The Department of Management Studies at IIT (ISM) Dhanbad was established in 1977 with only one program that is, M.Tech. it is a constituent of IIT (ISM) Dhanbad. NIRF ranks DMS ISM Dhanbad for Management courses at #29 and #12 for Engineering for the year 2020.

At present, the department is well known for its MBA program and has been consistently ranked highly. Infact agencies like AIMA-Business Standard, Business World, Business India, Outlook/C-fore etc. rank DMS ISM Dhanbad in their respective B-School surveys regularly.

Admission to MBA is based on CAT followed by an interview and group discussion. M.Tech and Ph.D admissions are also based on entrance scores. 

The Department also heads a Training and Placement cell. It is responsible for organizing Training and Placement opportunities for the students of MBA and M.Tech. programmes.

DMS ISM Dhanbad Highlights

Established | Type 1977 | Private
Academic Unit of IIT (ISM) Dhanbad
Recognised by AICTE
Courses Offered 04
Type of Courses PG and Doctoral Level Courses
Research Supported by 11 Government Agencies
Admission Offered Based on entrance
Scholarships Offered Yes 
Facilities Available Hostel, Laboratories, Alumni, Placement Cell, Student Clubs

DMS ISM Dhanbad Courses Offered

The Department of Management at ISM Dhanbad offers three distinct courses. Details are given in the table below, course-wise:

Courses Course Details Selection Basis
MBA Duration: 2 years
Eligibility: Passed B.Tech degree with 60% in any discipline.
MBA in Business Analytics Duration: 2 years
Eligibility: Passed bachelor’s with 60% in any discipline with Mathematics / Statistics.
M.Tech Duration: 2 years
Specializations: Industrial Engineering & Management
Eligibility: Passed B.E. or B.Tech with 55% aggregate.
GATE / ISM Entrance
Ph.D Duration: 5 years
Specializations: Management
Eligibility: Passed MBA with 55% aggregate or equivalent. 

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DMS ISM Dhanbad Admission

Admissions are entrance based for all the three courses offered. M.Tech course is offered a specialization in Management with scores in GATE. MBA is based on CAT followed by either GD or WAT and PI. Ph.D in Management accepts NET or JRF scores plus attending the interview is mandatory.

How to Apply?

Applications are available online at IIT (ISM) Dhanbad website. 

  • Interested candidates can also apply online via the link provided on the website.
  • All future correspondence should be addressed to the 

Assistant Registrar (Exam and Academic), 

IIT (ISM) Dhanbad

Dhanbad- 826004, Jharkhand.

  • Application Fee:
    • INR 1000 for Female / SC / ST / PwD Candidates
    • INR 2000 for General and OBC-NCL

DMS ISM Dhanbad Cutoffs

The 2020 cutoffs for MBA and M.Tech are in given in the table below:

Courses General OBC SC ST PwD
CAT Cutoff 2020
MBA  85 - - - -
GATE Cutoff 2020
M.Tech 706 654 451 315 344

DMS ISM Dhanbad Placement

For 2019-20 passing out batch the students were enrolled in different areas of specializations, course wise summary is given below.

MBA Batch Placement 2020:

  • Gender Diversity: 70% Males and 30% Females
  • Out of the total, 57% of student who were Freshers got placed
  • Maximum number of students opted for Marketing as their specialization: 41 students

M.Tech Batch Placement 2020:

  • Gender Diversity: 86% Males 14% Females
  • Student Background: 90% of Mechanical students got placed
  • Around 83% of the students were freshers

DMS ISM Dhanbad Facilities

The following facilities or laboratories are available for students for their academic and research requirements:

Human Engineering Laboratory

Instruments like Treadmill, Ergometer, ECG Machine, Biomonitor, BP Measuring Instruments, Oxylog, Audiometer, Anthropometer, Skinfold Caliper, Goniometer, Hand Dynamometer, Reaction Time Apparatus, Workplace Environmental Monitoring Instruments etc. are available.

Central Library

One of the biggest libraries in Asia holding a huge number of books, research papers, journals and digital content and databases containing academic papers.

Work Study Laboratory

Instruments like Work Sampling Simulator, Anemometer, Clinometer, Inclinometer, Dry and Wet Bulb Thermometer, Digital Time Study Board, Digital Stopwatch, 16 mm Projector etc. to carry out Time and Method study for System improvement.

Systems Laboratory

There are 38 number computer terminals with LAN/WAN facility. Internet accessibility in 1 Mbps for 24 hours is available. The laboratory is equipped with softwares like AutoCAD, MATLAB, System Dynamics Software (IGRASP), MS Project, MINITAB, LINDO & LINGO.

Psychology Laboratory

Instruments like Ring Toss, Tower Building/Cube Construction, Ergograph, Tachistoscope, Card sorting Tray with Cards, Human Maze Learning T-shape, Koh’s Block Design Test, etc. are available for Intelligence Testing, Aptitude Measurement, Personality Assessment, Managerial Aptitude Testing, Stress Profile and Employee Behaviour Analysis.

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DMS ISM Dhanbad Faculty

There are 18 faculty members each qualified in certain areas of their interest. The teaching staff bifurcation at DMS ISM Dhanbad is as follows:

  • Professors: 03
  • Associate Professors: 05 
  • Assistant Professors: 10
  • Adjunct Professors: 01


Ques. Which agencies supported research projects at DMS ISM Dhanbad?

Ans. There are 11 agencies like AICTE, UGC, ICSSR, MHRD, DGMS, CMPFO, NHPC, Power Grid, CIMFR, CIL, World Bank, etc which are presently supporting research level projects.

Ques. Who conducts MBA admission at DMS ISM Dhanbad?

Ans. MBA admission at DMS ISM Dhanbad are conducted jointly by IIT Delhi and IIT Madras. Though applications are commonly accepted through CAP along with seat allocation.

Ques. Are summer internships offered by DMS ISM Dhanbad?

Ans. Yes, summer internships for MBA and M.Tech students in their second year of study are offered by DMS ISM Dhanbad.

Ques. What was the batch profile for MBA students enrolled in summer internships at DMS ISM Dhanbad?

Ans. There were 61% students from Engineering background who were selected for internships. While 35% were experienced on the other hand, 65% were freshers who made it for the internships in 2020.

Ques. Are there accommodation facilities available at DMS ISM Dhanbad?

Ans. Yes, residential accommodation with internet and WiFi facilities are available for outstation students within the campus of ISM Dhanbad.