Jamshedpur at a Glance
Jamshedpur, as the burgeoning township of Sakchi was re-named in 1919 as a tribute to Tata Steel's Founder, is India's first planned industrial and most cosmopolitan city. It is a model of harmonious co-existence of industry and environment, with acres of verdant parks and gardens dotting the city and providing bucolic sanctuaries from the pressures of everyday life. New lungs are added every year to re-emphasise Tata Steel's commitment to cleaner and greener Jamshedpur. Tree plantation, an ongoing activity, found remarkable expression through the Green Millennium Countdown. This unique programme has given one and a half million additional healthy trees in the new millennium in company areas.
Jamshedpur's landscape is dotted with numerous well-planned and meticulously maintained recreational spots. The city boasts of 17 small and large parks. They provide much-needed relief from the pressures of everyday life. The lush green Jubilee Park, spread over 225 acres, adorned with flower beds, gardens and illuminated fountains was presented by the Steel Company to the citizens of Jamshedpur in its Golden Jubilee Year.
Sir Dorabji Tata Park
Manicured lawns, flower beds and brilliantly lit fountains provide a delightful touch of colour to the park.
Located at a distance of 13 kms from the city limits, at the foot of the Dalma Hills, its salubrious surroundings are ideal for picnics and boat rides.
'Domuhani' - this scenic confluence of Kharkai and Subarnarekha rivers, is located at the north-west tip of the city.
Dalma Wildlife Sanctuary
Lurking in the thick cover of its jungles (193 sq kms) are elephants, barking deer, sloth bears, porcupines, leopards, tigers, etc. The steep slopes of Dalma Hills are also a trekker's delight.
Tata Steel Zoological Park
Located only a few kilometers away from the Steel Plant is the Zoo which houses a variety of animals and birds. The Safari Park in the zoo enables visitors to take a drive through a wooded area where animals roam free and uncaged. A visit to the Nature Education Centre, a boat ride in the Jubilee Lake or a walk in the Nature Trail are unique outlets to relax. The co-existence of wild life in close proximity to the Steel Plant is evidence of the excellent balance of industry with nature.
Jubilee Amusement Park
The park has redefined entertainment in the Steel City. A special gift to the children of Jamshedpur, the amusement park provides entertainment that is available in far away metros only. The green hillocks and the waterbody provide a wonderful ambience for an outing where games like whirling in the wind, dashing cars, rolling till the moon, derby riding, caterpillar ride and a 75-meter slide can be enjoyed.
Sports is 'a way of life' at Tata Steel and Jamshedpur's reputation as the sports capital of Jharkhand is a consequence of this philosophy. Under the close supervision of skilled coaches, training is imparted to sports persons to excel at national and international level competitions.
This cricket stadium has been acknowledged by many visiting cricket teams as one of the finest in the country.
Sumant Moolgaonkar Stadium
This 10,000-seat capacity stadium in Tata Motors colony has hosted many national and state athletic meets.
JRD Tata Sports Complex
This magnificent complex has an international standard football ground and an eight-lane monosynthetic track. The Tata Chess Centre, ladies fitness gymnasium and the Tata Archery Academy are also based here. Facilities for handball, tennis, volleyball, hockey, basketball, boxing, table tennis and a modern gymnasium are available at the complex. The sports hostel at the complex can comfortably accommodate over 500 persons.
Tata Athletic Academy
Tata Athletic Academy is a venture to tap potential in sportsmen and optimally hone and nurture their talent. The Academy aims to churn out international level athletics.
Tata Steel Adventure Foundation
An umbrella organisation, it manages adventure activities for Tata Steel employees, their families and residents of Jamshedpur.
The foundation arranges wide variety of adventure sports, such as rock climbing, river rafting, parasailing, etc.
Dimna lake has facilities for thrilling water sports. There is choice between speed boats, row boats, paddle boats, and water scooters. Fitness freaks can get their highs by rowing sleek Canadian Canoes and Kayaks.
