About ISM Dhanbad

( Indian School of Mines , Dhanbad )

The Indian School of Mines was formally opened by His excellency the Viceroy Lord Irwin on 9th December 1926 and the general work of the School commenced on the 10th Dec 1926 in its premises at Dhanbad with Dr D Penman as the first Principal. On the completion of the first 25 years of its existence in 1951 the Silver Jubilee celebrations were inaugurated by Dr Rajendra Prasad, the then President of India, who gave thereby a fresh fillip to this Institution. The School had celebrated its Golden Jubilee in 1976 and Platinum Jubilee in 2001.


The Institution was located at Dhanbad in order to facilitate the mining education to be in close relation with the Mining Industry. For training in Geology, the province of Bihar and its surroundings are unrivalled in their variety of geological formations, in the multiplicity of structural and field characteristics and also in the diversity and richness of the metallic and non-metallic resources.