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IIT Dhanbad: Admissions via JEE Advanced, Cut off, Fees and More

Last updated on August 20th, 2021 by user

Started as the Indian School of Mines, IIT (ISM) Dhanbad has gone through numerous changes and now boasts of being a complete technology-based education Institute. IIT Dhanbad is one of the premier tech colleges in India belonging to the array of IITs. The institution was granted the status of a deemed university in the year 1967 under Section 3 of UGC Act, 1956.

  • IIT Dhanbad Ranking is at 12th position by the National Institutional Ranking Framework in 2020 in the top engineering colleges category.
  • The institute offers many engineering courses and management courses like – B.Tech, M.Tech, MSc. and MBA in a wide variety of courses.
  • To take the admission procedure forward, the counselling procedure shall be regulated by the Joint Seat Allocation Authority.
  • The approximate fee of a B.Tech student would be around INR 1,20,400/- per semester.
  • The placement assistance of IIT Dhanbad is marvellous with 70-80% of students getting placed well in their 7th or 8th semesters.

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IIT Dhanbad – Highlights

Particulars Details
Official Website iitism.ac.in
Type of Program UG, PG, PhD
Admission Criteria Candidate’s rank in JEE Advanced
Application Mode Online

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IIT Dhanbad: B.Tech Admissions via JEE Advanced

IIT Dhanbad offers courses for undergraduate, postgraduate and doctoral level students. Currently, the engineering college has about 18 branches ranging from engineering courses to humanities. This institution boasts of great achievements along with good placements. The admission to IIT Dhanbad is based on marks obtained in the JEE Main and JEE Advanced exams.IIT Dhanbad


B.Tech Courses Offered at IIT Dhanbad

Indian Institute of Technology Dhanbad is one of the finest colleges in India offering a wide variety of subjects and courses for its B. Tech and M.Tech degrees. Students can also apply for the integrated M.Tech program that is a combined B. Tech plus M.Tech degree. The various specialisation courses of B.Tech, M.Tech and integrated degrees are given below.

IIT Dhanbad provides B. Tech specialisation in the following:

B.Tech + M.Tech Integrate Courses Offered

The integrated course is of 5 years and it provides specialisation in 3 subjects. List of specialisations available:

  • Applied Geology
  • Applied Geophysics
  • Mathematics and Computing


Eligibility Criteria for IIT Dhanbad

As all NITs, IITs, IIITs, IIT Dhanbad has the following eligibility criteria:

  • Candidates must get 75% in 10+2 examinations (65% for SC/ST category).
  • Previously, the top 20 percentile was given consideration, but for 2021, those criteria have been scrapped amidst the global pandemic.
  • Along with class 12 results, candidates must also have the valid JEE Advanced Scores.

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IIT Dhanbad Cut Off for Top Courses 

The JoSAA compiles the list of seat matrices and the cutoff for the admissions at IIT Dhanbad. There are in total six rounds brought about by the authority to admit students. The IIT Dhanbad Cut off is tabular below. This is the cutoff matrix for the 6th round of admission.

Specialisations  Opening Rank Closing Rank
Chemical Engineering 8277 10023
Civil Engineering 8269 10662
Computer Science and Engineering 1296 3029
Engineering Physics 7603 9405
Electrical Engineering 5016 6615
Environmental Engineering 11047 14299
Electronics and Communication Engineering 3141 4908
Mining Engineering 8841 13084
Mineral Engineering 10633 13516
Mining Machinery Engineering 10824 14111
Mechanical Engineering 6003 8166
Petroleum Engineering 7192 10817

Looking at the graph below, it is quite evident that the cut off for the most popular courses is directly proportional to the ranks, higher the popularity, greater the rank. For instance, the cut off rank for Computer Science Engineering is quite high ranging between 1296-3029.

On the other hand, IIT Dhanbad cutoff for the least popular courses is a little low, reaching as low as 14299 for courses like Environmental Engineering.IIT Dhanbad Cut Off for Top Courses


Study at IIT Dhanbad during COVID-19

Safety and welfare of the students and faculty are the foremost concern of IIT Dhanbad. The institute has been fundamental in taking care of the guidelines and tackling the pandemic situation with utmost importance.

  • Since 22nd March 2020, the campus has been in 100% lockdown. Proper awareness was spread regarding Social Distancing, and Wearing Masks through pamphlets. They were distributed across the students, faculties and other workers in the premises.
  • Essential supplies such as medicines, groceries were made available on the campus.
  • Everything was made Work From Home, from teaching to meetings. Important updates were regularly passed on to the faculty and students.
  • For study-related materials, Google Classroom, Emails and MIS are in use.
  • It was assured and made sure that no negligence is there for placement and internship assistance.
  • Proper sanitization and distribution of masks, hand sanitizer is done at the campus regularly.
  • Quarantine centres were opened in the hostels. A 24×7 online counselling service provider has been opened for focussing on the mental and physical health of the students.
  • Apart from all these, IIT Dhanbad has been instrumental in Social Welfare and CSR initiatives by serving the needs of the people around them by providing food packets, hand sanitizer, masks to the people.
  • IIT Dhanbad has been associated with various NGOs to do community services in these trying times.

