The establishment of the Indian Institute of Technology, Dhanbad for imparting education in the fields of mining and geology was recommended by the McPherson Committee that was formed by the Government of British India on the lines of Royal School of Mines – London. The report submitted by it formed the main basis for the establishment of the Indian School of Mines (now known as IIT Dhanbad) at Dhanbad on 9 December 1926 by Lord Irwin, the then Viceroy of India.

History

The Indian School of Mines, situated in Dhanbad is a public engineering and research institution and was a Deemed University before it got converted into an Institute of National Importance under the Institutes of Technology Act, 1961. The school was granted the university status by the University Grants Commission under the University Grants Commission Act, 1956 in 1967. Located in the mineral-rich city of Dhanbad, ISM is the third oldest institute (after IIT Roorkee and IIT (BHU) Varanasi) to be converted into an IIT.  On 25 May 2016, the Union Cabinet headed by the Prime Minister, Narendra Modi, approved a bill in the Parliament for converting ISM Dhanbad into an Indian Institute of Technology. The Bill got the Presidential assent and a Gazette notification was made on 6 Sep 2016, thus officially converting erstwhile Indian School of Mines into an Indian Institute of Technology.

Up to the year, 1967 IIT Dhanbad was a pure government institute where the faculties were recruited through Union Public Service Commission (UPSC).  From the year 1996-97, the school came directly under the financial and administrative controls of the Ministry of Human Resource 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 the year 1997, the institute began admitting students through the IIT Joint Entrance Examination (IIT-JEE) conducted jointly by the IITs and ISM. In 1998, the courses in Electronics, Engineering, and Computer Science Engineering were introduced and in the year 1999, the institute started a course in Bachelor of Technology in Mechanical Engineering.

Started as an institution to impart mining education, ISM has now grown into a technical institution with various academic departments. The institute offered courses in Mining Engineering, Applied Geology, Applied Physics, Applied Chemistry and Applied Mathematics when it was established. In 1957, the institute began offering courses like Petroleum Engineering and Applied Geophysics. Courses in Mining Machinery Engineering and Mineral Engineering were started in the years 1975 and 1976 respectively. IIT Dhanbad was among the few institutes to start courses in Industrial Engineering and Management in the year 1977, in order to cater to the needs of industries in the field of metallurgy, mining, and manufacturing.

Courses at IIT Dhanbad

IIT Dhanbad currently has 18 academic departments covering the areas of Engineering, Applied Sciences, Humanities and Social Sciences and other Management programs. In the year 2006, IIT added 14 new courses, prominent among them being Electrical Engineering and a course in Environmental Engineering in the undergraduate curriculum. From the year 2006, IIT 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 the year, 2011 the institute started a B.Tech programme in Chemical Engineering. The institute introduced Civil Engineering in the year 2013 and Engineering Physics in the year 2014. Following is the list of courses offered by IIT Dhanbad –

Engineering

  • Department of Chemical Engineering
  • Department of Civil Engineering
  • Department of Computer Science and Engineering
  • Department of Electrical Engineering
  • Department of Electronics Engineering
  • Department of Environmental Engineering
  • Department of Fuel and Mineral Engineering
  • Department of Mechanical Engineering
  • Department of Mining Engineering
  • Department of Mining Machinery Engineering
  • Department of Petroleum Engineering

Basic Sciences

  • Department of Applied Chemistry
  • Department of Applied Geology
  • Department of Applied Geophysics
  • Department of Applied Mathematics
  • Department of Applied Physics

Social Sciences

  • Department of Humanities and Social Science

Business

  • Department of Management Studies (Formerly Industrial Engineering & Management)

Centres

  • Centre of Mining Environment
  • Computer Centre
  • Centre for Renewable Energy
  • Centre of Societal Mission
  • Centre of Innovation, Incubation & Entrepreneurship

Research Centres & Industry Interaction Centres

  • An eight-story Central Research Facility has been set up at IIT (ISM) as a Centre of National Importance. IIT (ISM) works as a think-tank for eleven ministries of the Govt. of India.
  • Industry Institute Interaction Facility, Kolkata: An Industry Institute Interaction Facility has been established in Kolkata for hosting campus interviews and international conferences, etc. Another Industry Institute Interaction Facility is being set up in Delhi and got ready by 2016.
  • The Environmental Information System (ENVIS), a centre at Centre of Mining Environment (CME), Indian School of Mines (ISM), was established in 1991 by the Ministry of Environment and Forests (MoEF), Government of India, for collection, storage, retrieval and dissemination of information in the area of mining environment.

