Indian School of Mines (ISM) is a fully Resident and co-educational university located in the mineral-rich belt of India in the city of Dhanbad, Jharkhand. It was established in 1926 on the lines of Royal School of Mines,London. Today, it is a multi-disciplinary institute catering to a wide range of engineering and scientific disciplines and is considered among the best engineering institutes in the country.
The Indian School of Mines is the only institute of its kind in India and has traditionally catered extensively to the mining, mining machinery, mineral and petroleum industries. Yet, over the years, other engineering disciplines have made their mark in their respective sectors and are now churning out some of the most talented engineers in India.
ISM is rapidly improving its position among the top engineering colleges of India. It is consistently ranked among the top academic institutions in India. In the latest Outlook ranking of Top Engineering Colleges of India (June 2007), ISM was placed 8th, only next to its IIT-JEE league and BITS Pilani.