The Indian School of Mines (ISM) is a fully residential and co-educational public university located in the mineral-rich belt of India
in the city of Dhanbad
. It was established in 1926 on the lines of the Royal School of Mines, London. What started as an institution to impart mining education has graduated into a full-fledged technical institution of international acclaim offering a host of programmes like B. Tech., M. Tech., M. Sc. Tech.,integrated M.Sc., integrated M.Sc.tech. and MBA. In addition the School offers M. Phil. and full as well as part-time Ph.D. programmes, while also awarding D.Sc. as the highest degree of academic achievement. The institute has 17 departments and 2 inter-disciplinary schools.