Indian School of Mines, Dhanbad

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Indian School of Mines (ISM), Dhanbad was established by the viceroy of India, Lord Irwin on 9 December, 1926. Since 1997 the institute conducts admission procedure through the entrance exam conducted by IIT (Indian Institute of Technology), Benaras Hindu University and ISM. The School was bestowed upon the university status by the UGC Act in 1967.

The School is under the Ministry of Human Resource Development since 1996.

Situated over a spread of 208 acres of land, the university has 110 staff members, 1500 students at present.


The various departments of ISM are as follows:

  1. Department of Humanities and Applied Science

  2. Management Studies

  3. Applied Physics

  4. Computer Science and Engineering

  5. Electrical Engineering

  6. Electronics & Instrumentation

  7. Engineering & Mining Machinery

  8. Environmental Engineering

  9. Center of Long wall Mine Mechanization

  10. Applied Chemistry

  11. Applied Geology Applied Geophysics

  12. Applied Mathematics

  13. Fuel and Mineral Engineering

  14. Mechanical Engineering

  15. Mining Engineering

  16. Petroleum Engineering

  17. Center of Mining Environment

Degree Subjects of Specialization

  • Bachelor of Technology (BTech): Subjects: Computer Science and Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Electronics Engineering, Environmental Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Mineral Engineering, Mining Machinery Engineering, Mining Engineering and Petroleum Engineering.
  • Master of Technology (MTech):
    1. Subjects: Computer Application, Electronics & Communication Engineering, Engineering Geology, Environmental Science & Engineering Fuel Engineering, Industrial Engineering & Management, Long wall Mine Mechanization, Maintenance Engineering, Mineral Engineering, Mineral Exploration, Mining Engineering, Mining Machinery Engineering, Open Cast Mining, Petroleum Engineering, Petroleum Exploration.
    2. Master of Science (MSc): Subjects: Applied Geology, Mathematics & Computing.
    3. Master of Science-Technology (MSc Tech): Subjects: Applied Geophysics, Applied Geology
    4. Master of Philosophy (MPhil): Subjects: Applied Physics, Applied Chemistry, Applied Mathematics.
    5. Master of Business Administration (MBA): General Management

Admission Procedures for B. Tech and MBA Courses at ISM University


Eligibility: The minimum academic qualification for admission through JEE is a pass grade in 10 + 2 or its equivalent.

Selection: JEE is a bi-selection process constituting a screening test followed by a main examination.

  1. The Screening Test will have one combined paper, which is objective in nature, of three hours duration in Chemistry, Physics and Mathematics, with equal marks weightage for each subject.

  2. The Main Examination will have three separate non objective papers in Chemistry, Physics and Mathematics, each of two hours duration. Those who willqualify in the Screening Test will be eligible to appear in the Main Examination.

Masters in Business Administration

  • Eligibility: Bachelor's degree (10 + 2 + 3) in any discipline, BTech/BPharm or equivalent with minimum 55% marks in aggregate.
  • Selection: Applicant shall have to crack the Common Admission Test (CAT) conducted by IIMs. Candidates selected on the basis of CAT score will be called to attend Group Discussion and Interview for final selection procedure.


The campus life is brimming with activities like Srijan techno cultural fest, photography society, cyber society, sports activities, music society, Chayanika society, etc.

The companies which come to ISM for recruitment are as follows


  2. British Gas

  3. Cairn Energy

  4. Caterpillar

  5. CIL

  6. Infosys Technologies

  7. Jindal Vijaynagar Steel Ltd.

  8. Mastek

  9. MBT

  10. MECON

  11. Metso Minerals

  12. NMDC

  13. NT

  14. ACC

  15. Aryan Coalfields

  16. Ashok Leylands

  17. Atlas Copco

  18. BHP Miner

  19. Halliburton Logging Services

  20. HCL Technologies

  21. HLS

  22. HML

  23. HOEC


  25. Cognizant Technology Solutions

  26. De-Beers

  27. DRDO

  28. Engineers India Ltd

  29. Essar Oil

  30. Flextronics

  31. Geo petrol

  32. GSPC


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