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    INDIAN GEOTECHNICAL SOCIETY AWARDS
    Awards numbering over twenty have been instituted by the IGS for outstanding technical papers published through the Society. Besides, Prof. G. A. Leonards of Purdue University has instituted an award for the best Ph. D. thesis in Geotechnical Engineering.

    The prestigious IGS - Kueckelmann award is presented once in two years to an eminent geotechnical engineer who has made significant contribution to the profession in India. So far 16 eminent Geotechnical Engineers have thus been honoured.
    To encourage Chapter oriented activities, a prestigious Award designated IGS-Ferroco Terzaghi Oration is being instituted for outstanding contribution to Geotechnial Engineering. The Award carries an amount of Rs. One Lakh plus expenses. ‡ Major IGS Awards (Biennial) 1.  IGS-Ferroco Terzaghi Oration by an outstanding National/International Geotechnical Engineer, Prize Rs.1 Lakh & expenses. Organised through IGS Chapters.

    2. IGS-Kueckelmann Award of Rs.35,000 for “Outstanding Cumulative Contribution in Geotechnical Engineering”.

    3. IGS-Mr. H.C. Verma Diamond Jubilee Award for Rs.25,000/- on Innovative Instrument Design.

    4. IGS-Prof. Dinesh Mohan Prize for “Excellence in Geotechnical Practices”.

    5. IGS-Prof. G.A. Leonards’ Prize for the “Best Doctoral Dissertation in Geotechnical Engineering”.

    6. IGS-Sardar Resham Singh Award of Rs.50,000/- for Innovation.

    ‡ IGS Best Paper Awards (Biennial)
    1. IGS-AIMIL Prize for the best paper published in the Indian Geotechnical Journal.
    2. IGS-HEICO Prize for the best paper on “Rock Mechanics” published in Indian Geotechnical Journal.

    3. IGS-AIMIL Prize for the best paper on “Instrumentation”. 4. IGS-AFCONS Prize for the best paper on “Case Histories”.

    5. IGS-Shri B.N.Gupta. Madras Prize for the best paper on “Shallow Foundations”.

    6. IGS-Smt. Indra Joshi Prize for the best paper in National/International Conferences/Symposia.

    7. IGS-ONGC Prize for the best paper on “Special Studies in the Area of Marine Geotechnical Engineering”.

    8. IGS-Dr. Shamsher Prakash Prize for the best paper on “Soil Dynamics”.

    9. IGS-Prof. Dinesh Mohan Prize for the best paper on “Pile Foundation”.

    10. IGS-Dr B.B. Rai-Shri S.N. Gupta Prize for the best paper on “Earth and Earth-Retaining Structures”.

    11. IGS-Shri M.S. Jain Prize for the best paper on “Innovations in Piling and Other Foundation Construction Techniques”.

    12. IGS-Geotech Consultants Pvt. Ltd. Prize for the best paper on “Innovations in Field Exploration”

    13. IGS-Prof. C.S. Desai Prize for the best paper on “Constitutive Modelling for Geologic Materials”.

    14. IGS-Shri A.G. Dastidar Prize for the best paper on “Ground Improvement”.

    15. IGS-Shri R.N. Prasad Prize for the best paper on “Slope Stability and Land Slides”.

    16. IGS-Z-Tech. Prize for the best paper on “Geosynthetics and Allied Construction Products”.

    17. IGS-Prof. A.V. Shroff, Baroda Prize for the best paper on “Grouting Technology/ Environmental Technology”.

    18. IGS-Warangal Chapter Prize for the best paper on “Solutions to the Problems of Expansive Soils”.

    19. IGS-Chennai Chapter Prize for the best paper on “Deep Foundations/Retaining Structures”

    20. IGS-P.J. Rao – Y.R. Phull Award for Geotechnical Professional Practice.

    IGS Young Geotechnical Engineer(YGE) Awards (Biannual)

    Even Year Awards (starting from year 2014)

    IGS-Kochi Chapter YGE Award for Best Paper on Deep Foundations.

    IGS-FERROCO YGE Award for Best Paper on Dam Engineering and Allied Areas.

    IGS-Ahmedabad Chapter YGE Award for Best Paper published during immediate past Indian YGE Conference.

    IGS-Baroda Chapter YGE Award for Best Paper on Ground Improvement.

    IGS-Delhi Chapter YGE Award for Best Paper on Computational Geomechanics.

    IGS-Dr. M.D. Desai Memorial YGE Award for Best Paper on Geosynthetics and Natural Fibres.

    IGS-Guwahati Chapter YGE Award for Best Paper on Soil Dynamics and Earthquake Engineering.

    IGS-HEICO YGE Award for Best Paper on Slope Stability and Landslides.

    Odd Year Awards (starting from year 2015)

    IGS-Soiltech India Pvt Ltd, Pune YGE Award for Best Paper on Shallow Foundations.

    IGS-AIMIL-HCV YGE Award for Best Paper on Geotechnical Investigation and Testing.

    IGS-Bangalore Chapter YGE Award for Best Paper on Environmental Geotechnology.

    IGS-Roorkee Chapter YGE Award for Best Paper on Rock Mechanics and Rock Engineering.

    IGS-Chennai Chapter YGE Award for Best Paper on Solutions of Problematic Soils.

    IGS-Kakinada Chapter YGE Award for Best Paper on Deep Excavations and Underground Structures.

    IGS-Kolkata Chapter YGE Award for Best Paper on Earth Retaining Structures.