Indian School of Mines

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Indian Institute of Technology
भारतीय प्रौद्योगिकी संस्थान धनबाद
Indian School of Mines logo.jpg
Motto उत्तिष्ठत जाग्रत प्राप्य वरान्निबोधत
Uttitishthat Jagrat Prapya Varannibhodhat
Motto in English
"Arise, Awake, strive for the highest and be in the light"
Type Public
Established 1926
Chairman D.D. Mishra
Director Durga Charan Panigrahi[1]
Academic staff
Undergraduates 3,640
Postgraduates 2,066
Location Dhanbad, Jharkhand, India
Campus Urban
Acronym IIT
Affiliations Government of India

Indian Institute of Technology (Indian School of Mines), Dhanbad (abbreviated IIT (ISM), Dhanbad), formerly known as the Indian School of Mines (ISM), is an academic institute, an Institute of National Importance located at Dhanbad, Jharkhand, India. It was formerly a Deemed University before it got converted into an Institute of National Importance under the autonomous Indian Institutes of Technology system.[2][3]

It is located in the mineral-rich region of India, in the city of Dhanbad. It is the third oldest institute (after IIT Roorkee and IIT (BHU) Varanasi) which got converted into an IIT.[4] It was established by British Indian Government on the lines of the Royal School of Mines - London, and was formally opened on 9 December 1926 by Lord Irwin, the then Viceroy of India.[5] It started as an institution to impart mining education, and today, has grown into a technical institution with various academic departments. The institute featured among the top 100 universities in the world in the QS World University Rankings of 2016 by Subject in the fields of Mining and Mineral Engineering.[6] IIT (ISM) admits its undergraduate students through Joint Entrance Examination (Advanced), previously IIT-JEE.[7][8]

Indian School of Mines has 18 academic departments covering Engineering, Applied Sciences, Humanities and Social Sciences and Management programs. The school has produced many pioneers of the industry including Padma Bhushan awardees. The institute has diversified to develop itself into one of the foremost centres of technical education. With phenomenal placements in both Earth Science and non-Earth Science branches, and awesome research output (750+ publications in SCOPUS) the Institute is on its way to a new zenith of success.

On May 25, 2016, the Union Cabinet headed by Prime Minister Modi approved that a bill be introduced in Parliament for converting ISM Dhanbad into an Indian Institute of Technology.[9] On July 26, 2016, the above mentioned Bill was passed by the Lok Sabha.


The Indian National Congress at its XVII Session of December 1901 passed a resolution stating that: [10]

The McPherson Committee formed by Government of British India, recommended the establishment of an institution for imparting education in the fields of mining and geology, whose report, submitted in 1920, formed the main basis for establishment of the Indian School of Mines at Dhanbad, on 9 December 1926.[5]

The institute offered courses in Mining Engineering, Applied Geology, Applied Physics, Applied Chemistry and Applied Mathematics when it opened. In 1957, the institute began offering Petroleum Engineering and Applied Geophysics. Up to 1967 it was a pure government institute where the faculties were recruited through Union Public Service Commission (UPSC).

Dr. Rajendra Prasad, President of India and Shri Jawaharlal Nehru, Prime Minister during their visit to ISM in April, 1950.

The school was granted university status by the University Grants Commission under the University Grants Commission Act, 1956 in 1967. Later courses in Mining Machinery Engineering and Mineral Engineering were started in 1975 and 1976 respectively. It was among the few institutes to start courses in Industrial Engineering and Management (in 1977), to cater to the needs of industries like metallurgy, mining and manufacturing.

From 1996-97 the school came directly under the financial and administrative controls of Ministry of Human Resource and Development, Government of India with pay scales and perks to its employees at par with that of Indian Institutes of Technology and Indian Institutes of Management. In 1997, the institute began admitting students through the IIT Joint Entrance Examination (IIT-JEE) conducted jointly by the IITs and ISM.[11] In 1998 courses for Electronics Engineering and Computer Science and Engineering were introduced and in 1999, the institute started a bachelor of technology course in Mechanical Engineering.

