Welcome to the Indian Geotechnical Society (IGS) which is a prestigious professional body committed to the advancement and promotion of Geotechnical Engineering in India. The society was founded as the “Indian National Society of Soil Mechanics and Foundation Engineering” in 1948 by a group of engineers and scientists who identified the need for a platform to address the various challenges and advancements in the field of Geotechnical Engineering. Over the years, the IGS has expanded its influence to become one of the most renowned and respected organizations in the field of Geotechnical Engineering in India. The IGS has a vast network of Local Chapters and Student Chapters across the country. IGS collaborates with numerous national and international organizations and institutions to foster knowledge and exchange ideas in Geotechnical Engineering.
Indian Geotechnical Society celebrates its 75th Year of existence, in the year 2023, which talks about the legacy we bring to you through this platform. We continue to grow and contribute to the cause.
The society's extensive network of local chapters across the country serves as a platform for geotechnical professionals to engage in the exchange of ideas, dissemination of knowledge, and sharing of experiences.
Technical professionals to engage in the exchange of ideas, dissemination of knowledge, and sharing of experiences. These chapters regularly organize technical meetings, workshops, and conferences, providing a valuable forum for experts from academia, industry, and government organizations to converge and share their expertise.
The Indian Geotechnical Society (IGS) student chapters are an indispensable part of the organization's endeavors to encourage and promote the study and practice of Geotechnical Engineering among the younger generation in India. Through the unwavering commitment to the development of the skills and knowledge of the student members, the IGS student chapters have emerged as the keystone for the future of Geotechnical Engineering in India.
IGS welcomes all geotechnical professionals, researchers, academicians, and students to become members and join us in our mission to promote and advance the field of geotechnical engineering in India. By joining the IGS, you will have access to a vast network of experts and resources, including technical committees, working groups, publications, and events, that can help you stay up-to-date with the latest developments and best practices in geotechnical engineering.
You will also have the opportunity to participate in various activities, such as seminars, workshops, and conferences, where you can share your knowledge and experiences with fellow members and learn from others. We believe that by working together, we can contribute to the sustainable development of our society and infrastructure.
By Dr. R. D. Dwivedi, Senior Principal Scientist and Dr. R. K. Goel, Chief Scientist (Retd.), CSIR-CIMFR Regional Centre, Roorkee, India
By R.K. Goel, Chief Scientist and Professor (AcSIR), CSIR-CIMFR Regional Centre, Roorkee, India and Bhawani Singh, Former Professor, Department of Civil Engineering, IIT Roorkee, Roorkee, India
By H L ARORA Former Director Technical THDC India Ltd.
By Prof. Madhav Madhira, AICTE-INAE Distinguished Visiting Professor Visiting Professor, IIT, Hyderabad, Professor Emeritus, JNT University, Hyderabad