Indian School of Mines (ISM) is a fully residential and co-educational university located in the mineral-rich belt of India in the city of Dhanbad, Jharkhand. It was established in 1926 on the lines of Royal School of Mines, London and in 1967, ISM was converted into an autonomous institution with the Deemed-to-be University status.
Today, it is a multi-disciplinary institute catering to a wide range of engineering and scientific disciplines and is considered among the best engineering institutes in the country. It has been ranked as one of the top 12 engineering colleges of India by the Outlook India
The Indian School of Mines is the only institute of its kind in India and caters to the human resource needs of the nation in the areas of Mining, Petroleum, Mining Machinery, Mineral Engineering and Earth Sciences besides training manpower in the related disciplines of Management, Electronics Engineering, Environmental Sciences and Engineering, Computer Science and Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Applied Science and Humanities and Social Sciences and has catered to the mining, mineral, mining machinery and petroleum industries.
The campus is home to more than 3000 people: students, faculty, and non academic staff.