In 2006, ISM added 14 new courses, prominent among them being Electrical Engineering and a course in Environmental Engineering in the undergraduate curriculum. From 2006, ISM also started offering Integrated Master of Science (Int. M.Sc) in Applied Physics, Applied Chemistry and Mathematics & Computing, and Integrated Master of Science and Technology (Int. M.Sc Tech) courses for Applied Geology and Applied Geophysics. In 2011 ISM offered a B.Tech programme in Chemical Engineering. The institute introduced Civil Engineering in 2013 and Engineering Physics in 2014.


IIT (ISM) is located in Dhanbad, the most populated city in the state of Jharkhand.[12] The institute is located 3 km from the Dhanbad Junction railway station, which lies on the Kolkata (Howrah) - Delhi railway line. Besides rail, Dhanbad is also connected with Kolkata by NH-2 (Grand Trunk Road).

Departments and centres

IIT (ISM) has the following departments and centres:[13]

CSE Department
Department of Petroleum Engineering
  • Applied Sciences
    Social Sciences
    • Department of Management Studies (Formerly Industrial Engineering & Management)
    • Centre of Mining Environment
    • Computer Centre
    • Center for Renewable Energy
    • Center of Societal Mission
    Research centres

An eight storey Central Research Facility has been set up at IIT (ISM) as a Centre of National Importance.[14][15] IIT (ISM) works as a think-tank for eleven ministries of the Govt. of India.[16]

New Academic Complex
  • Industry Institute Interaction Facility, Kolkata

An Industry Institute Interaction Facility, Kolkata has been established in Kolkata, for hosting campus interviews and international conferences, etc.[17] Another Industry Institute Interaction Facility is being set up in Delhi, and will be ready by 2016.[18]

Academic programmes

IIT (ISM) offers courses in engineering, pure sciences, management and humanities with a focus on engineering. The programs and courses offered at IIT (ISM) are changing as the school evolving into a full-fledged engineering university from the earlier focus on mining and earth sciences. The institute has 18 departments and five inter-disciplinary centres. The Department of Mining Engineering has been accorded the status of "Centre of Advanced Studies" by the University Grants Commission.

Admission to the courses of B.Tech, Dual Degree and Integrated courses are done from JEE Advanced qualified students. Admission to the M.Tech courses are done either through the Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering (GATE) or through a special examination conducted by the institute. Admissions to the MBA program is done through the Common Admission Test (CAT). Admission to the M.Sc.Tech. and PhD courses are done through exams conducted by the institute.

Degree Specialization
4 years Bachelor of Technology (B.Tech) Chemical Engineering, Civil Engineering, Computer Science and Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Electronics and Communication Engineering, Electronics and Instrumentation Engineering, Engineering Physics, Environmental Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Mineral Engineering, Mining Engineering, Mining Machinery Engineering, Petroleum Engineering.
5 years Dual Degree (B.Tech, M.Tech) Computer Science and Engineering, Mineral Engineering and Material Technology, Mineral Engineering and Mineral Resource Management, Mining Engineering.
5 years Dual Degree (B.Tech, MBA) Mining Engineering. (Programme has been stopped now)
5 years Integrated Master of Technology (M.Tech) Mathematics and Computing, Applied Geology, Applied Geophysics.
5 years Integrated Master of Science (M.Sc) Applied Physics, Applied Chemistry.
5 years Integrated Master of Science Technology (M.Sc.Tech) Applied Geology, Applied Geophysics. (5 Year M.Sc.Tech programme has been now replaced by 5 Year Integrated M.Tech)
3 years Master of Science Technology (M.Sc.Tech) Applied Geology, Applied Geophysics.
2 years Master of Technology (M.Tech) Chemical Engineering, Computer Application, Computer Science & Engineering, Electronics & Communication Engineering, RF and Microwave Engineering, Engineering Geology, Environmental Science and Engineering, Fuel Engineering, Geomatics, Industrial Engineering and Management, Maintenance Engineering and Tribology, Mechanical Engineering, Mineral Engineering, Mineral Exploration, Petroleum Exploration, Mining Machinery Engineering, Petroleum Engineering, Power System Engineering,power electronics and electrical drives,Mine electrical engineering, Underground Space Technology.
2 years Master of Science (M.Sc) Applied Physics, Applied Chemistry, Mathematics and Computing.
2 years Master of Business Administration MBA.
1 year Master of Philosophy (M.Phil) Applied Chemistry, Applied Mathematics, English.
PhD All engineering disciplines, interdisciplinary areas, science disciplines and the humanities and social sciences.


