The Indian Institute of Technology (Indian School of Mines), Dhanbad (abbreviated as IIT (ISM)) is a public engineering and research institution located in Dhanbad, India.It is the third oldest institute (after IIT Roorkee and IIT (BHU) Varanasi) which got converted into an IIT.IIT(ISM) has 18 academic departments covering Engineering, Applied Sciences, Humanities and Social Sciences and Management programs.
The IIT (ISM) campus comprises academic buildings, student hostels with a 100% residential facilities for faculty, staff and students. The Health Center provides medical care to students, teachers, staff and their family members. IIT (ISM) is home to the Geological Museum, the Seismic Observatory, a Data Processing Laboratory, the Long Wall Mine Gallery and the Remote Sensing Laboratory.The Central Library is automated and provides services seven days a week, catering to more than 5500 users belonging to 17 departments and centers. There is a campus-wide fiber optic internet connection and Wi-Fi network, which covers all the departments, teachers' quarters, and students' hostels. There is a central computer lab, and computer labs in each of the Departments.
Being a fully residential campus, IIT (ISM) has 10 hostels - seven for boys and three for girls. All hostels have a mess, canteen, badminton courts and common halls (having TV and pool tables). The newly constructed hostels of boys and girls also have gyms in their compound, which are in addition to the main gym that is for all IIT(ISM) students. The hostels are named after gemstones.The campus has outdoor and indoor facilities for sports like athletics, cricket, football, basketball, volleyball, tennis, badminton, squash and table tennis. Interested students are also trained in combat sports such karate and boxing. Students choose between National Cadet Corps (NCC), National Service Scheme (NSS), National Sports Organisation (NSO) and yoga for an extra curricular activity.
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