Horse riding is a royal sport and a must for everyone to learn and enjoy. For saddle fanatics, Tata Steel Officers' Beach Club offers the elegant exercise of horse riding at its Riding School in the heart of Jamshedpur.
Gliding & Flying Club
The Jamshedpur Gliding Club, the Jamshedpur Co-operative Flying Club and Tatanagar Aviation offer wide scope for 'extra-terrestrial' sporting activities, such as gliding and flying.
Jamshedpur's numerous private clubs provide opportunities for a variety of sporting activities, such as golf, tennis, squash, billiards, swimming pool, etc.
Tata Football Academy
India’s first football academy has an ultra-modern gymnasium and imparts training based on international techniques to budding footballers.
SEAT OF LEARNING
Jamshedpur can proudly boast of a literacy level comparable with the highest in the country. The Steel City has as many as 183 schools and 13 colleges. Of these, 25 schools and one inter-college are managed by JUSCO Education Department, they cater to over thirty thousand children. The Company also endows various scholarships that enable talented students to pursue higher studies.
The prestigious Institute for Business Management and Labor Studies conducts two-year post-graduate courses in Business Management and PM&IR. It also has a three-year post-graduate Evening Programme in Business Management, tailor-made for professionals working in Jamshedpur.
National Institute of Technology
The NIT offers graduate and post-graduate degree courses in engineering. Noted for metallurgy and civil engineering, it also conducts part-time courses for those employed in local industries.
Shavak Nanavati Technical Institute
The over 75-year old institute, though initially set up to cater to the requirements of Tata Steel, is now open to professionals from other industries.
National Metallurgical Laboratory
Set up in 1946, the National Metallurgical Laboratory (NML) marked the beginning of metallurgical research in India. Since its inception, NML has been making significant contributions to the development of the metallurgical industry (ferrous, non-ferrous and alloys, and materials and engineering components) in the country. NML aims at excellence in research on properties of materials and the application of its results for the benefit of industry and society.
R D Tata Technical Education Centre
The centre aims to improve the quality of technical education and to cater to the requirements of industries in the region.
MGM Medical College & Hospital
Undergraduate MBBS and post-graduate diploma and degree courses in selected subjects are conducted here. The college is also associated with the Tata Main Hospital.
Opportunities for hobbies and the culturally inclined abound in the city. Numerous fine auditoriums play host to India's finest performing artists and professional theatre groups from India and overseas.
The society's five branches across the city and the Rabindra Bhawan under it trains students up to Standard VII in fine arts, music, dance and crafts.
Nritya Kala Kendra
The Kendra is open to students interested in learning vocal and instrumental music. It is affiliated to the Prayag Sangeet Samiti, Allahabad and Bhatkhande Sangeet Vidyapith, Lucknow.
Jamshedpur School of Art
The JSA teaches painting and sculpture making and offers hobby based programmes and semi-professional courses.
The Tata Auditorium at XLRI has witnessed numerous artists, academicians and litterateurs of national and international fame and hosted prestigious seminars and conferences of international stature.
Centre for Excellence
The 80-seat capacity auditorium here is a masterpiece in acoustics.
An architectural masterpiece, the Centre houses the country's first business archives. Its three galleries are devoted to JN Tata, the Steel Company's social responsiveness and its technological excellence. The centre is also home to numerous professional bodies.
Tribal Culture Centre
The TCC showcases the ethos of our indigenous peoples. It also imparts vocational training and organises tribal festivals and cultural programmes to preserve and rejuvenate dwindling cultures.
Laser & Musical Fountain Show
A unique combination of dazzling lights and fountains, the show is the first of its kind in India. Inspired by the musical fountains and laser installation at Sentosa Island, Singapore, the show has been set up by JUSCO. A glimpse of the colourful beams of light and the musical fountain with a varied combination of 96 water jets leaves a mesmerising effect on the minds of visitors.
Facts About Jamshedpur