The aim of the Indian Geotechnical Society (IGS) is to endorse and uphold cooperation among engineers and scientists for the progression and dissemination of knowledge in the fields of Soil Mechanics, Foundation Engineering, Soil Dynamics, Engineering Geology, Rock Mechanics and allied fields and their practical applications. This society provides a common forum for academicians, researchers, designers, construction engineers, equipment manufacturers and other professionals interested in Geotechnical activity. For the advancement and betterment of geotechnical engineering in the North-Eastern (NE) region of India and to promote interaction among geotechnical engineers of the North Eastern Region of India, “IGS Guwahati Chapter (NE)” was established in 2005.
Annual General Sessions of Indian Geotechnical Society (IGS) are held in different parts of the country. In the early years, Technical Sessions were organized along with the General Body Meetings. Later, these were developed into Symposia. From 1978, regular Annual Conferences have been organized and now they are known as Indian Geotechnical Conferences (IGC). Details about old conferences can be found at http://igs.org.in/conferences.html
Indian Geotechnical Conference in 2017 will be held in Indian Institute of Technology Guwahati (IIT Guwahati) during 14-16 December 2017 organized by IGS Guwahati (NE) Chapter. The conference is focused on the theme "Geotechnics for Natural and Engineered Sustainable Technologies" (GeoNEst) which encompasses several sub-themes.
Organizing team of IGC 2017 cordially invites geotechnical engineering community to participate in the IGS annual event which is being held for the first time in the Northeast India. Abstracts of the intended papers on the sub-themes are invited for the conference.
Indian Institute of Technology Guwahati, the sixth member of the IIT fraternity, was established in 1994. The campus is on a sprawling 285 hectares plot of land on the north bank of the mighty River Brahmaputra around 20 km from the heart of the Guwahati city. Flanked by the majestic Brahmaputra, hills and vast open space, the campus provides an ideal setting for knowledge dissemination. The serene campus with a richness of greenery, scenic beauty, flora and fauna makes it a treasure trove of academics and learning. IIT Guwahati has been ranked among top 100 young universities (under 50 years of establishment) of the world.More →
The gateway to the northeast and largest cosmopolitan city in the region, Guwahati serves as the starting block for most Northeast itineraries. It’s a somewhat featureless city – a prosaic heap of glass and concrete for the most part – but there are a scattering of interesting temples to explore. Walk its back alleys and old quarters, however, and you will be able to salvage a generous amount of local flavour that lingers amid its suburban sprawl of ponds, palm trees, small single-storey traditional houses and old colonial-era mansions. Guwahati is one of the main tourist hubs in Northeast India. The city boasts of a centuries-old Kamakhya Temple atop Nilachal Hill, an ancient Umananda Temple located at Peacock Island in the middle of the Brahmaputra river and the Brahmaputra itself which is one of the largest rivers in the world. The city has many ancient Hindu temples, along with newly built ones, earning it the sobriquet "City Of Temples". Hence the city is aesthetically, culturally and commercially developed. Tourism in Guwahati includes heritage sites, ancient temples, museums, historical monuments, archaeoloIGCal sites, lakes and ponds. EcoloIGCal sustainability are complementary aspects of the common goal of improving the quality of life.More →
Sponsors are invited to take part in the mega annual event. For more details, contact the conference organizers.