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The Indian Institute of Technology, Dhanbad was formerly known as Indian School of Mines, Dhanbad. It was recently given its present name under the Institutes of Technology Act, 1961. Earlier on 9th December, 1926 it came into existence by Lord Irwin. IIT, Dhanbad got the status of Deemed University in 1967 under Section 3 of UGC Act, 1956. The campus is situated in the coal belt i.e. 260 kms from Kolkata on an area of 393 acres of land.


The Indian Institute of Technology, Dhanbad is well known for its technological and research education in India. The institute has a Training and Placement Cell that helps the students in their placement process and establishing relation with the recruiting companies. The companies recruiting at IIT, Dhanbad are namely, Aakash Educational Services Ltd, ACB(India) Ltd, Accenture, Adani Group, Adhunik Group of Industries, Adobe System, Afcons Infrastructure Ltd, Airtel, Ajim Prem Ji Foundation, Allahabad Bank, Amazon India, AMDOCS, Arcelor Mittal, Arista Networks, Ashok Leyland, BASF, Bank of Baroda, B G India, BHP Billiton, Bhoomika Cables, Black Diamond Explosive Pvt Ltd, Bridgestone, Canara Bank, Burger Paints, Coal India Ltd, DMT, DRDO, FIITJEE, Exide Industries Ltd, Flipkart, Federal Bank, Futures First, GATE, Google, Grofers, GSPCL, HDFC, HCL, HPCL, IDBI Bank, Idea, Infosys, ITC Ltd, Jindal Steel & Power Ltd, Microsoft, Mu-Sigma, ONGC, Polaris, Reliance Power ltd, PayTm, Salva Resources, Satyam Computer, Tata Tractor, Tata Cummins, TCS Zurari Cement and many more. In the year 2015 the maximum package paid to the student was Rs. 26 lakhs per annum. The number of B.Tech students who were placed was 452 and the approximate placement rate was 83.5%. From the Dual Degree program 21 students were placed and 8 out of 12 students were placed from Integrated M.Tech program. The institute has tie ups with renowned universities and institutes across the globe which is beneficial for the students and the institute both.


The Indian Institute of Technology, Dhanbad has residential facilities for both staff and students. The Central Library at IIT, Dhanbad is an automated library. It has a collection of 80000 books, 8000 Ph.D thesis & dissertations, 1200 digital books in the shape of CDs and DVDs and 35000 bound journals. There are various sports facilities for the students like swimming, yoga, basketball, volleyball, badminton, athletics, etc. The Indian Institute of Technology, Dhanbad offers both undergraduate and postgraduate programs under B.Tech, M.Tech, Dual Degree, M.Sc, M.Sc Tech, MBA, M.Phill, Ph.D and Integrated M.Sc/ M.Sc Tech degrees. The B.Techprogram is available in Chemical, Civil, Computer Science & Engineering, Electrical, Electronics & Communication, Electronics & Instrumentation, Engineering Physics, Environmental, Mineral, Mechanical, Mining Machinery and Petroleum Engineering. The admission to B.Tech program is through JEE exam only. The entrance to Dual Degreeprogram in IIT, Dhanbad is through JEE exam. This degree is available in various engineering fields like Mineral Engineering, Mining Engineering, Petroleum Engineering and Computer Science & Engineering. The admission to five year Integrated M.Tech in Applied Geology, Applied Geophysics and Mathematics & Computing is through JEE exam only. The admission to two year M.Tech degree program is through GATE exam. IIT, Dhanbad also caters for admission to three year M.Sc M.Tech program is through ISM entrance exam. One can get to two year M.Sc program through ISM entrance exam.

The students that come under the category of Foreign Nationals, Non Resident Indian (NRI) and Persons of Indian Origin (PIO) can get admission in the Indian Institute of Technology, Dhanbad in PG and Ph.D programs only. They wouldn’t appear for written test or admission but should fully qualify through the eligibility criteria depending upon the course they are applying for.

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