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IIT Dhanbad: Admissions 2021, Courses, Registration, Cut-Offs, Placements, Rankings

Last updated on August 20th, 2021

Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Dhanbad, established in 1926 as the Indian School of Mines is currently one of the top colleges in India ranked at 12 in Engineering and 22 for overall by NIRF 2020. The institute is recognised by the University Grant Commission (UGC) and approved by the All-India Council for Technical Education (AICTE). The institute offers 60+ courses in Engineering, Management, Pure Sciences and Humanities.

IIT Dhanbad has more than 332 highly qualified and experienced faculty members, out of which 315 are PhD holders in their respective disciplines. IIT (ISM) Dhanbad’s campus is spread over 393 acres of land and has all the modern amenities like hostels, library, internet, etc.

Admissions to IIT Dhanbad is generally based on an entrance test followed by a personal interview or written test.

The average placement package offered is 14 LPA. The highest salary package of INR 43 LPA was offered to 21 students by Microsoft. Top recruiters are Aakash Institute, Cognizant, IOCL, Paytm, Synopsys, Aarti Industries, Cog port, ISRO, PhonePe. Tata Hitachi, Accenture, Microsoft, etc.

IIT Dhanbad Highlights

Established | Type 1926 | Autonomous
Approved By UGC, AICTE
Campus Area 393 acre
Official Website https://www.iitism.ac.in/
Popular Courses UG, PG, PhD and Dual Degree
Entrance Test JEE Main, CAT, GMAT, GATE, IIT JAM
Application Mode Online
Admission Criteria Entrance test followed by personal interview
Top Recruiters Aakash Institute, Cognizant, IOCL, Paytm, Synopsys, Aarti Industries, Cogoport, ISRO, PhonePe, Tata Hitachi, Accenture, Microsoft, etc.
Facilities Available Hostel, Library, Internet, Health Care Center, etc.

IIT Dhanbad Ranking

IIT Dhanbad has been ranked by several ranking bodies. They are tabulated below:

Ranking Body Rank Year
NIRF 22 for Overall 2020
NIRF 29 for MBA 2020
NIRF 12 for BTech 2020
The Week 13 for B.Tech 2020
QS 46 for Overall 2020
US News 1396 for Overall 2021
US News 1249 for Overall 2020

IIT Dhanbad Courses Offered

Course Specialization Duration
BTech Civil Engineering, Computer Science and Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering 4 years
BE Petroleum Engineering 4 years
B.Tech & MTech Computer Science and Engineering 5 years
Integrated MTech Applied Geology, Applied Geophysics, Mathematics and Computing 5 years
MSc Chemistry, Mathematics and Computing, Physics 2 years
MBA MBA, Business Analytics 2 years
MTech Computer Science & Engineering, Data Analytics, Environmental Science & Engineering, Fuel engineering 2 years
MSc Applied Geology, Applied Geophysics 3 years
MTech Power Electronics & Electrical Drives, Power System Engineering 3 years

IIT Dhanbad Admissions

Admissions to these courses are generally based on an entrance exam followed by a personal interview, group discussion or written test conducted by the college.

  • The admissions to the BTech program is through JEE Main or JEE Advanced. Whereas the MTech course requires a GATE/Written test by the university and a personal interview.
  • Admissions to the MSc course is done by the calculation of IIT JAM.
  • For MBA admissions, candidates must have a valid CAT, attend group discussion and personal interview.
  • For PhD admissions, candidates must have a valid GATE/UGC-NET/CSIR-NET/ICAR or ICMR score or written test by the university and a personal interview

How to Apply?

Basic steps on how to apply are given below:

  • Visit the official website of IIT Dhanbad
  • Find the online application form in the admissions column
  • Fill in all the academic and personal details
  • Attach all the necessary documents to the application.
  • Pay the application fee using the payment methods available.
  • Submit the application.
  • Print out a copy for future references.

JEE Main BTech Cut-Off for General Category

Specialisation Opening Rank (Round 1) Closing Rank (Round 6)
Chemical Engineering 6,812 10,023
Civil Engineering 6,832 10,662
Computer Science and Engineering 1,296 3,029
Electrical Engineering 3,138 6,615
Electronics and Communication Engineering 3,055 4,908
Engineering Physics 5,635 9,405
Environmental Engineering 9,617 14,299
Mechanical Engineering 5,535 8,166
Mineral and Metallurgical Engineering 8,491 13,516
Mining Engineering 6,819 13,084
Mining Machinery Engineering 9,534 14,111
Petroleum Engineering 6,408 10,817

IIT Dhanbad Placements

IIT Dhanbad started its 2020-21 placements on December 1, 2020. It has a dedicated placement cell that is responsible for bringing companies as well as equipping the students for the corporate world through various activities, programs and seminars.

