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President Invitation

Dear Colleagues,

Infrastructural development in open and underground space for river valley projects, railways, highways and in other large civil structures poses innumerable challenges during construction stage. Appropriate application of Geo-technology helps in understanding the mechanism of geotechnical problems beforehand and the problems can be tackled effectively to prevent time and cost over-run as well as safety of men and machinery.

Since Independence, country has achieved several milestones in infrastructure development and this has led spectacular developments in Geo-technology. ISEG has emerged as the flag bearer in dissemination of developments in the field of Geo Techniques since 1965. In 2015 the society very rightfully celebrated its golden jubilee year and successfully organized an International Seminar EGNM 2015 on Engineering Geology in New Millennium . It has successfully published the 45th volume of its flagship journal JOEG with all its back volumes archived electronically for future reference. The newsletter of the society is a continuous feature providing its members with interesting and informative updates in this field. Also the organization of EGCON had become a regular annual feature of the society which was unfortunately stalled for last two years due to pandemic. Now with renewed zeal, I invite you for participation in EGCON 2021 which is being planned on virtual platform in line with the current situation. EGCON 2021 plans to delve on recent advancement in geotechnology in handling geological and geotechnical challenges for development of infrastructure projects.

I take this opportunity to invite geologists, civil engineers, geophysicists, geotechnical engineers, mining engineers, academicians, instrumentation engineers, software developers, research scholars and other professionals to contribute technical papers and for attending conference.

With Warm Regards,

A K Singh
President, ISEG
CMD, NHPC Limited

From Convener’s Desk

Dear Delegates,

Indian Society of Engineering Geology (ISEG), the Indian National Group of IAEG, founded in 1965, is one of the oldest scientific forums in the field of Engineering Geosciences and allied fields in India. Since inception, ISEG has regularly been organizing conferences and workshops focusing on various aspects of Geo-technology with an aim to provide a common platform for technical interactions amongst professionals and academicians.

With the accelerated development of infrastructure projects in far-flung areas, the geotechnical challenges have also increased manifold as evident from recent catastrophic slides and collapses especially in the Himalayan region during Monsoon. Under these circumstances, the role of engineering geoscientists and geotechnical engineers have become more crucial in providing site specific solutions to critical geotechnical problems so as to accelerate the infrastructure development activities in the country without posing threat to civilization and environment by developing projects that are economically viable, sustainable and environment friendly. In this context, a three days International Conference “EGCON 2021” in virtual mode has been planned by ISEG in association with NHPC for brainstorming on recent developments in geotechnics and their usefulness in handling complex geological and geotechnical challenges in infra projects. I cordially invite professionals, academicians, researchers and students from India and abroad associated with construction, mining and infrastructure development works to attend the conference in large numbers and contribute technical papers for making the event a grand success.

With Best Regards,

S. L. Kapil
Secretary, ISEG
Convener, EGCON 2021

EGCON 2021

Keeping pace with present time in prevailing circumstances, ISEG in association with NHPC proposes to organize a three days International Conference on “Recent Advances in Geotechnics (EGCON 2021)” from 9th – 11th December, 2021 through Virtual Mode. Main purpose of this conference is to provide a platform to deliberate upon recent developments in the field of Engineering Geology, Engineering Geophysics, Earthquake Engineering, Remote Sensing and other related areas for development of infrastructure projects.

Apart from regular theme-based presentations and lectures by the speakers from different related fields such as smart city development, drone based investigations, advanced emerging investigation techniques, EGCON 2021 shall be providing best opportunity to researchers and entrepreneurs in this field to listen and interact with the key-note speakers who will share their vast experiences and give insight on most-relevant technical issues.

Technical papers are invited from the experts engaged as per themes of the EGCON 2021. All accepted papers and extended abstracts shall be published in the proceedings of the conference.