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.
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.YearTopicDelivered1978Prof. R. K. Katti19798Shri Y. K. Murthy1980Prof. Dinesh Mohan1981Shri K. R. Datye1982Shri H. C. Verma1983Prof. Shamsher Prakash1984Prof. Jagdish Narain1985Prof. T. Ramamurthy1986Dr. R. K. Bhandari1987Shri K. Madhavan1988Ground Treated with Granular Piles and its response under load.Prof. Gopal Ranjan1989Prof. S. K. Gulhati1990Prof. A. Sridharan1991Dr. C. D. Thatte1992Dr. B. G. Rao1993Effective Stresses in Soils.Dr. T. S. Nagaraj1994Innovative Development in Geotechnical Practices.Dr. N. V. Nayak1995Geosynthetics in the Indian Environment.Prof. G. V. Rao1996Geotechnical Engineering in Action during 20th Century.Dr. M. D. Desai1997Modeling and Analysis in Geotechnical / Ground Engineering.Prof. M. R. Madhav1998Braced Excavation in Soft Clay — Experiences of Calcutta Metro Construction.Prof. N. Som1999Swell-Shrink Behavior of Expansive Soils — Geotechnical Challenges.Prof. K. S. Subba Rao2000Numerical and Physical Modeling in Soil-Structure Interaction.Prof. V. S. Chandrasekharan2001Constitutive Modeling and Application of Finite Element Method in Geotechnical Engineering.Prof. A. Varadarajan2002Towards Excellence in Geotechnical Engineering Practices in India.Prof. V. S. Raju2003Pile Foundations Under Uplift Loads - An Overview.Prof. P. J. Piser2004Some Engineering Aspects of Reinforced Earth.Prof. Swami Saran2005Reliability and Risk Analysis of Earth Slopes.Prof. G. Venkalachalam2006Pull out Behavior of Screw and Suction Anchors in Soft Marine Clays.Prof. S. Narasimha Rao2008Analysis of Underground Structures.Prof. K.G. Sharma2009Development in Design and Executive in Grouting Practice.Dr. A.V. Shroff2010Geotechnical Problems of Water Resources Development in India - The Role of Instrumentation.Dr. V.M. Sharma2011Prof. Manoj Datta2012Prof. B.R. Srinivasa Murthy2013Dr. Mahavir Bidasaria2014Prof. P.V. Sivapulliah2015Prof. S.R. Gandhi2016------------2017------------2018------------