Indian Institute of Technology (Indian School of Mines) Dhanbad [IIT(ISM)], previously known as
ISM Dhanbad, is one of the prestigious institutes of the country, built on the pattern of the Royal
School of Mines, England, UK in the year 1926. The institute offers B.Tech, M.Sc., M.Sc. Tech., M.Tech, M.Phil, MBA, M.Tech. Dual Degrees, Integrated M.Tech./M.Sc. Tech. programmes, besides awarding Ph.D. and D.Sc. in all disciplines. IIT(ISM), a Deemed to be University, since 1967, started its programmes initially by offering degrees specialized in different earth sciences and engineering disciplines. Indian School of Mines (ISM), Dhanbad has released the notification for admission in ISM Dhanbad JRF Admission 2018.  The deserving and eligible candidates qualified through national level tests and thus providing ample opportunities for carrying out research leading to the Ph.D. degree for the academic year 2018-19. Candidates can check the complete information of ISM Dhanbad JRF Admission 2018 application process, eligibility criteria and other important information on this page below.

Latest: ISM Dhanbad has released extended merit list of JRF, candidates need to scroll down to check the same.

ISM Dhanbad JRF Admission 2018

IIT(ISM) JRF is open JRF is open to candidates who possess the minimum eligibility criteria given below. The eligibility of the candidate will be scrutinized by the respective department at every stage. The
applicants should submit correct information during online registration and application. The candidates are required to mark important dates for not missing any date. The schedule has been updated for the convenience of the candidates.

Event Date
Commencement of online application 01 May 2018
Last date for submitting application online 31 May 2018
Commencement of admit card generation To be announced
IIT(ISM) JRF Entrance Examination 23 Jun 2018
Hosting the list of short-listed candidates for Interview 23 Jun 2018
Interview of qualified candidates 24 Jun 2018
Declaration of results – Merit list 07 Jul 2018
Admission & Joining of the Merit List Candidates 01 Aug 2018

Merit List

Indian School of Mines (ISM), Dhanbad has published the merit list of candidates who have selected for ISM Dhanbad JRF Admission 2018. The Merit List of the candidates who have been provisionally selected for the IIT(ISM) Junior Research Fellowship for the session 2018-19, Merit List of Junior Research Fellowships 2018-2019 is given below:

Merit List:

  • Click here to check Extended Merit List of Junior Research Fellowships 2018-19.
  • Click here to check Merit list for JRF 2018-19.

Steps for Online Payment of Fee

Steps of online payment of the fees are given as under:

ISM Dhanbad JRF Application Form 2018

Interested candidates should register their name using valid email id and phone number and submit their application online as per the schedule. The application fee of Rs. 1000/- (Rs.500/- for SC/ST/PC candidates) for the IIT(ISM) JRF programme is to be paid online, by the available mode of payment supported. The candidates will be guided through the application process while registration and online application. Please read the on-screen instructions very carefully while filling online application. Candidates are advised to take utmost care while filling and NOT to give any false information or conceal any information.

If the claim by the candidate is found to be WRONG at any stage of IIT(ISM) JRF selection process, their candidature will be canceled and no communication in this regard will be made. Candidates will be responsible for any kind of mistakes occurred during the filling and consequent submission of online application.

Submission of hard copy of an application form

The hard copy of the completed application is NOT required to be submitted. However, candidates are advised to keep the copy of the application for further reference.

Application Fee

  • Rs. 1000/- for Gen / OBC
  • Rs. 500/- for SC/ST/PC

Payment option: The modes of online payment are through Net banking / Debit card / Credit card.

Eligibility Criteria

The minimum eligibility criteria required by an applicant are as follows:

  • A postgraduate graduate degree (e.g. M.Tech. / M.Sc. / M.A. / MBA / etc.) with minimum
    65% or 7.0 OGPA/CGPA.
  •  A postgraduate degree with minimum 55% or 6.0 OGPA/CGPA in Humanities and Social
    Studies disciplines
  •  An undergraduate degree of B.Tech degree with minimum 65% or 7.0 OGPA/CGPA in
    the respective disciplines of Mining engineering or Mining Machinery Engineering
  •  An undergraduate degree of B.Tech. from IITs with minimum 75% or 8.0 OGPA/CGPA WITH
    valid GATE score.

#Equivalence degrees for B.Tech will be BE/BSc Engg. (4 years) and for M.Tech will be ME/M.Sc. Engg.

Age Limit

Age limit for various categories as on the last date of online application [31 Oct 2018] are :

  • For General Male Candidate – 30 yrs
  • OBC/PC/SC/ST/Female Candidates : 35 years

Age relaxation as above will be allowed for candidates with valid documents. The original documents will be scrutinized prior to the interview and if found incorrect/insufficient the candidature will be canceled.

ISM Dhanbad JRF  Admit Card 2018

Admit Card for ISM Dhanbad JRF Admission Test 2018 will be made available on the official website, admit card can also be downloaded through the direct link which will be provided below. Candidates are also advised to make a note of the above-provided important admission schedule.


JRF Interview

All candidates short-listed for the interview have to appear for personal interview on the scheduled
date at IIT(ISM), Dhanbad. No separate communication will be sent to these candidates. The short-listed candidates will be interviewed only if they are eligible after the scrutiny of their original documents. Those do not possess required documents during scrutiny, will not be interviewed and their candidature will be canceled. No further communication will be sent to the candidate.

Selection process

The selection JRFs will be depending on the number of vacancies and performance of qualified candidates. The institute will adopt screening test and interview for the selection of JRF. The screening test will be held on 23.06.2018 at IIT(ISM) Dhanbad ONLY. No other center will be available for examination. The list of short-listed candidates for the interview will be displayed on the notice board of respective department and/or at IIT(ISM) website on the same date of examination. The medium of examination will be English.The following candidates are not required to give the screening test to qualify for the interview:

  •  Valid GATE score above the cut-off mark as decided by IIT(ISM) JRF Admission Committee.
  • Valid NET-JRF rank.
  • M.Tech from CFTIs with minimum 75% or 8.5 OGPA/CGPA.
  • B.Tech. from IITs in respective discipline with the minimum of 75 % or 8.0 OGPA/CGPA with
    valid GATE score above the cut-off.

Final Admission

The candidates in the merit list will be invited to take admission on 01 Aug 2018. The original
documents will be scrutinized again before admission. Selected candidates are required to bring all
the ORIGINAL documents, including the final degree certificate and migration certificate while
coming for admission on the said date. No extension will be given under any circumstances.

For more information regarding ISM JRF 2018, Admission – Download Information Brochure.

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