The Indian Geotechnical Society (IGS) student chapter (Chapter under the supervision of the IGS-IIT Hyderabad Chapter) was inaugurated on 28-07-2018 by the Department of Civil Engineering of Vardhaman College of Engineering. The ceremony was inaugurated by Dr. H Venketeswara Reddy, Principal in Charge, Dr. Mallikarjuna Rao, Head of Department (Civil) and Ajay Yella (Vice President, IGS Student Chapter) and Dr. Dharmesh Lal (Coordinator of IGS Vardhaman Student Chapter).
The Indian Geotechnical Society
The following are the events conducted under this professional society
|Sl. No||Event||Number of participants||Date|
|1||Soil liquefaction hazard map development in Taiwan. (Professor Lu. Chih-Wei, National Kaohsiung University of Science and Technology – Taiwan.)||
|2||New Challenges and career guidance in Civil Engineering. (Dr. A. Satish Dy. Chief Engineer, Construction Designs, Guwhathi. IRSE.||
|3||Site visit- Shamshabad Bridge (Laying of geotextiles)||66||23-07-2019|
|4||Indo-China Webinar Series||Open Access||8-19 May 2020|
|5||Guest lecture- Dr. Darga Kumar||130||30-11-2018|
|6||Geotechnical engineering Quiz||48||05-01-2019|
|7||Guest lecture- Dr. Ramana Murthy V||130||09-03-2019|
Academic Year: 2020-2021
|Sl. No||EventNumber of participants||Date|
|1||Soil liquefaction hazard map development in Taiwan. (Professor Lu. Chih-Wei, National Kaohsiung University of Science and Technology – Taiwan.)||200||16-10-2020|
|2||New Challenges and career guidance in Civil Engineering. (Dr. A. Satish Dy. Chief Engineer, Construction Designs, Guwhathi. IRSE.||117||28-11-2020|
i. Soil liquefaction hazard map development in Taiwan
The Department of Civil Engineering, Vardhaman College of Engineering organized an International Guest Lecture dated 16th October 2020 by online. This session was organized to celebrate the birth anniversary (October 15th) of renowned scientist and ‘Missile Man of India’ Dr. APJ Abdul Kalam’s. The main objective of this program is to bring practicing engineers to share their ideas and experiences with the students in the field of civil engineering. This program is helpful for the students to understand about liquefaction mechanism and its preventive measures. Earthquakes cause number of disturbances in the ground which can harm or damage the structural stability which could turn fatal. It may trigger a rapid movement change that is out of step with the rest of the system, resulting in many structural losses to the property contributing to casualties. The Government of India has paid serious attention to carry out the detailed site investigation related to earthquakes after the devastating earth-quake of Gujarat in the year 2001. This research deals with safe construction practices to avoid the loss from the future earthquakes. The guest speaker, Prof. Lu, Chih-Wei delivered a lecture on topic ‘soil liquefaction hazard map development in Taiwan’. Prof. Lu explained several case studies of liquefaction induced disasters, and its mitigations. He discussed about laboratory of soil dynamics and advanced geotechnical disaster mitigation, in that he explained about theoretical studies, case studies, applications, laboratory tests, geotechnical centrifuge tests, ground improvement, seismic designs and innovations. He explained all details about soil liquefaction hazard map development in Taiwan city and these mapping will help for future safety in civil engineering constructions. Lot of questions came up during the session because of the limited knowledge of students in the practical point of view. Prof. Lu was very patient and humble in answering the queries of students and outside participants. Students were really enthusiastic to know in depth of the liquefaction phenomena. There were around 200 participants from various institutions who had shown their immense interest on the session and also interacted with the presenter and asked many queries which were happily answered and clarified by him. The students and faculty thoroughly enjoyed the session. Hope our India-Taiwan national flags can be more related to each other because of this sort of session. This webinar could help to improve the research relationship between our two countries, India and Taiwan. The session coordinator Dr. Bogireddy Chandra extended his thanks to Prof. Dr. Chandresh Solanki, SVNIT Surat and Dr. Ankit Garg, Shantou University China, for their kind support and great interaction at beginning with Prof. Lu. Finally, Dr. G. Mallikarjuna Rao, HOD, Department of Civil Engineering, VCE, expressed his special thanks to the guest speaker. Dr. Bogireddy Chandra and Dr. Dharmesh Lal, coordinators of the International Guest Lecture, shared their special gratitude and a vote of thanks for the session.
