The Roorkee Chapter of the Indian Geotechnical Society invites all individuals and organizations engaged in the advancement and novel applications of Geotechnical Engineering to share their experiences at the Indian Geotechnical Conference 2013.
The Indian Geotechnical Society
The Indian National Society of Soil Mechanics and Foundation Engineering was established in the year 1948, soon after the second International Conference on Soil Mechanics and Foundation Engineering held at Rotterdam. The Society was affiliated to the International Society in the same year and since then it has strived to fulfil and promote the objectives of the International Society. In December 1970, the name, Indian Geotechnical Society (IGS) was adopted. In January 1994, it hosted XIII International Conference on Soil Mechanics and Foundation Engineering. Various Local Chapters of the IGS organise annual conferences of the Society.
Indian Geotechnical Society, Roorkee Chapter was established in 1972, with Prof. Dinesh Mohan, the then Director, Central Building Research Institute, as its founder Chairman. Subsequently eminent geotechnical engineers headed this chapter and brought laurels to the entire geotechnical community.
Indian Institute of Technology Roorkee (formerly University of Roorkee) is amongst the foremost of the institutes of national importance in higher technological education. Since its establishment, the Institute has played a vital role in providing the technical manpower and know-how to the country.