Rankings

Internationally, IIT Dhanbad ranked 201-250 among BRICS nations in the QS World University Rankings of 2016 and 601-800 globally by the Times Higher Education World University Rankings of 2018. In India, among all engineering colleges, it ranked 6th by India Today in 2017, 13 by Outlook India and 12 by The Week. It was also ranked 23 among engineering colleges by the National Institutional Ranking Framework in 2017 in ‘Engineering’ category and ranks 53 in the ‘Overall’ category.

Admissions

IIT Dhanbad admits its undergraduate students through Joint Entrance Examination (Advanced), previously IIT-JEE. Admission into IIT Dhanbad is a two-step process. One needs to qualify JEE (Main) and then give the JEE (Advanced). Admissions are based on the JEE (Advanced) rank.

Admission to the M.Tech courses is done either through the Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering (GATE) or through a special examination conducted by the institute. Admission 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.

Selection to ISM Dhanbad is based on the total marks obtained in JEE Advanced 2018. The provisionally selected candidates need to report on the specified date at the Student Activity Centre (SAC), ISM. The Acceptance fee for the seat of  Rs. 45,000 (GEN/OBC) and Rs. 20,000 (SC/ST/Gen-PWD) paid by the candidate gets adjusted in the total fees at the time of registration.

Documents required to be submitted at the time of admission:

  • A letter from JoSSA regarding the course allotment
  • The original JEE Advanced Admit card
  • One set of self-certified copies of Mark Sheets & Certificates of Class 10 & 12
  • Self-certified copy of photo identity card
  • Four copies of passport size photographs as given in the JEE Advanced Application
  • Medical exam form as per the IIT-JEE format signed by a Registered medical practitioner employed in a Government hospital
  • Duly filled-in, attached Student Registration form
  • Duly filled-in, attached Declaration Form
  • Duly filled-in Identity Card form. Duly filled-in Library form
  • Affidavit by the candidate and their parents duly signed before Notary
  • Demand Draft of 30,000 in favor of Jasper Hostel, Dhanbad/Ruby Hostel, Dhanbad
  • Filled-in form for sliding up; proof of payment of the seat, acceptance fee of Rs. 45,000 or Rs. 20,000 as applicable

Eligibility Criteria

  • The candidate must be at least 17 years of age and not more than 25 years of age.
  • For IITs and ISM Academic courses, if the candidate wants to appear in JoSSA 2018, he/she must qualify for the JEE Advanced 2018 and also fulfill the eligibility criteria regarding the performance in Class 12.
  • For IITs and ISM Preparatory courses, if the candidate wants to appear in JoSSA 2018, he/she must qualify the JEE Advanced 2018 and also fulfill the eligibility criteria regarding the performance in Class 12.
  • For admission into ISM, the candidate must hold a position in the list of top 20 Percentile of successful candidates.
  • For admission into ISM, the candidate must have secured 75% (for GEN or OBC- NCL) or 70% (SC, ST, or PWD) of aggregate marks in Class 12 or equivalent examination.
  • Candidates are required to fill the online choice filling the form for IITs, NIT and other GFTIs. To seek admission in ISM Dhanbad, candidates have to register themselves for JoSSA.

