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Welcome to the Indian Geotechnical Society (IGS)

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.

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Message from the President & Secretary

I would like to express my sincere thanks to one and all for your support and belief in me to serve as the President of the Indian Geotechnical Society, for the term 2023-2024. I am immensely grateful to the Indian Geotechnical family who generously contributed their time and effort for the election campaign. I assure you all that I will try my level best for the growth of IGS.

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I would like to thank all the esteemed members of Indian Geotechnical Society for electing me to National Executive committee for the term 2023-2024. It is a true honour and privilege to take over the reins as Honorary Secretary of our great Society. My sincere thanks to President and all NEC members of IGS for giving me this great responsibility to serve as its Honorary Secretary for the period 2023-24.

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IGS Local Chapters

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.

IGS Student Chapters

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.

Upcoming Conferences & Events
06 Aug 2026
12th International Symposium on Field Monitoring in Geomechanics 2026
07 Oct 2025
1st Geotech Asia 2025 (GeoVadis) - The Future of Geotechnical Engineering
Whats New
19 Jun 2024
NGS Welcomes IGS President Dr. Anil Joseph: Strengthening Geotechnical Collaboration in Nepal
20 Mar 2024
"Field Monitoring in Geomechanics" Lecture Series - 8th Lecture on March 22, 2024
14 Mar 2024
Prof. Bhawani Singh memorial lecture on 21st March 2024 at IIT Roorkee
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Join Hands with IGS

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. 

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