Indian School of Mines, Dhanbad

Indian School of Mines, Dhanbad, (ISM) Dhanbad, is one of the renowned educational institute in the country. The college was established in the year 1926 by British India Government and was formerly opened on 9 December 1926 by Lord Irwin. The college has 18 academic departments and offering education in the fields of Engineering, Applied Sciences, Humanities, Management, Social Sciences, and Earth Sciences. The ISM Dhanbad is financially and administratively managed by the Ministry of Human Resource and Development, Government of India.


The ISM Dhanbad is located in the coal capital of India i.e. Dhanbad city. The college campus is spread in an area of 212 acres surrounded by various offices relating to mining and research work. The college is situated at a distance 3 km from Dhanbad railway station, the Dhanbad city is also connected with Kolkata by National Highway-2.


The major facilities provided by the college include state of the art infrastructure, fully equipped labs, spacious and ventilated rooms, computer centre with internet connectivity, central library with a large volumes of books and journals of national and international publications. The other facilities provided by the college include health care facilities, separate hostel facilities for boys and girls, sports and gymnasium facility, canteen and mess facility.


The college is offering various courses in the graduate and postgraduate engineering disciplines. The college is also offering courses in the fields of Management, Humanities, Social Sciences, Applied Sciences and Doctorate disciplines. The college offering 3-year executive MBA and 2-year full-time MBA. The engineering courses offered by the college are listed below:

  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Electrical  Engineering
  • Civil Engineering
  • Electronics and Communication
  • Petroleum Engineering
  • Mining Engineering
  • Mineral Engineering
  • Chemical Engineering
  • Computer Science Engineering
  • Information Technology


The college has fully fledged Training and Placement cell which act as a nodal point of contact for companies seeking to establish a constructive relationship with ISM. Every year many top companies visit the campus for the campus recruitment of the students. The cell assists the students in every stage of their recruitment process. The major recruiters of the college include IOCL, ONGC, Cairn, Infosys, IBM, Ashok Leyland, Cognizant, DGH, Allahabad Bank, CISCO etc.

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