IIT (ISM) vs IITBBS – A Quick Comparison Between IIT Dhanbad and IIT Bhubaneswar

You might be surprised by how similar these two government-funded, engineering universities really are. Here’s what you should know:

  • Both were founded in response to a national need for more qualified engineers in India.
  • Both have a focus on research and innovation.
  • Both have been ranked among the top universities in India, according to the National Institutional Ranking Framework (NIRF).
  • Both are located in remote areas of India and are way out of the city limits but this does not deter students from applying to these institutes because of their excellent reputation as well as their placement record which makes them stand out among all other institutes across the country.

However, it’s not fair to compare a very old and reputable institution with a completely new one.

But, since someone has asked this question, I’m gonna compare the IIT (ISM) and IITBBS quickly in this post.

IIT (ISM) Dhanbad vs IIT Bhubaneswar

I am going to quickly compare these 2 on the basis of the establishment, location, history, departments, academics, rankings, infrastructure etc.

1. Establishment

IIT (ISM) DhanbadIIT Bhubaneswar

2. Location

IIT (ISM) DhanbadIIT Bhubaneswar
3 KMs from Dhanbad Junction Railway Station, Dhanbad, Jharkhand35 KMs from the Biju Pattanaik International Airport, Bhubaneswar, Odisha

3. History

IIT (ISM) DhanbadIIT Bhubaneswar
The idea was first proposed by INC (Indian National Congress) in 1901.Establishing an IIT in Odisha became a major issue in the parliament in May 2007.
ISM (Indian School of Mines) Dhanbad officially got converted into IIT Dhanbad in 2016.Later that year, in August 2007, Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh officially announced the establishment of a new IIT in Bhubaneswar.
Became the National Institute of Importance in 2016.Became the National Institute of Importance in 2012.

4. Departments

IIT (ISM) DhanbadIIT Bhubaneswar
– Department of Chemical Engineering
– Department of Civil Engineering
– Department of Computer Science and Engineering
– Department of Electrical Engineering
– Department of Electronics Engineering
– Department of Environmental Engineering
– Department of Fuel and Mineral Engineering
– Department of Mechanical Engineering
– Department of Mining Engineering
– Department of Mining Machinery Engineering
– Department of Petroleum Engineering 

Basic Sciences
– Department of Applied Chemistry
– Department of Applied Geology
– Department of Applied Geophysics
– Department of Applied Mathematics
– Department of Applied Physics 

Social Sciences
– Department of Humanities and Social Science 

– Department of Management Studies (Formerly Industrial Engineering & Management)
The Institute has adopted the concept of Schools rather than Departments for promoting interdisciplinary research. 

– School of Basic Sciences
– School of Humanities, Social Sciences, and Management
– School of Mechanical Sciences
– School of Infrastructure
– School of Electrical Sciences
– School of Mineral, Metallurgical and Materials Engineering
– School of Earth, Ocean, and Climate Sciences 

5. Academics

IIT (ISM) DhanbadIIT Bhubaneswar
– IIT (ISM) offers courses in engineering, pure sciences, management, and humanities with a focus on engineering. 

– The institute has 18 departments and five interdisciplinary centers.

– The Department of Mining Engineering has been accorded the status of “Center of Advanced Studies” by the University Grants Commission.

– Admission to the courses of B.Tech, Dual Degree, and Integrated courses are done from JEE Advanced qualified students.

– Admission to the M.Tech courses is done either through the Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering (GATE) or through a special examination conducted by the institute.

– Admissions to the MBA program are done through the Common Admission Test (CAT).

– Admission to the M.Sc.Tech. and Ph.D. courses are done through exams conducted by the institute.
– IIT Bhubaneswar offers undergraduate degrees in six technical disciplines and integrated five-year programs for undergraduate students leading to M. Tech degrees. 

– Admission to these programs is through the Joint Entrance Examination (JEE), taken by students seeking admission into the IITs after completing 12 years of schooling.

– Research is included as a component in the M. Tech level, while doctoral degrees are based on research.

– Institute offers Joint M.Tech — Ph.D. programs in all its schools except for the Schools of Basic Sciences and Humanities, Social Sciences & Management.

– Institute has been admitting students into Ph.D. programs since 2009. 

6. Rankings

IIT (ISM) DhanbadIIT Bhubaneswar
According to the QS World University Rankings, ranked among BRICS: 191-200 [2018].According to the QS World University Rankings, ranked among BRICS: 107 [2018].
According to NIRF, Ranked 13 among Engineering Colleges.According to NIRF, Ranked 22 among Engineering Colleges.

7. Placements

The placement statistics of the two institutes in 2020 are as follows.

CategoryIIT DhanbadIIT Bhubaneswar
Average CTC14 LPA15 LPA
Highest CTC43 LPA45 LPA

Final Words

I know that there is a lot more to include. But, let’s keep it precise and quick.

Still, if you want to add something here, please let me know in the comments.

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