ISEG Golden Jubilee 2015

  Conference Report on Engineering Geology in New Millennium

Indian Society of Engineering Geology was inaugurated on 15th October 1965 by the then Union Minister for Irrigation and Power Shri A.N. Khosla. Thereafter, the society has never looked back and has brought together Engineering Geologists and Geotechnical Engineers engaged in construction of large river valley projects, hydroelectric power projects, infrastructure projects and from mining industries. As the society grew, its ranks were swollen with joining of a number of civil engineers, scientists and academicians apart from professional engineering geologists. As per statures of the society the membership is open to all science and engineering graduates. Therefore in a nutshell, the society has rendered yeoman’s service and has completed the tricky job of bringing together two different but related professionals on one hand and all professionals and researchers on the other. This has immensely benefitted the growth of engineering geology, geotechnical engineering and environmental science in the country.

An International Conference “Engineering Geology in New Millennium” was organized by Indian Society of Engineering Geology (ISEG) from 27th to 29th October 2015 at Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi, Hauz Khas, New Delhi to commemorate 50 years (1965-2015) of existence of the society and service to the nation. ISEG is affiliated to International Association of Engineering Geology (IAEG) and is known internationally as India National Group of IAEG. The conference sponsored by IAEG was held under the aegis of the same. Together with ISEG, the event was jointly organized by MECL, GSI, IIT Delhi and CBIP. On the sidelines of the conference, ISEG hosted the IAEG Executive Committee and IAEG Council meetings on 25th October and 26th October 2015 respectively at IIT Delhi. more