The highlights of the 2021 placements are listed below:

  • INR. 45 LPA package was offered to 24 students on the first day of the placement itself.
  • Over 41 students received offers worth INR 30 to 45 LPA.
  • The IT Sector recruited the most number of students.
  • The highest package offered was INR. 48.38 LPA by a Japanese company called Linkedwiz INC.
  • The average package offered was INR. 14 LPA.
  • Some of the top recruiters are Google, Microsoft, Goldman Sachs, Deloitte, JP Morgan Asset Management, KPMG, Barclays, and Walmart, etc.

Graphical representation of the course-wise placement is given below:

IIT Dhanbad Placement Statistics

IIT Dhanbad Scholarships

IIT Dhanbad has a total of 35 different financial assistance programs and scholarships for its students offered by the government or by the alumni association.

Information regarding the same are listed below:

  • S.L. Sehgal Memorial Scholarship: The top 10 students of 4th year B.Tech are awarded this scholarship.
  • Merit-cum-means Scholarship (MCM): Complete tuition fee waiver is provided to students whose parents’ Annual Income is less than INR 5 Lakh. SC/ST/PWD students are not eligible for this scholarship as they are already exempted from payment of tuition fees.
  • Ishan Rajvanshi Merit Scholarship: This scholarship is awarded to the top students each year.
  • Atlas Copco Scholarship: Students in the final year of B.Tech are awarded this scholarship after evaluating them based on merit.
  • ISM 89 Silver Jubilee B.Tech Scholarship: This scholarship is open to students in all disciplines, and the student awarded receives a cash prize and a certificate.

IIT Dhanbad Facilities 

IIT (ISM) Dhanbad’s campus is spread over 393 acres of land and has all the modern amenities like hostels, library, internet, etc. More details of them are listed below:

  • Library: IIT Dhanbad has a huge library that is fully automated. The whole library runs on LIBSYS which is an integrated library management software. The library has a vast collection of academic books, E-books, journals, etc.
  • Hostels: IIT Dhanbad has a total of 11 hostels that is 7 boys hostels and 4 girls hostels. The hostels have all the basic amenities like high-speed internet, a mess, canteen, a juice centre, a stationery shop, a TV room, an indoor sports room, etc. laundry facilities are available to the residents.
  • Health Care Center: the campus also has a Health Care Center where specialist advisers are available in ENT, Medicine, Psychiatry, Dentistry, Orthopedic, Gynecology, and Cardiology.

IIT Dhanbad Faculty

IIT Dhanbad has more than 332 highly qualified and experienced faculty members, out of which 315 are PhD holders in their respective disciplines. The faculty members at IIT Dhanbad are highly supportive and friendly and will clear all the doubts and queries of the students even outside of class timings.

IIT Dhanbad FAQs

Ques: How is IIT Dhanbad as compared to other IITs?

Last updated on April 19th, 2021

Ans: IIT Dhanbad stands up pretty impressive when compared to other IITs. The college has a huge automated library, internet facility, modern labs with highly efficient equipment, health care centre, 11 hostels, etc. Apart from this, the college also provides a nice environment with a lot of extracurricular activities, college programs and festivals.

Ques: How is the hostel facility at IIT Dhanbad?

Last updated on April 19th, 2021

Ans: Hostels of IIT Dhanbad are highly modern and topnotch. The students receive a double seater room and are allotted a new hostel every year. The hostels have a lot of facilities such as badminton court, table tennis, volleyball, basketball courts, and a common room for watching TV, etc. apart from this there are also amenities like student activity centre, swimming pool complex, various canteens, etc.

Ques: What are the different kinds of fests organised in IIT Dhanbad every year?

Last updated on April 19th, 2021

Ans: IIT Dhanbad organises various types of fests every year. Some of them are:

  • Srijan (Cultural Fest )
  • Concetto (Tech Fest )
  • Parakram ( Sports Fest)
  • Basant (Alumni Fest )
  • Pratibimb (Interdepartmental Fest )
Ques: Are there any reservations in IIT Dhanbad?

Last updated on April 19th, 2021

Ans: Yes, as per the Government of India certain seats are reserved for minority categories. They are as follows:

  • Scheduled Caste (SC) – 15% of seats in every course.
  • Scheduled Tribe (ST) – 7.5% of seats in every course.
  • Persons with Disability (PwD) – 3% seats in OPEN, OBC-NCL, SC, and ST category seats.
Ques: What is the required CAT cutoff to get admission to IIT Dhanbad for MBA?

Last updated on April 19th, 2021

Ans: 80+ % in CAT is preferred in IIT Dhanbad. The students should also have a good academic record with a minimum of 50%.