Highest Packages Offered

The highest packages offered for various fields at IIT Dhanbad are as follows –

BRANCH HIGHEST PACKAGE (IN LPA)
Chemical Engineering 17.85
Computer Science & Engineering 27
Electrical Engineering 18.5
Electronics & Communication Engineering 18.5
Environmental Engineering 10
Mechanical Engineering 10
Mining Machinery Engineering 9
Petroleum Engineering 25
Mineral Engineering 17.85
Mining Engineering 10
B.Tech (Mineral Engineering) + MBA 7.2
B.Tech (Mining Engineering) + M.Tech (Mining) 9.47
B.Tech (Petroleum Engineering) + M.Tech (Petroleum) 8
Integrated M.Tech Program – Mathematics & Computing 20
Integrated M.Sc Tech Program – Applied Geology 25

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Fee structure

The institute offers a hundred percent remission of tuition fees for students belonging to SC/ST/PH category and the general category candidates with an annual income below one lakh rupees. If the income is between one to five lakhs, a remission of two-third of the total fee will be provided.

The institute fees to be paid by the enrolled students per semester is listed below with all the particulars:

Details Amount to be paid
Caution Money (Single Time Payment, Refundable) ₹1,000
One Time Fees (Non-refundable) ₹10,200
Tuition Fee (per Semester) ₹1,00,000
Other fees (per Semester) ₹4,300
Annual Fees ₹9,000
Total ₹1,24,500

The hostel fee breakup for the students residing at IIT Dhanbad hostels are as follows:

Details Amount to be paid
Hostel Admission Fee (One Time payment) ₹500
Hostel Seat Booking Rent (Beginning of every Semester) ₹2,000
Electricity & Water charges (per Semester) ₹500
Hostel Management Fund (Annually) ₹500
Mess Charges (per Semester) ₹15,000
Total 18500


Seat Matrix

The number of seats offered across different courses and departments of the Institute, which accept admission through the JEE, is represented below:

Branch Seats
4-year B.Tech. Course
Chemical Engineering 40
Civil Engineering 50
Computer Science and Engineering 103
Electrical Engineering 92
Electronics and Communication Engineering 92
Engineering Physics 22
Environmental Engineering 40
Mechanical Engineering 103
Mineral Engineering 45
Mining Engineering 92
Mining Machinery Engineering 40
Petroleum Engineering 65
Electronics and Instrumentation Engineering 40
5-year B.Tech. + M.Tech. Dual Degree Course
Computer Science and Engineering 18
Five-Year Integrated M. Tech. Courses
Mathematics and Computing 40
Applied Geology 15
Applied Geophysics 15
Total 912

The cut off ranks of JEE Advanced for the various streams and departments in ISM Dhanbad in the final round of  counselling in the year 2017 is given below:

General

Branch name Open Close
4-year B.Tech. Course
Chemical Engineering 6065 6981
Civil Engineering 6146 6919
Computer Science and Engineering 1350 3060
Electrical Engineering 3678 5694
Electronics and Communication Engineering 3463 5208
Electronics and Instrumentation Engineering 5352 5973
Engineering Physics 5598 6319
Environmental Engineering 7540 8342
Mechanical Engineering 3971 5994
Mineral Engineering 6616 8403
Mining Engineering 4266 7759
Mining Machinery Engineering 6131 8023
Petroleum Engineering 5240 6823
5-year B.Tech. + M.Tech. Dual Degree Course
Computer Science and Engineering 3091 3184
Five-Year Integrated M. Tech. Courses
Applied Geology 6831 8522
Applied Geophysics 6902 8529
Mathematics and Computing 3076 3995

OBC-NCL

Branch name Open Close
4-year B.Tech. Course
Chemical Engineering 2310 2760
Civil Engineering 2040 2444
Computer Science and Engineering 549 1200
Electrical Engineering 1094 2094
Electronics and Communication Engineering 1357 1951
Electronics and Instrumentation Engineering 1786 2418
Engineering Physics 2382 2791
Environmental Engineering 2889 3380
Mechanical Engineering 1413 2171
Mineral Engineering 2707 3249
Mining Engineering 1331 2807
Mining Machinery Engineering 2872 3040
Petroleum Engineering 2077 2889
5-year B.Tech. + M.Tech. Dual Degree Course
Computer Science and Engineering 1254 1298
Five-Year Integrated M. Tech. Courses
Applied Geology 3271 3400
Applied Geophysics 3152 3422
Mathematics and Computing 1319 1833