The IIT (ISM) campus is surrounded by offices related to mining such as the Central Institute of Mining and Fuel Research, and the headquarters of DGMS and of Bharat Coking Coal Limited. The IIT (ISM) campus comprises academic buildings, student hostels with a 100% residential facilities for faculty, staff and students. The Health Centre provides medical care to students, teachers, staff and their family members. IIT (ISM) is home to the Geological Museum, the Seismic Observatory, a Data Processing Laboratory, the Long Wall Mine Gallery and the Remote Sensing Laboratory.

Rosaline Hostel for Girls at IIT (ISM) Dhanbad

The Central Library is automated and provides services seven days a week, catering to more than 5500 users belonging to 17 departments and centers. The library houses 80,000 books, 8000 Ph.D. thesis and dissertations, 35,000 bound volumes of journals etc.[19]

Largest Academic Library in India at 25,500 square meters

There is a campus-wide fiber optic internet connection and Wi-Fi network, which covers all the departments, teachers' quarters, and students' hostels. There is a central computer lab, and computer labs in each of the Departments.

Being a fully residential campus, IIT (ISM) has 10 hostels - seven for boys and three for girls. All hostels have a mess, canteen, badminton courts and common halls (having TV and pool tables). The newly constructed hostels of boys and girls also have gyms in their compound, which are in addition to the main gym that is for all IIT (ISM) students. The hostels are named after gemstones.

Jasper Hostel with Amber Hostel in the background

In 2011 the state government approved IIT (ISM)'s acquisition of up to 240 acres of land adjacent to the present campus.[20] Massive construction activities are ongoing in the existing IIT (ISM) campus, which when complete will nearly double in size.

Student life

The campus has outdoor and indoor facilities for sports like athletics, cricket, football, basketball, volleyball, tennis, badminton, squash and table tennis. Interested students are also trained in combat sports such karate and boxing. Students choose between National Cadet Corps (NCC), National Service Scheme (NSS), National Sports Organisation (NSO) and yoga for an extra curricular activity.

The Student Activity Centre (SAC) has a swimming pool, gym, food cafe, and music club. There are various clubs related to dramatics, dance, music, quizzing, literary, photography, robotics, etc. There is a students society by the name of IIT (ISM) Students Society (ISS).[21]

Olympic Size Swimming Pool at SAC

Students of the college also take part in social activities and causes of social uplift. Kartavya, Fast Forward India (FFI)[22] and Samitra are three such initiatives to help the underprivileged children around the college campus.[23][24]

On September 14, 2014 students of IIT (ISM) Dhanbad donated a record 1011 units in a single day eventually grabbing the top place in number of blood donations in Jharkhand.[25]

Mailer Daemon is a monthly campus newspaper, published by IIT(ISM) students.

ISMDiaries is the unofficial campus blogging platform.

GENESIS is the entrepreneurship cell of IIT (ISM). It motivates and provides resources to the students to start-up their own enterprises.[26]

Srijan is the annual inter-college cultural festival of IIT (ISM). It is the most blitzy affair in college featuring celebrities and the best DJs in town.

Concetto is the annual techno-management fest and Parakram is the annual sports fest.

Basant is the Spring Fest of the college and it is customary for the students to dress up in formals and traditionals on this day. Since the fest is close to Rose Day, students generally exchange Roses on this day. A spectacular cultural extravaganza follows.

