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IGS – Indian Geotechnical Society

Posted by Kshitija Nadgouda on August 3, 2006

I attended a seminar today, by Prof. Gandhi on “Failures and Remedial Measures in Geotechnical Engineering” organised by the Indian Geotechnical Society (Mumbai Chapter). It was a great learning experience! There are many more seminars/workshops on interesting topics coming up. I will encourage all students of Civil Engineering to find out about such societies as IGS (Indian Geotechnical Society), Indian wing of the ASCE, Insitute of Bridge Engineers, etc and become members. Most seminars/talks are free to members and workshops are at discounted rates.

It is not only a good way to learn about the topic under discussion, but we come into contact with lots of people, big and small, in the industry and the academics. Talking to them is in itself a learning experience. Everybody gets to contribute in the seminar, lot of discussions come up and we end up learning a lot more from them. In my opinion this is the best way for students to interact with the industry gurus and keep abreast of the latest in the best practices, research and ideas.

One drawback I have noticed in India, is that there is no access to such information for students. We have such good societies and associations that get together regularly, discuss academic and industry issues but usually students are excluded from them. This may be because they are not mature enough in terms of exposure to the industry. But the only way to change this, is to make them aware, involve them, and encourage them to participate by asking even the most basic questions. How else will they learn?

So all you students out there, whether young or old, get fired up, ask others about such societies, join them and other numerous organisations that exist out there and PARTICIPATE to get the industry knowledge first-hand!

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19 Responses to “IGS – Indian Geotechnical Society”

  1. vishal said

    kshitija ma’am i am intrested in joinin indian geotechnical society please tell me how to proceed and to whom should i contact for this

  2. Vishal,
    You can check out the IGS website at http://igsmumbai.wordpress.com/membership/ where you can download the membership form. Fill up the membership form and send it to:

    Dr. R.A.Hegde,
    Treasurer, IGS Mumbai Chapter
    c/o Sardar Patel College of Engineering
    Bhavan’s Campus
    Munshi Nangar, Andheri (W)
    Mumbai – 400058

    along with a check for Rs. 1500 payable to IGS-Mumbai Chapter. If you have any further questions, do not hesitate to ask!

  3. we want to start a chapter in Orissa;
    Plesse reply,
    How we can !

  4. Hello Mr. Tripathy,

    You will need to contact the main body of the IGS at the following address:
    INDIAN GEOTECHNICAL SOCIETY,
    206, Manisha Building,
    75-76 Nehru Place,
    New Delhi 110019

    Phone 91-11-26210361
    igsmain@vsnl.net

  5. Anonymous said

    I am Pratip Kr Mukhopadhyay
    Mem Num: L.M.1492
    kINDLY NOTE MY PRESENT POSTAL ADDRESS FOR FURTHER COMUNICATIONS
    P-213 LAKE TOWN
    BLK-B 3RD FLOOR
    KOLKATA -700089
    WEST BENGAL
    Email Id- pratipkumar_nukherjee@yahoo.co.in

  6. Anonymous said

    I am Pratip Kr Mukhopadhyay (BCE,MIE,IGS)
    Mem Num of IGS: L.M.1492
    kINDLY NOTE MY PRESENT POSTAL ADDRESS FOR FURTHER COMUNICATIONS
    P-213 LAKE TOWN
    BLK-B 3RD FLOOR
    KOLKATA -700089
    WEST BENGAL
    Email Id- pratipkumar_mukherjee@yahoo.co.in

  7. Kamal said

    I want to become a member.I have already sent Rs. 1500 for the membership.
    1)My question is , “is this membeship is a life time”?
    2)Whether we get monthly jaournal from IGS with this membership .
    Regds,
    Kamal Kolkata

  8. Kamal said

    1)Once I become a member “is this membeship is a life time”?
    2)Whether we get monthly technical jaournal from IGS with this membership .
    Regds,
    Kamal Kolkata

  9. Mr Kamal,

    The membership is indeed “Life membership”. The IGS Mumbai chapter does not publish any monthly technical journal, but there are seminars and lectures organised regularly. To know about these, you can visit the IGS website at http://igsmumbai.wordpress.com/

    Regards,
    Kshitija

  10. madanmohan said

    sir,
    please tell how to get a membership in IGS

    madan mohan
    geotechnical engineer
    delhi
    9971694874

  11. Anwar said

    Please guid me how to get a membership of IGS,

  12. Please check the IGS Mumbai chapter website : http://igsmumbai.wordpress.com for membership of the Mumbai chapter.

  13. V. Prabhakar Rao said

    Is there any chance of becoming a member of IGS online.

  14. V. Prabhakar Rao said

    Online membership for IGS – any idea?

  15. lalit said

    i want to join IGS, How????

  16. Senthil said

    Dear Kshitija Nadgouda,

    I want to become member of IGS, not the local chapter. The procedure is available at http://www.igs.org.in but I am required to support my application form by two members of IGS.

    What to do if I dont know any member of IGS. Can you help.

  17. komal parikh said

    sir
    membership with Bombay chapter is valid for all the chapter and is this membership is give me tax relaxation.

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