For all new admissions, proper sanitization protocols will be maintained and upcoming students can be relieved regarding their health conditions.

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Why Choose Indian Institute of Technology Dhanbad?

  • IIT Dhanbad is one of the finest institutions that have mining engineering as one of the subjects. In terms of placement, students are eligible for placement from 7th semester of B.Tech. Top recruiters such as KPMG, JP Morgan, L&T Construction, ISRO, Adobe and many more companies come for the placement drive.
  • There are five college fests that take place and students across various colleges come to participate in it. Hence, extracurriculars are part of academia all throughout the year.
  • About 45 students have been admitted in the dual degree program of IIT Dhanbad.
  • Dual degree programs are beneficial for those who want to complete their master degree together with bachelor’s, thereby making them much more market-ready.
  • Financial assistance is provided to students having good results all throughout the semesters.

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IIT Dhanbad: JEE Advanced Cut Off for B.Tech Specialisation

The IIT Dhanbad cutoff for the admission of B.Tech courses takes place under JoSAA. To get a better understanding, students can have a look at how the 2020 seat allotment took place in IIT Dhanbad. The JEE Advanced 2020 cutoffs from the 6th round are given below branch wise.

Chemical Engineering

Category Opening Rank Closing Rank
OPEN 8277 10023
EWS 1388 1624
OBC-NCL 3389 3853
SC 1989 2250
ST 869 897

Civil Engineering

Category Opening Rank Closing Rank
OPEN 8269 10662
EWS 1473 1686
OBC-NCL 3284 3815
SC 1146 1743
ST 521 586

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Computer Science and Engineering

Category Opening Rank Closing Rank
OPEN 1296 3029
EWS 301 438
OBC-NCL 547 998
SC 312 616
ST 174 300

Engineering Physics

Category Opening Rank Closing Rank
OPEN 7603 9405
EWS 1608 1777
OBC-NCL 3251 3934
SC 2175 2629
ST 906 303P

Electrical Engineering

Category Opening Rank Closing Rank
OPEN 5016 6615
EWS 721 1033
OBC-NCL 1518 2422
SC 911 1372
ST 530 691


Environmental Engineering

Category Opening Rank Closing Rank
OPEN 11047 14299
EWS 2130 2185
OBC-NCL 3345 5309
SC 2369 2903
ST 390P 525P

Electronics and Communication Engineering

Category Opening Rank Closing Rank
OPEN 3141 4908
EWS 513 679
OBC-NCL 846 1880
SC 812 1071
ST 490 601


Mining Engineering

Category Opening Rank Closing Rank
OPEN 8841 13084
EWS 1653 2164
OBC-NCL 2726 4743
SC 1943 2569
ST 898 256P

Mineral and Metallurgical Engineering

Category Opening Rank Closing Rank
OPEN 10633 13516
EWS 1886 1979
OBC-NCL 3914 4953
SC 2620 2754
ST 607P 715P

Mining Machinery Engineering

Category Opening Rank Closing Rank
OPEN 10824 14111
EWS 2029 2242
OBC-NCL 4538 5025
SC 2452 2876
ST 325P 566P


Mechanical Engineering

Category Opening Rank Closing Rank
OPEN 6003 8166
EWS 1042 1276
OBC-NCL 2017 3019
SC 1090 1684
ST 653 769

Petroleum Engineering

Category Opening Rank Closing Rank
OPEN 7192 10817
EWS 1416 1787
OBC-NCL 2807 3886
SC 1694 2307
ST 916 192P


Mathematics and Computing

Category Opening Rank Closing Rank
OPEN 3061 4017
EWS 457 565
OBC-NCL 1011 1570
SC 1044 1280
ST 627 704

Applied Geophysics

Category Opening Rank Closing Rank
OPEN 10533 13928
EWS 2082 2400
OBC-NCL 5230 5519
SC 3021 3034
ST 892P 892P

Applied Geology

Category Opening Rank Closing Rank
OPEN 11897 14760
EWS 2346 2394
OBC-NCL 5271 5548
SC 2891 2952
ST 866P 866P

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IIT Dhanbad: Reservation Through JEE Advanced Counselling

The IIT Dhanbad reservation of seats for the categories is different for every stream or specialisation course in B.Tech.

  • In terms of reservation of seats, around 27 seats are reserved for the students belonging to the PwD category.
  • Maximum number of seats are reserved for the students belonging to the SC and ST category. This is decided by the JoSAA according to the rules set by the authority.


Faculty at IIT Dhanbad

Indian Institute of Technology Dhanbad consists of finest professors in all of the courses having a wide variety of research interests. With 332 members, IIT Dhanbad faculty oozes class through their experience.

  • The teachers here are highly qualified and experienced.
  • More than 94% of the teachers here are PhD holders and possess the expertise in their disciplines.
  • The faculty members consist of the Professors, Associate Professors, Assistant Professors, Dean and others.
  • The teachers at IIT Dhanbad are extremely supportive and encourage students to approach them for any doubts that they have. They even extend their support outside the class.