Notable Alumni of IIT (ISM)


  • Waman Bapuji Metre, pioneer in the Indian Oil Industry (played a major role in establishment of ONGC). Padma Bhushan in 1968. He belonged to 1st batch of ISM (1926–30).
  • Gulshan Lal Tandon, pioneer in the Indian Mining Industry (played a major role in establishment of Coal India). Padma Bhushan in 1986.
  • Rajeev Khanna, Director, Policy and Corporate Affairs, British Gas
  • A K Sinha, Director (Business Development), Baker Hughes Group
  • I L Budhiraja, President, Petroleum (E&P), Reliance Industries Ltd
  • Atul Chandra, Head (International E&P), Reliance and former CMD, ONGC Videsh Ltd.
  • U D Choubey, CMD, GAIL
  • N M Borah, CMD, OIL India
  • Shashi Kumar, former Chairman, Coal India Limited
  • Kharak Singh, President, E&P, Essar Oil
  • Shaibal Chatterjee, Executive Vice President, ICICI Prudential Life Insurance Company Limited
  • Tapan Bose, Vice President, Satyam Computers, India
  • S Puri, Director General, DGMS
  • Amrit S. Chopra, Vice-chairman and CEO, Medicom
  • Ramesh Gopalan, Country Head (India), Gridstone Research,
  • V K Singh, President, Reliance Coal Resource Pvt. Ltd
  • N K Mitra, former Director (Offshore), ONGC
  • S B Singh, Senior Vice President, Globex Energia
  • A G Pramanik, ED, ONGC
  • B P Singh, Director (Projects), NTPC
  • Dr Amlendu Sinha, First Director, CIMFR Dhanbad
  • Santosh Senapati, Managing Director, Asia ex-Japan Direct Investments, AIG
  • S N Sharma, CMD, SURSEZ (Surat Special Economic Zone)
  • S C Saxena, former MD, TMILL, present MD, Jessop India
  • Apurba Saha, ED, ONGC and President, SPG
  • Dibyendu Bose, MD, TMILL
  • Dr Raman Srikanth, CEO, Thiess India Pvt Ltd
  • Ranjan Kumar Saha,Ex- CMD, CCL
  • Satish Puri, Director General of Mines Safety, DGMS,
  • Satish Rahul Guhai, Dy Director General of Mines Safety, DGMS
  • P K Sarkar, Dy Director General of Mines Safety, DGMS
  • Gora Koley, Senior Vice-President, JSW
  • T. Prasad, Executive Director, SECL, Bilaspur.
  • Ashok Kumar Singh, Director, JSPL
  • Gopal Sing CMD, CCL
  • N.Kumar Director(technical),Coal India
  • Om Prakash Director (technical) WCL
  • T.C.Nag Director(technical),CCL
  • A.K.Debnath, CMD CMPDI
  • S.Chakravarty, Director ECL
  • S.K.Chowdary, Former CMD. Coal India Limited
  • V.K.Singh,EX-CMD, NCL
  • Vikas Agrawal, Ops Manager, PTS Schlumberger, India


  • Sourav Sinha, CIO-Oman Air
  • Dr Ganesh Thakur, VP,Chevron USA and 2012 President, Society of Petroleum Engineers
  • M P Singh, VP, ArcelorMittal, UK
  • P S Prasad, CTO , ArcelorMittal, Liberia
  • P J Singh, CEO, Bay Area Systems, Silicon Valley entrepreneur, USA
  • Dr Mihir K. Sinha, founder of IFTC and former Vice President, J P Morgan, USA
  • Dr Anil Kumar, Senior Advisor, ExxonMobil, USA
  • Ashim Bhowmick, Former Sales & Marketing Consultant, Cement plant New and Plant Upgradation, FLSmidth, Bethlehem, PA, USA
  • Mohan Singh, Chief Inspector of Mines, Papua New Guinea
  • Dr Ram G. Agarwal, Well Test Pioneer, former Senior Technical Advisor, BP USA
  • Amitabh Chakrvorty, Director, CSI Consulting Inc, Canada
  • Dr Ragula Bhaskar, founder president and CEO, FatPipe Networks,USA
  • Dr Atul Arya, Director, IHS CERA and former VP (Energy and Climate Policy), BP, UK
  • Dr Madan M. Singh, Director, Department of Mines and Mineral Resources, Arizona, USA
  • Dr Ananda Rakhit, VP and Chief Information Officer, NES Rentals, USA
  • Shiv K. Sharma, Senior V P (Engineering), Kerr McGee, Now Anadarko, USA
  • Dr Chayan Chakrabarty, President and Director, Bengal Energy, Canada
  • Suresh C. Chugh, Founder and CEO, IFM Resources and former Head JP Morgan, USA
  • Raj Upadhyay, VP (Production) Unocal, USA
  • C Amitabh, Director, CSI Consulting, Canada
  • Dr Hemanta Mukherjee, founder, iPoint LLC, USA


