from around the country and dozens of variegated fests around the year, one shall invariably have something or the other to experience or look forward to. Hop in to discover how enterprising the life at IIT Dhanbad can be.”

Sports facilities

  • Basket ball courts.
  • Volley ball courts.
  • Tennis courts.
  • Flood lights.
  • Medium size cricket ground with turf pitch.
    • Practice turf & concreate pitches.
    • Practice concrete pitches
    • Full length pavilion on one side.
  • Fully equipped gymnasium for boys & girls.
    • Synthetic floor badminton courts (4)
    • Yoga centre, Boxing ring & Billiards room
    • Technical and cultural clubs

    Dhanbad, Jharkhand, India

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