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The Indian National Congress at its XVII Session of December 1901 passed a resolution stating that “in view of the fact that the tendency of recent legislation namely, The Indian Mines Act VII of 1901, is that all Indian mines must be kept under the supervision of mining experts, the Congress is of opinion that a Government College of Mining Engineering be established in some suitable place in India on the models of the Royal School of Mines in England, Mining Colleges of Japan and at other places in the continent”. The McPherson Committee formed by Govt. of India, recommended the establishment of an institution for imparting education in the fields of Mining and Geology, whose report, submitted in 1920, formed the main basis for establishment of the Indian School of Mines, Dhanbad.

The Indian School of Mines was formally opened on 9th December 1926, by Lord Irwin, the then Viceroy of India to address the need for trained manpower related to mining activities in the country with disciplines of Mining and Applied Geology. In 1967 it was granted the status of a deemed to be university under Section 3 of UGC Act, 1956. Since its establishment, IIT(ISM) has undergone considerable expansion of its activities, and presently it can be considered as a total technology education institute.

The Department of Mining Engineering was established in 1926 with the founding of the School in that year by the then Viceroy of India, Lord Irwin. Over the past 90 years, it has developed and grown to become the largest Department of its kind in the country with excellent facilities for teaching and research and widespread activities in both coal, metalliferous mining, and construction sectors. Its high reputation attracts students from all parts of India as well as from abroad.


 Admission :

Admission to the 2-year M. Tech. programmes, is made on the basis of GATE Score/ ISM Entrance Examination and satisfactory performance in an interview, held generally in June – July every year. Candidates sponsored by Govt./Semi-Govt./Public Sector Undertakings, are also admitted to the M. Tech. programmes. Such sponsored candidates are not required to produce GATE Score and are not eligible for scholarship. Candidates seeking admission to M. Tech. programmes without GATE Score, have to qualify in a written test conducted by the School followed by a personal interview; such students are not eligible for any scholarship.



The Department offers following 2- year M. Tech Programmes:

M.Tech- Geomatics | FOR SYLLABUS===> CLICK HERE

PhD – GIS and Remote Sensing

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Govt of India Notification on employment of MTech Geomatics Course :


The students passing out from this Department have traditionally occupied top positions in the government departments, academia, research organizations as well as in the mining industry, both in India and abroad. The posts of Director-General of Mines Safety; Chairmen and Managing Directors of most of the mining companies and top executives of many other companies, both in the public and private sectors, have been traditionally occupied by the ex-students of the Department. Over 500 alumnus of Indian Institute of Technology (Indian School of Mines), Dhanbad are working in the USA, Australia, Europe, and other parts of the globe, in highly respectable positions.


D r . D h e e r a j K u m ar | M.Tech, Ph.D. (IIT KGP)
Associate Professor
In-Charge, Mine Surveying & Geomatics Section
& Course Coordinator, M.Tech (Geomatics)
Department of Mining Engineering
Indian School of Mines
Dhanbad, Jharkhand – 826004
Phone No: + 91 + 326 + 2235486 (O) | Fax : 2296563
Mobile : +91 94317 111 99
Email: dheeraj@dkumar.org | web: www.dkumar.org

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