Is it good to take ISM Dhanbad, M.Tech (mechanical) if I am getting in NIT Surathkal M.Tech (mechanical)? Which is better in terms of placements? Does ISM Dhanbad have the placements for M.Tech (ME)?

1 Answer

Patan Nagurvali Oct 31, 2020

M.Tech Mechanical is a preferred stream but its success is directly proportional to the level of placements offered by colleges in comparison to the fees or investment made. The number of students enrolled is less compared to B.Tech making it a less lucrative option for campus placements.

The detailed analysis is as follows.


  • The basic criterion stands at graduation with a minimum score of 50%.

  • The common examination accepted is GATE.


  • NIT Surathkal has a fee structure of Rs. 1.85 Lakhs

  • ISM Dhanbad offers the course is Rs. 1.05 Lakhs.

ISM has fewer fees as compared to NIT Surathkal.

Placement Details:

The prime-most details to be focused upon are the average and highest placement scenario of both the colleges in general.



NIT Surathkal

Average-Rs.11.90 LPA, Highest-Rs. 18.75 LPA

ISM Dhanbad

Highest-Rs. 12.50 LPA

  • 79% placements in NIT Surathkal M.Tech as opposed to 50% in ISM.

  • Major Recruiters are Teradata, Cisco, Dell EMC, Riverbed Technology, and Huawei Technologies.

  • ISM M.Tech is not preferable for mechanical, it’s a sure shot option in case of CSE or Mineral engineering.

  • The only reason to prefer ISM is the IIT factor attached to it which makes it more appealing in terms of faculty and culture.

The choice can be made both on the basis of placements and college ranking with respect to the course offered. The packages offered in the Mechanical stream in NIT Surathkal are quite good as compared to those in ISM Dhanbad. NIT Surathkal also holds a reputation in the institutional list with respect to its 7th position in the list of NIT.

Department of Management Studies, Indian Institute of Technology (Indian School of Mines), Dhanbad