Indian School of Mines

Indian School of Mines

Deemed Universities

 Dhanbad, Jharkhand, India


Basic details

Established On
Arise, Awake, strive for the highest and be in the light

About University

The Indian School of Mines (ISM) is an educational institute of India. It is located in the mineral-rich region of India, in the city of Dhanbad. 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. What started as an institution to impart mining education has now grown into a full-fledged technical institution of international acclaim offering a host of programmes like B. Tech., M. Tech., M. Sc. Tech., and MBA. ISM admits undergraduate students from the top rankers out of the 1.5 lakh candidates appearing for Advanced Joint Entrance Examination which is the replacement of IIT-JEE.Indian School of Mines has 18 academic departments covering Engineering, Applied Sciences, Humanities and Social Sciences and Management programs with a strong emphasis on scientific and technological education and research in the areas of Earth Sciences. The school has produced many pioneers of the Mining and Oil Industry, including Padma Bhushan awardees. ISM has been ranked consistently as one of the top 12 engineering institutions in India.



To be a nationally and internationally acclaimed premier institution of higher technical and scientific education with social commitment having an ethos for intellectual excellence, where initiative is nurtured, where new ideas, research and scholarship flourish, where intellectual honesty is the norm and from which will emerge the leaders and innovators of tomorrow in the realm of technology. While serving as a catalyst in a developing society, its goal as one of the premier technology education institution in the country would be to intimately involve itself not just in the technological development of the Nation but indeed in its overall development.



To educate and train manpower in various disciplines of engineering and technology, management, applied sciences and applied arts at the graduate, postgraduate and research levels;To foster the creation of new and relevant technologies in the areas of its core competency and to transfer them to industry for effective utilization;To participate directly in the planning and solving of engineering and managerial problems of relevance to Indian industry and to society at large;To develop and conduct continuing education programmes for practicing engineers and managers;To develop strong collaborative and cooperative links with private and public sector industries and government user departments;To develop comprehensive and intimate interaction with premier academic and research institutions within the country and abroad for mutual benefit;To develop programmes for faculty growth and development;To anticipate the technological needs of the nation, and to plan and prepare to cater to them;To interact with the community/society at large with a view to inculcate in them a feel for scientific and technological thought and endeavour;To develop the region in which the Institute is located through community development programmes including training and education.


Contact Details

Vice Chancellor

Prof. D. C. Panigrahi


Dhanbad – 826004, Jharkhand, India

Phone Numbers

91-326- 2235001

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