Academic Year: 2019-2020
|Sl. No||Event||Number of participants||Date|
|1||Site visit- Shamshabad Bridge (Laying of geotextiles)||66||23-07-2019|
|2||Indo-China Webinar Series||Open Access||8-19 May 2020|
(i) Indo-China Research Webinar Series in Civil and Environmental Engineering
The 1st Indo-China Research Webinar Series 2020 in Civil and Environmental Engineering was held from 8th to 19th May, 2020. This workshop was collaboratively organized by Dr. Ankit Garg, Associate Professor, Shantou University, China, Prof. (Dr.) Chandresh H. Solanki, Professor, SVNIT, Surat & Indian Geotechnical Society Surat Chapter, Gujarat, India Dr. Chandra Bogireddy, Assistant Professor, Vardhaman College of Engineering, Hyderabad, India and Dr. Junwei Liu, Vice Dean & Associate Professor, Qingdao University of Technology, China.
In the Indo-China research webinar, around 16 technical sessions were held with 8 Speakers each from Universities in China and India. The total of participants in all sessions combined were more than 5000. In total, 10 Special Guests were invited that graced the audience with their motivational words promoting such cooperation in future. Guests include Prof. G. L. Sivakumar Babu, President, Indian Geotechnical Society & Professor IISc Bangalore, Prof. S.R. Gandhi, Director, S.V. NIT Surat, India, Prof. Gautam Biswas, Former Director, IIT Guwahati, Fellow of ASME, Prof. Da Hsuan Feng, Fellow American Physical Society, USA, Chairman of Advisory Board, Hainan University, Former Vice President for Research, University of Texas, USA, Prof. S. K. Das, Director, IIT Ropar, Prof. D. N. Singh, Institute Chair Professor, IIT Bombay & Editor in Chief, Environmental Geotechnics, Prof. Chandan Ghosh, IIT Jammu, NIDM, Ministry of Home affairs, Prof. Askar Zhussupbekov, Immediate Past Vice President of ISSMGE for Asia & Director of the Geotechnical Institute. Prof. Neelamani, Senior Research Scientist, Kuwait Institute of Scientific Research, Dr. Jaykumar Shukla, Principal Engineer, Geo Dynamics, India and Mr. Subba Reddy Nelluru (UK). Also, supported by Dr. S. Sai Satyanarayana Reddy, Principal, VCE and Dr. K. Mallikharjuna Babu, Director and CEO, Vardhaman College of Engineering Hyderabad.
Glimpse of the Indo-China Research Webinar photos are as follows: Day 1 (8th May):
Poster of Indo-China Webinar Series
Dr. Yeyuan Xiao Shantou University, China sharing his presentation
Special Guest, Prof. Honghu Zhu briefing on 11th May, 2020
Briefing by Prof. D.N Singh, Institute Chair Professor, IIT Bombay
Academic Year: 2018-2019
|Sl. No||Event||Number of participants||Date|
|1||Guest lecture- Dr. Darga Kumar||130||30-11-2018|
|2||Geotechnical engineering Quiz||48||05-01-2019|
|3||Guest lecture- Dr. Ramana Murthy V||130||09-03-2019|
(i) Guest Lecture on “Raising awareness of consultancy in Civil Engineering” By Dr. Darga Kumar
The Department of Civil Engineering of Vardhaman College of Engineering organized a Guest Lecture on “Raising awareness of consultancy in Civil Engineering” under Indian Geotechnical Society Vardhaman college of Engineering (IGS Vardhaman) Student Chapter on 30th November, 2018 from 10 AM to 12 PM. The main objective of the program was to bring eminent professors from recognized institutions to share their knowledge and expertise. The program helped the students to gain knowledge of the practical aspects that occurs during construction of various engineering structures. The speaker for the technical talk on “Raising awareness of consultancy in Civil Engineering”. was Dr. Darga Kumar, Assistant Professor, Department of Civil Engineering, JNTU, Hyderabad.
The event proved to be grand success because of the active participation of the students. Guest Lecture is a way of enriching students with the latest technology and developments from expert knowledge of speakers who have vast skills and expertise in the area beyond curriculum. In addition, a good interaction took place between the speaker and participants. Further, the Civil Engineering Department had an opportunity to explore the possibilities of collaboration with the speaker with respect to internships and consultancy.
Faculty coordinators and students with speaker Dr. Darga Kumar at IGS guest Lecture on “Raising awareness of consultancy in Civil Engineering