The Society is aimed at promoting cooperation 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 & Ice Mechanics and allied fields and their practical applications.
Indian Geotechnical Society (IGS) was founded in 1948 and is affiliated to the International Society for Soil Mechanics and Geotechnical Engineering (ISSMGE).
IGS carries out its activities through twenty-five active local chapters with membership open to individuals, institutions and business houses. Close interaction amongst Geotechnical engineers of all shades is the hallmark of IGS activities. It brings out a quarterly newsletter and the Indian Geotechnical Journal, which has a wide circulation and is retrieved internationally. The Indian Geotechnical Conference is held every year in different parts of the country to provide a common forum for interaction between Geotechnical engineers from India and abroad.
IGS Mumbai Chapter keeps itself abreast of latest technologies by arranging various seminars. The society has eminent Foundation Engineers and Soil Engineers as members and has grown to a strength of 170 members.
The organisation of the Mumbai Chapter is well structured and team spirit has been its hall mark. By virtue of concerted efforts of the Executive Committee, the Mumbai Chapter was awarded the “Best Chapter Award” in 1997.