Indian Geotechnical Society

                                                                                                                                Kanpur Local Chapter

IGS- Kanpur Chapter

To promote closer interaction amongst geotechnical engineers spread all over the country, local chapters of the Society were introduced in 1968 and at present forty local chapters are functional. The nodal center for IGS-Kanpur-local-chapter is located at IIT Kanpur.

IGS Local chapter is organizing Workshop on Sustainable Geotechnics on 13th-14th October 2017.

The Indian Geotechnical Society (IGS) aims at promoting co-operation amongst engineers and scientists for the advancement and dissemination of knowledge in the fields of Soil Mechanics, Foundation Engineering, Soil Dynamics, Engineering Geology, Rock Mechanics, Snow and Ice Mechanics and allied fields and their practical applications. It provides a common forum for academicians, research workers, designers, construction engineers, equipment manufacturers and others interested in geotechnical activity

Indian Institute of Technology - Kanpur (established in year 1959)

From its very inception, IIT Kanpur has been striving to develop itself into an institution of excellence in education and research in consonance with the contemporary and future needs of India. In meeting this challenge, the Institute has always been making special e orts to recruit talented faculty on a world-wide basis and to admit brilliant students from all over the country.

Workshop Themes:

Development that meets the needs of the present while safeguarding Earth’s life-support system, on which the welfare of current and future generations depends is defined as sustainable development. Being associated with economic growth, social developments and environmental impacts geotechnical engineering is related to following areas of sustainability:

1. Energy Geotechnics

2. Sustainable remediation techniques for contaminated land

3. Material and Waste Reengineering

4. Foundation Rehabilitation and Reuse

5. Use of Underground Space

6. Sustainable Ground Improvement


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Guidelines for Paper Submission

Link to Paper Submission Template

Note:- The maximum size of paer should not exceed 4 pages.


Workshop schedule

Key Dates

Full paper submission

5th September, 2017
Paper acceptance: 20th September, 2017

5th October, 2017

Workshop dates: 13th-14th October, 2017

Bank Details : For Online Payment

Bank name- Union Bank of India

Account Number- 537202010058799

IFSC code- UBIN0553727

Branch-IIT Kanpur

For payment through Draft


Payable at UNION BANK OF INDIA, IIT KANPUR BRANCH ,Branch Code‎: ‎553727


Contact Us

Telephone: (91-512) 259 7623 (President)

                  (91-512) 259 7022 (Vice President)



Student Member:

  • Mr. Swaraj Chowdhury
  • Mr. Soukat Kumar Das
  • Developed by Monu Lal Burnwal [Ph.D.(2016-Present)]