Indian School of Mines - ISM - ISM
The Indian National Congress at its XVII Session of December 1901 passed a resolution stating that “in view of the fact that the tendency of recent legislation namely, The Indian Mines Act VII of 1901, is that all Indian mines must be kept under the supervision of mining experts, the Congress is of opinion that a Government College of Mining Engineering be established in some suitable place in India on the models of the Royal School of Mines in England, Mining Colleges of Japan and at other places in the continent”.
The McPherson Committee formed by Govt. of India, recommended the establishment of an institution for imparting education in the fields of Mining and Geology, whose report, submitted in 1920, formed the main basis for establishment of the Indian School of Mines, Dhanbad.
The Indian School of Mines was formally opened on 9th December 1926, by Lord Irwin, the then Viceroy of India to address the need for trained manpower related to mining activities in the country with disciplines of Mining and Applied Geology.
In 1967 it was granted the status of a deemed to be university under Section 3 of UGC Act, 1956.
Since its establishment, ISM has undergone considerable expansion of its activities, and presently it can be considered as a total technology education institute.
One of the most prestigious institutions in the world for education and research in engineering and earth sciences, ISM offers the cream of the talent in the country. For about eight decades now, ISM has produced many illustrious people who have made the country proud in their chosen fields.
The intake of the ISM is the cream of the talented students every year. The selection processes for the various programs in ISM are very rigorous. IIT-JEE, GATE, and CAT are among the most competitive examinations. Having cleared these tough exams, students go through even tougher academic curriculums. Apart from a strong emphasis on core technical knowledge, the life at ISM also includes character building, cultural activities, literary activities, sports and entrepreneurial activities. The reputed technocultural festival Srijan and alumni union Basant is completely managed and coordinated by the students. This apart from the various departmental festivals, activities, and competitions. These kinds of exposure imbibe both confidence and ability in the students to achieve what they want. No wonder then that the students of ISM have brought laurels to both the Institute and the nation.
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