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Various Facilities Provided at IIT Dhanbad

The entire area of IIT Dhanbad encompasses about 393 acres of area. Various infrastructural facilities are provided for the students. IIT Dhanbad infrastructure has some of the best facilities in terms of campus and residential hostel both for girls and boys.

  • The entire area is covered with various lush green gardens. The Oval Garden is one of the oldest gardens possessing flowers that were present during the Mughal era. It acts as a rich source of heritage as well as fascination.
  • In front of girl’s hostel, there lies a beautiful garden named Eco Vatika which serves as an evening hotspot for the girls to chill outside.
  • There are two canteens namely the Ram Dhani and the main canteen. Both these canteens serve delicacies and are known for their ‘Chai’.
  • The Penman Auditorium is fully air-conditioned serving as an ideal spot for various events, competitions, seminars, etc.
  • Also, the appealing design of the Heritage building that houses the oldest department of Mining Engineering serves as one of the popular spots of the students.
  • The seven storeyed Central Library is one of the magnificent marvels of the entire campus. It is fully air-conditioned, filled with numerous books, serves as a quiet place for study sessions and also has a cafeteria enclosed with it.
  • There are in total seven hostels for boys and four hostels for girls in the campus. Each hostel is equipped with a mess, canteen, a juice centre, a stationery shop, an indoor sports room and laundry facilities. The rooms are quite spacious with every essential requirement.

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IIT Dhanbad: Placement Report 

IIT DHanbad started with its placement drive for 2020-21 on December 1, 2020. 24 students got offers from top companies on the first day itself. The highest package was offered by a Japanese company, Linkedwiz INC. IIT Dhanbad Placements have seen a rise in the recent years. The placement statistics for IIT Dhanbad placements 2020 (till Day 2) are tabulated below:

Particulars  Placement Statistics
No. of Students Placed 250
No. of Recruiters 73
Highest CTC Offered INR 48.38 LPA
Top Sectors (First Phase) IT
No. of PPOs 100

Some of the top recruiters include Microsoft, Sprinklr, Linkedwiz INC etc.


Scholarships Offered by IIT Dhanbad

Indian Institute of Technology Dhanbad has more than 30 scholarships ready to be availed by the students. Some of these IIT Dhanbad scholarships are discussed below.

Manjit K. Memorial Award (MGM) Petroleum Engg. Citation and a cash prize of USD1000
Dipak and Chitra Sarkar Citation and a cash prize of USD1000
Peggy and Avinash Ahuja Citation and a cash prize of USD1000
Atul Arya Citation and a cash prize of USD1000
Naresh Vashisht Foundation Citation and a cash prize of 5 lakh
Mahendra Verma Citation and a cash prize of USD1000
Neelima Verma Citation and a cash prize of USD1000
Raj Prasad Excellence in Teaching award Plaque Certificate and a cash prize of USD1100

Apart from these scholarships,

  • Students whose family income is less than 6 lakh get a complete tuition fee waiver under MCM ( Merit Cum Means) scholarship.
  • Around 1.2 crores of scholarships is provided by ISMAANA ( Indian School of Mines Alumni Association of North America).


IIT Dhanbad Fee Structure For B. Tech Courses

Students getting admitted to IIT Dhanbad will have to pay the tuition fees as per the recent fees structure. Students can make the payment online via cards and net banking. As per the guidelines SC and ST students are exempted from paying the tuition fees. Let us see a brief highlight of the IIT Dhanbad fees here.

Particulars General
One time Charges INR 8700
Refundable Caution Money INR 1000
Hostel Seat Rent INR 3000
Semester Tuition Fee INR 100000
Other Charges INR 7100

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IIT Dhanbad FAQs 

Ques. When will the JEE Advanced 2021 be conducted?

Last updated on February 16th, 2021 by user

Ans. The JEE Advanced 2021 will be conducted on 3rd July 2021.

Ques. How is the college life at IIT Dhanbad?

Ans. College life at IIT Dhanbad is very good with good academics and equally well extracurriculars. For more information, read the article given above. 

Ques. What is the admission criteria for B.Tech in IIT Dhanbad?

Ans. The admission criteria for B.Tech in IIT Dhanbad is through the marks received in JEE Advanced.

Ques. How is the IIT Dhanbad Campus, is it world class?

Ans. The IIT Dhanbad campus is spread over 593 acres on both sides of NH-32 and connected by India’s first intra-college smart underpass (393 acres + 200 acres). Another 240 acres is under process of acquisition. The Tech College in India boasts of the largest library in Asia, the largest Centre of Excellence in Research in India and probably the largest Academic Complex in India.

There are also lodging facilities available in the form of 3 Mega Hostels for Boys with about 2200 seats each and three other normal hostels. Girls have a cluster of Hostels under the name of Shanti Bhawan, Opal and Ruby.

The campus is calm and serene, has all major amenities like a Subway, 6 ATMs, Food joints, canteens in every hostel, etcetera. IIT (ISM), Dhanbad campus is completely rainwater harvested and also has a replenishing ground aquifer via an artificial recharge project.

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