The Indian School of Mines (ISM) based in Dhandbad will soon establish its regional centre in Andhra Pradesh. The institution will be a hub for both research activity and academics. The new infrastructure planned in Andhra will be first-of-its-kind in the country, fully equipped with labs for research and development. A 3-member team is presently scouting for a suitable location to establish one of the premier schools of India. Construction will begin by early next year.
Indian School of Mines is a premier institute established in 1926 by Lord Irwin, the Viceroy of the country in those times. It is recognized internationally and offers a host of educational programs like B. Tech, M. Tech, M.Sc and MBA. Every year, ISM takes in undergraduate students selected from the top rankers appearing for Advanced Joint Entrance Examination, an alternative career booster of IIT-JEE.
The Union Finance Minister Shri Arun Jaitley also confirmed during his budget speech of 2015 about his proposal to upgrade ISM Dhanbad into an IIT.
Some of the notable alumni from the school include the names such as Waman Bapuji Metre (pioneer of Indian oil industry), Gulshan Lal Tandon (Former CMD of Coal India Ltd), Dr Harsh Gupta (Former Secretary to Govt of India) and Dr Vijay Prasad Dimri (noted earth scientist).