  • Dr. Harsh Gupta, Member of NDMA - having rank of Union Minister of State. Former Secretary to Govt of India. Earth Scientist. Padma Shri in 2006.
  • Dr. V.P. Dimri, Earth Scientist, Padma Shri in 2010
  • Prof Ajoy K. Ghose, former President, Institution of Engineers (India) and FEISCA
  • Prof Indranil R. Bardhan, Associate Professor, School of Management, University of Texas, USA
  • Prof Amit Acharya, Civil and Environmental Engineering, Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh,USA
  • Prof Mrinal K. Sen, Jackson Chair in Applied Seismology, University of Texas at Austin, USA
  • Prof Shri Krishna Singh, Head, Instituto de Geofísica, Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México, Mexico
  • Prof Sanjay Srinivasan, Petroleum and Geosystems Engineering, University of Texas, USA,
  • Prof Pradeep Talwani, University of South Carolina and Director, South Carolina Seismic Network, USA
  • Dr. Utpal Dutta, Associate Professor, University of Alaska Anchorage, Anchorage, AK, USA
  • Prof Akhil Datta-Gupta, Professor and LeSuer Chair in Reservoir Management, Texas A&M University,USA
  • Prof Someshwar Kesh, Harmon College of Business Administration, Central Missouri State University, USA
  • Prof Santanu Khataniar, Professor of Petroleum Engineering, University of Alaska Fairbanks, USA
  • Prof Chandra S Rai, Mewbourne School of Petroleum and Geological Engineering, University of Oklahoma, USA
  • Prof Raja V Ramani, Mining and Geo-Environmental Engineering, Pennsylvania State University, USA
  • Prof Hemanta K Sarma, Chairman, Petroleum Engineering Department, The Petroleum Institute, Abu Dhabi, UAE
  • Prof B P Pandey, Dean Emeritus, UPES, Dehradun, India
  • Prof T Kumar, Director, National Institute of Technolgy, Durgapur
  • Prof G P Karmakar, Director, School of Petroleum Technology, PDPU, Gandhinagar, India
  • Prof D C Panigrahi Director Indian School of Mines,Dhanbad
  • Prof K Pathak,Mining Engineering Department,IIT-Kharagpur
  • Prof J Bhattacharya, Head of Department ,Mining Engineering Department, IIT-Kharagpur


  • Sunil Kumar Barnwal, IAS, secured All India Rank 1 in IAS Exam-1996 conducted by UPSC. Awarded Census 2011 Medal by the President of India.
  • Kanhaiya Lal Gupta, Retd, IPS 1953 Batch, former Director General of Police, U.P.
  • Randhir Kumar, IAS, 3rd Rank, Civil Services Examination-2005
  • Nand Kumaram, IAS, 8th Rank, Civil Services Examination-2008
  • Ajit Roy Bardhan, IAS, Secretary, PWD, Govt of West Bengal
  • Asok Barnwal, IAS, PS to Minister, Surface Transport, GoI
  • Rajat Bhargav, IAS, Resident Commissioner of Andhra Pradesh, New Delhi
  • T K Vinodkumar, IPS, DIG, former Commissioner of Police, Calicut
  • Amresh Mishra, IPS, ADIG New Delhi, Founder of 'Kartavya' NGO
  • Abdul Hamid , IPS, 2006 batch U P cadre

Entrepreneurship and Innovation: Entrepreneurship and Innovation:

  • Dr.Abhinav Kumar Shrivastava,(Novelist,Entrepreneur,Social Activist),An established and global repudiated "Graphologist"(Handwriting Expert).[27]


IIT (ISM) was ranked as the 7th best Engineering College of India in the Edu-Rand Rankings of 2015.[28] The survey was done jointly by Edu, an Indian company and Rand Corporation, a non-profit American think-tank.[29]

IIT (ISM) has been ranked at 201 position among BRICS nations' by QS World University Rankings in 2016.[30]

From ISM to IIT (ISM)Dhanbad: history

Main article: ISM to IIT

The proposal for conversion of ISM into an IIT had been strongly recommended in 1994 by a Government Committee, headed by Prof. S. Sampath (former Director of IIT Kanpur and IIT Madras).[31] However, no action was taken by the Government over this proposal.

