Indian Institute of Technology (Indian School of Mines), Dhanbad:
Indian Institute of Technology (Indian School of Mines), Dhanbad(abbreviated as IIT (ISM), Dhanbad) is an Institute of National Importancelocated in Dhanbad, Jharkhand, India. It was formerly known as the Indian School of Mines, Dhanbad (ISM Dhanbad) and was a Deemed Universitybefore it got converted into an Institute of National Importance under the Institutes of Technology Act, 1961. It is located in the mineral-rich region of India, in the city of Dhanbad. It is the third oldest institute (after IIT Roorkee and IIT (BHU) Varanasi) which got converted into an IIT. It was established by British Indian Government on the lines of the Royal School of Mines -London, and was formally opened on 9 December 1926 by Lord Irwin, the then Viceroy of India. It started as an institution to impart mining education, and today, has grown into a technical institution with various academic departments. The institute featured among the top 100 universities in the world in the QS World University Rankings of 2016 by Subject in the fields of Mining and Mineral Engineering. IIT (ISM) Dhanbad admits its undergraduate students through Joint Entrance Examination (Advanced), previously IIT-JEE.
IIT (ISM) Dhanbad has 18 academic departments covering Engineering,Applied Sciences, Humanities and Social Sciences and Managementprograms. On 25 May 2016, the Union Cabinet headed by Prime Minister Modi approved that a bill be introduced in Parliament for converting ISM Dhanbad into an Indian Institute of Technology. On 26 July 2016, the above-mentioned Bill was passed by the Lok Sabha. On 2 August 2016 the Bill was passed by the Rajya Sabha. The Bill was eventually signed by the President of India on 10 August and notified in the Gazette of India.
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