Indian Institute of Technology (Indian School of Mines) was set up by Government of India and formally inaugurated by the Viceroy Lord Irvin on 9th December 1926 on the model of Royal School of Mines, London. IIT(ISM) was granted autonomy and become a Deemed University under UGC Act, 1956. In 1996, the Institute came under financial and administrative control of MHRD, Govt. of India. In the year 1997, IIT(ISM) was affiliated to the IIT JEE for admission to its B.Tech programmes. IIT(ISM) is situated in the heart of the country’s prime coking coal belt, has a fully residential campus of its own consisting of a graceful blend of old world and new style buildings. The school today is making foray into the newer areas of academic endeavors in tune with the changing times. The school is located at a distance of 3 km from Dhanbad Railway Station. Dhanbad is well connected by railways with other important cities of the country like Chennai, Delhi, Kolkata, Mumbai etc. The nearest airports are Kolkata (250 km) and Ranchi (180 km).