Several years later, in 2007-08, several new Indian Institutes of Technology (IITs) were set up without even having a campus, while ISM was not converted into IIT. This was despite the fact that since 1997, ISM was taking in IIT-JEE qualified students (along with the 7 older IIT's and IT-BHU).[11] After the conversion of IT-BHU to IIT-BHU in June 2012, ISM was the only non-IIT institute which admitted IIT-JEE (now called IIT-JEE Advanced) qualified students to its various undergraduate and dual degree programmes.[32] Once admitted into ISM or an IIT through IIT-JEE (Advanced) exam, a student was not permitted to appear in the exam again, and hence could not take admission in an IIT next year (as per rules of the JEE Advanced exam).[33] In this respect, Govt of India treated ISM at par with IITs.

In 2009, ISM got the approval of its Finance Committee, Executive Board and General Council, proposing its conversion to an IIT. This was forwarded to Ministry of Human Resource and Development, Government of India in early 2010. There was significant progress here onwards.

The proposal to convert ISM to IIT became a part of the new 5-Year Plan after its passage by the National Development Council (NDC), on 27 December 2012.[34] It is worth mentioning that ISM was the only institute of India selected by NDC to be converted into an IIT in the 12th Five Year Plan.

The Union Finance Minister Mr. Arun Jaitley, during his budget speech in Parliament on 28 February 2015, proposed to upgrade ISM Dhanbad into an IIT.[35][36] On May 25, 2016, the Union Cabinet headed by Prime Minister Modi approved that a bill be introduced in Parliament for converting ISM Dhanbad into an IIT.[9] On July 26, 2016, the Bill was subsequently passed by the Lok Sabha.


International research collaborations

Collaboration with foreign universities

Indian School of Mines has international collaboration with several foreign universities for conducting joint research. Some such universities are- Imperial College London in UK, University of South Florida in US, Texas A&M University in US, Norwegian Geotechnical Institute, Goethe University Frankfurt in Germany, Technische Universität in Germany, Braunschweig University of Technology in Germany, Pierre-and-Marie-Curie University in Paris, AGH University of Science and Technology in Poland, Polytechnic University of Turin in Italy, Technical University of Crete in Greece, China University of Mining and Technology, Technical University of Košice in Slovakia, Kōchi University in Japan, University of Lyon in France, FernUniversitaet Hagen in Germany,[37] Pennsylvania State University in US, Camborne School of Mines in UK, CNR Frascati in Italy, University of Leeds in UK, KIT Japan, Humboldt University of Berlin in Germany, National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology in Japan, Photon Factory in Japan, and European Commission.[38]

Collaborations of IIT (ISM) are also with Polytechnic School of the University of São Paulo in Brazil, ENSIT in Tunisia, National United University in Taiwan,[39] Eindhoven University of Technology in Netherlands, International Centre for Theoretical Physics in Italy, Colorado School of Mines in US, Cape Peninsula University of Technology in South Africa, University of KwaZulu-Natal in South Africa, Jazan University in Saudi Arabia, University of Baghdad in Iraq, Wenzhou University in China, University of Perugia in Italy, Auburn University in US, Yazd University in Iran, University of Ostrava in Czech Republic, Saint Petersburg State University in Russia, Romanian Academy in Romania, King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals in Saudi Arabia, and University of New South Wales in Australia.[40]

Other foreign collaborations

IIT (ISM) is a partner university under the Erasmus Mundus programme of the European Union.[41]

IIT (ISM) is the mentor university for setting up Afghan National Institute of Mines, through an agreement between Government of India and Government of Afghanistan.[42]

IIT (ISM) conducts classes for students of other countries like Afghanistan, Ghana and Tanzania.[43]

Statement by Indian and Australian Prime Ministers

On 18 November 2014, "Prime Minister Abbott and Prime Minister Modi welcomed the intention to explore opportunities for partnership between Australian institutions and the Indian School of Mines in Dhanbad." [44]


See also

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