IGS Mumbai Chapter

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Indian Geotechnical Society - Mumbai

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.

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IGS Mumbai Chapter

Indian Geotechnical Society (IGS) was founded in 1948 and is affiliated to the International Society for Soil Mechanics and Geotechnical Engineering (ISSMGE).

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IGS Mumbai Chapter

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

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The Beginning

Mumbai Chapter

In 1975, Prof. R. K. Katti of the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Bombay, was requested to commence activities in Bombay as a local chapter. 


The society was run from the premises of Institution of Engineers (India), Maharashtra Centre at Haji Ali. The initial finances of the Chapter came from the surplus balance of the IGS Conference held in Bombay in 1970 at the IIT. Membership was open to all interested in and associated with Geotechnical activities.


Ever since, the Bombay Chapter has been renamed “Mumbai Chapter” after the identityof the metropolis of Bombay was changed to Mumbai. The Chapter has promoted Geotechnical Engineering all through by organisation of lectures and seminars by prominent authorities


The Indian Geotechnical Society (IGS) 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

Current Scenario

Presently the Chapter boasts of a membership of 360 Looking forward, the Chapter resolves to better its past performance in the promotion of Geotechnical Engineering.Besides 1970, the Chapter has hosted the Indian Geotechnical Conferences of 1980, 1990 and 2000

Executive Committee

Dr.Dasaka Murthy


Department of Civil Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology Bombay,
Powai, Mumbai 400 076

Dr. Ashish Juneja

Honorary Secretary

Department of Civil Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology Bombay,
Powai, Mumbai 400 076

Dr. (Ms.) Jigisha Vashi

Joint Secretary

Assistant Professor
Mukesh Patel School of Technology, Management and Engineering

Mr.Gaurav S Parab


M/s Global Geotechnics, A/202 Swati Manor CHS, N C Kelkar Marg,
Dadar (West) Mumbai 400 028

Mr.Rahul Ravindra Vaidya


Sr. Engg. Manager Design, Larsen and Toubro, Transportation and infrastructure, 401 Anant Akash CHS, Opp. Dagadi School, Charai, Thane (West), 400 601

Dr.Yadav Kamble


Assistant Professor,
Structure Engineering Department, VJTI, H. R. Mahajani Marg,
Matunga, Mumbai 400 019

Mr.Vijay Vamanrao Dandage


Global Geotechnics A/202, Swati Manor CHS, N. C. Kelkar Marg, Opp. Shivaji Mandir, Dadar (W), Mumbai 400 028

Mr. V. Sridhar


Deputy General Manager (BD) Keller Ground Engineering, 504 Town Center II, Andheri Kurla Road, Andheri (E), Mumbai – 400 059

Mr. P.G.R Nair


Superintending Engineer
Konkan Railways

Dr. M. S. Nagesha


Reliance Engineering Group
Navi Mumbai

Dr. Vishal Thombare


Executive Engineer Municipal Corporation of Greater Mumbai

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