Indian Institute of Technology Dhanbad (IIT Dhanbad) is a public technical and research university located in Dhanbad, Jharkhand, India. It is one of the oldest Indian Institutes of Technology (IITs) in India, established in the year 1926 as the Indian School of Mines (ISM) Dhanbad. It was later converted to an IIT in the year 2016 by the Ministry of Human Resource Development, Government of India under The Institutes of Technology (Amendment) Act, 2011. IIT Dhanbad offers undergraduate, postgraduate, and doctoral programs in engineering, technology, sciences, and humanities. The campus is located in the heart of the coal mining region and has collaborations with many reputed international and national institutes to promote research and academic programs.
IIT Dhanbad was established in 1926 as the Indian School of Mines (ISM) in Dhanbad, Jharkhand. The institute was established to provide education and training in mining and mineral engineering. ISM Dhanbad has a
rich history and has played a key role in the development of the mining and mineral industries in India.
In the year 2016, ISM Dhanbad was converted to an Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) by the Ministry of Human Resource Development, Government of India under The Institutes of Technology (Amendment) Act, 2011. Since then, IIT Dhanbad has expanded its academic programs and research activities to encompass a wide range of fields such as engineering, technology, sciences, and humanities.
IIT Dhanbad has a strong focus on research and innovation and has established several research centers and collaborations with reputed national and international institutions. The institute has a diverse student body and a dedicated faculty who are committed to providing high-quality education and training. IIT Dhanbad has also been actively involved in community service and outreach programs, promoting education and development in the surrounding regions.
IIT Dhanbad offers undergraduate, postgraduate, and doctoral programs in various fields such as engineering, technology, sciences, and humanities. The institute currently offers the following undergraduate
- B.Tech in Mining Engineering
- B.Tech in Petroleum Engineering
- B.Tech in Computer Science and Engineering
- B.Tech in Electrical Engineering
- B.Tech in Mechanical Engineering
- B.Tech in Civil Engineering
- B.Tech in Environmental Engineering
- B.Tech in Materials Science and Engineering
- B.Tech in Geological Technology
The institute also offers postgraduate programs such as M.Tech, M.Sc, MBA, and M.Phil. The institute also offers various doctoral programs in different fields of engineering, sciences, and humanities.
The academic curriculum at IIT Dhanbad is designed to provide students with a strong foundation in their respective fields and to prepare them for a career in industry or research. The curriculum includes a mix of theoretical and practical courses, and also includes various opportunities for students to conduct research and engage in hands-on projects. The institute also encourages students to participate in internships, co-op programs, and study abroad programs to gain real-world experience and exposure to different cultures. The institute also has a strong focus on interdisciplinary education and research, offering programs and activities that bring together students and faculty from different disciplines to work on common projects.
IIT Dhanbad is located in the heart of the coal mining region of Dhanbad, Jharkhand, India. The campus is spread over an area of approximately 1,291 acres. The campus is well-equipped with all necessary
facilities and infrastructure to support the academic and research activities of the institute.
The academic area of the campus comprises several modern buildings for classrooms, laboratories, and offices. The campus has several research centers and labs that support the research activities of the institute. The library, which is one of the main academic resources on campus, has a collection of over 1,50,000 books and subscriptions to several national and international journals.
The campus also has several amenities for students such as computer centers, a health center, and a campus store. The campus also has a variety of recreational facilities, including sports fields, a gym, and a student activity center. The hostels are equipped with all necessary facilities such as mess, common room, and 24*7 security. The campus also has a guest house for the faculty, staff, and visitors. The campus is well-connected to the city and has good transportation facilities with regular bus service and auto-rickshaws.
IIT Dhanbad has a dedicated placement cell that coordinates and conducts the placement process for students. The institute has a strong reputation in the industry and attracts a large number of recruiters
from different sectors like IT, core engineering, consulting, finance, research and development, and management.
The placement process typically begins in the seventh semester for undergraduate students and the fifth semester for postgraduate students. The institute also provides training and internships to students to help them prepare for the placement process. The placement rate at IIT Dhanbad is high, with the majority of students getting placed in reputed companies with good packages.
According to the official website of the institute, In the last few years, the institute's average placement rate was around 80-90% with majority of the students getting placed in core engineering companies and Research and Development organizations. Some of the top recruiters that visit the campus include TATA Steel, SAIL, ONGC, BHEL, Coal India Limited, Deloitte, Infosys, Tata Consultancy Services (TCS), and many others.
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