About IIT (ISM) Dhanbad

Standing tall since 1926, the institute is steadily sailing through the millennium change and has emerged into one of the most prominent institution- Indian Institute of Technology IIT (ISM) an Institute of National Importance with full bloom functioning of 18 branches of Engineering, Applied Sciences, Management Studies, and Humanities. Situated in India's mineral-rich belt in Dhanbad, IIT (ISM) has had long centenary credentials of outperforming achievements/contributions in academia and the industry.

Jharkhand School Innovation Challenge (JH-SIC)

The NVCTI, IIT (ISM) Dhanbad takes pleasure in announcing Jharkhand School Innovation Challenge-2021 (JH-SIC 2021) to inculcate an innovation culture and provide a competitive platform to the budding innovators of Jharkhand to showcase their imagination and creativity to identify challenges in their communities and to develop innovative solutions to address them.

  • To cultivate young fertile brains as the innovators and entrepreneurs of the future by promoting informal learning, focusing on indigenous technological advancements to contribute positively to the economy, the environment, and society.
  • To provide an opportunity for school children of all the 24 districts of Jharkhand state to identify the problems related to societal importance and offer a viable solution to uplift their immediate community's living standard.
  • To provide a platform for budding innovators to demonstrate their creativity and inventiveness at solving this problem.
  • To provide an interface among young creators, academic experts, entrepreneurs, and industry.


With an objective to encourage, inspire and nurture young creators, IIT (ISM) Dhanbad has established Naresh Vashisht Centre for Tinkering and Innovation (NVCTI) with the generous financial support of our distinguished alumnus of the 1967 batch of Petroleum Engineering, Shri Naresh Vashisht. In an endeavor to provide an enabling physical environment for young creators to transform ideas into product leading to successful entrepreneurship, the centre is equipped with state of the art “Tinkering and Innovation Laboratory” consisting of a mechanical & rapid prototyping unit; Gaming and Animation Design Unit; Electronic circuit and IOT unit; Battery-Pouch Cell Assembly unit and Robotics and Automation Unit. The centre intends to build a positive innovation ecosystem to generate creative solutions to local and global societal importance problems.