Centenary Appeal


Prof. R.M Bhattacharjee
Dean IRAA, IIT(ISM) Dhanbad

Dear Alumni,
On behalf of your own ISM / IIT(ISM), Dhanbad and on my own behalf, I wish you all a very happy, peaceful, prosperous and warm New Year 2024! Hope you are doing great in your personal and professional life.
Myself, Prof R M Bhattacharjee, 1984 batch Mining Engineering and currently the Dean of International and Alumni Affairs at IIT(ISM), Dhanbad. It is really great to be connected with the Alumnus of this great Institute. I am writing this message to make a very special appeal today on this occasion of New Year 2024 and requesting you all to take a pledge to contribute to our alma mater to accomplish Mission 2026.

I am really excited to stand before you while making this appeal to all the ISMites and IITISMites and reminding you that we are going to be a part of history while celebrating the 100th Birthday of our beloved Alma mater on 9th December 2025 and will be completing the glorious journey of 100 years in the history of technical education in India on the 9th December, 2026. I take this opportunity to invite you all to join Basant 2026 and Foundation Day 2026 with your families. What a great moment it would be! It is indeed a matter of great pride that IIT(ISM) Dhanbad, founded as a premier institute to impart technical education in the field of mining and earth sciences, is completing 100 years of its exemplary services in the field of science, technical, engineering and management education.

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You are aware that the institute is now the confluence of two great tributaries, Indian School of Mines and Indian Institute of Technology (Indian School of Mines), flowing together, and reaching greater and greater heights every day. At the dawning of our second century, we prepare to reignite our passion for transforming lives and futures. We, all alumni of this great institute, humbly acknowledge that whatever we are today, it is because of our Alma Mater. It is now high time to give back to our Alma Mater in the most befitting manner. I am sure, every alumni, living at any corner of the world, is passionate and emotional about our great institute and fully charged with nostalgia. Let us pledge to honour our second mother, our loving and caring institute, on the occasion of centenary in the year 2026.

It is only three years from now, we will be witnessing the greatest moment of our life, will have the rarest opportunity to be part of history and celebrate the Centenary of our great institute with all our love & regards, emotion & passion. We have a long wish list and a golden dream of creating history through our humble contributions for various identified projects to be accomplished to mark the centenary year, keeping in mind the future requirements and long-term vision of the institute.

Dear Alumni, whenever we talk about ISM / IIT(ISM), we become nostalgic, emotional and the picture that flashes in the canvas of our mind is the great & gorgeous Red Main Building, the lush green Oval with full of colours and the great Penman Auditorium as an witness to many of our old sagas, tensed moment of annual or semester exam, vibrant moments of Saturnalia / Srijan, Concetto, SOS, Saraswati puja, Convocations and many other moments of joy and celebration. These architectural monuments and landscapes are the gift of the-then British Rulers which served 100 years of our needs. Now we have a dream of creating history by presenting our Alma Mater with another Iconic Building, which will serve the requirements of our future generations through our humble collective efforts and contributions.

We have launched our Mission 2026 during Foundation Day, 2022. Now we have to take a pledge to accomplish our Mission 2026 and make our dream a reality by presenting the Centenary Building to our Alma Mater. I am sure that the Building is not going to be built by bricks and cement or sand or chips, it is going to be built on our emotion and passion, love and regards, commitment and deep sense of gratitude to our alma mater.

We encourage you to walk through the centenary portal of our website https://alumni.iitism.ac.in/centenary.php and pledge your support in fulfilling the Mission 2026. We are indeed inspired by our legacy. Please make your pledge to our centenary appeal and be a part of the history and founder of our second century.

I also take this opportunity to invite you all to visit the campus during this three-year period of 2024 to 2026 in batches / groups with your family members to celebrate 10th, 20th, 25th, 40th, 50th, 60th, 70th or any ith anniversary of your graduation, walk down the memory lane and be part of the history.

Sincerely yours
Prof. R.M Bhattacharjee
Dean (International Relations and Alumni Affairs)

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By joining other alumni whose names have already been added to our Centenary Donor boards you will help us secure the future of IIT(ISM) Dhanbad.