SC

Branch name Open Close
4-year B.Tech. Course
Chemical Engineering 1386 1514
Civil Engineering 1142 1274
Computer Science and Engineering 404 828
Electrical Engineering 936 1205
Electronics and Communication Engineering 767 1285
Electronics and Instrumentation Engineering 1391 1468
Engineering Physics 1717 1744
Environmental Engineering 1855 1994
Mechanical Engineering 682 1242
Mineral Engineering 1661 1907
Mining Engineering 1323 1647
Mining Machinery Engineering 1066 1857
Petroleum Engineering 1379 1611
5-year B.Tech. + M.Tech. Dual Degree Course
Computer Science and Engineering 722 835
Five-Year Integrated M. Tech. Courses
Applied Geology 1832 1965
Applied Geophysics 1823 1911
Mathematics and Computing 1001 1284

ST

Branch name Open Close
4-year B.Tech. Course
Chemical Engineering 711 727
Civil Engineering 354 447
Computer Science and Engineering 255 473
Electrical Engineering 442 567
Electronics and Communication Engineering 552 605
Electronics and Instrumentation Engineering 620 712
Engineering Physics 707 797
Environmental Engineering 916 1020
Mechanical Engineering 350 501
Mineral Engineering 792 826
Mining Engineering 609 821
Mining Machinery Engineering 836 871
Petroleum Engineering 667 796
5-year B.Tech. + M.Tech. Dual Degree Course
Computer Science and Engineering 574 574
Five-Year Integrated M. Tech. Courses
Applied Geology 725 725
Applied Geophysics 1033 1033
Mathematics and Computing 533 584

General-PwD

Branch name Open Close
4-year B.Tech. Course
Chemical Engineering
Civil Engineering 180 180
Computer Science and Engineering 50 66
Electrical Engineering 118 137
Electronics and Communication Engineering 75 75
Electronics and Instrumentation Engineering 93 93
Engineering Physics 263 263
Environmental Engineering 81 81
Mechanical Engineering 183 198
Mineral Engineering
Mining Engineering
Mining Machinery Engineering
Petroleum Engineering
5-year B.Tech. + M.Tech. Dual Degree Course
Computer Science and Engineering 34 34
Five-Year Integrated M. Tech. Courses
Applied Geology
Applied Geophysics
Mathematics and Computing 144 144

OBC-NCL-PwD

Branch name Open Close
4-year B.Tech. Course
Chemical Engineering 65 65
Civil Engineering 57 57
Computer Science and Engineering 25 25
Electrical Engineering 51 51
Electronics and Communication Engineering 28 28
Electronics and Instrumentation Engineering
Engineering Physics
Environmental Engineering
Mechanical Engineering 68 68
Mineral Engineering 53 53
Mining Engineering
Mining Machinery Engineering
Petroleum Engineering
5-year B.Tech. + M.Tech. Dual Degree Course
Computer Science and Engineering
Five-Year Integrated M. Tech. Courses
Applied Geology
Applied Geophysics
Mathematics and Computing 66 66

SC-PwD

Branch name Open Close
4-year B.Tech. Course
Chemical Engineering
Civil Engineering
Computer Science and Engineering 24 24
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-year B.Tech. + M.Tech. Dual Degree Course
Computer Science and Engineering
Five-Year Integrated M. Tech. Courses
Applied Geology
Applied Geophysics
Mathematics and Computing

With a high speed connectivity wi-fi campus, air conditioned classrooms and highly equipped laboratories with skilled personnel, the institute harbors state of the art infrastructure for an overall academic and personality development of the students like library, sports complex, gymnasium, cafeteria, auditorium, hospital facilities and a shuttle service for students inside the campus.

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