Indian Institutes of Technology are Institutions of national importance established through an Act of Parliament for fostering excellence in education. There are Twenty Three IITs at present, located at Varanasi, Bhilai, Bhubaneswar, Mumbai, New Delhi, Dhanbad, Dharwad, Gandhinagar, Goa, Guwahati, Hyderabad, Indore, Jammu, Jodhpur, Kanpur, Kharagpur, Chennai, Mandi, Palakkad, Patna, Roorkee, Ropar, Tirupati . Over the years, IITs have created world class educational platform that is dynamically sustained through quality teaching and internationally acclaimed research with excellent infrastructure and the best available minds. The faculty and alumni of IITs continue to make huge impact in all sectors of society, both in India and abroad. Indian School of Mines Dhanbad is one of the oldest institutions in India and is known for its immense contributions towards society at large and for science and technology in particular. Primary objectives of these institutions are to :
- Build a solid foundation of scientific and technical knowledge and thus to prepare competent and motivated engineers and scientists
- Create environment for freedom of thought, cultivate vision, encourage growth, develop personality and self-discipline for pursuit of excellence
- Kindle entrepreneurial streak in the students.
These institutions offer courses leading to Bachelor’s degree in a number of engineering, technological and science disciplines. Integrated M. Sc. courses in pure and applied sciences and Integrated M. Tech. courses in a few disciplines are also offered by some of these Institutions. In addition, some IITs offer Dual-Degree M. Tech. programmes, wherein both B. Tech. and M. Tech. degrees are awarded.