Any attempt to stop the settlement without making the proposed preliminary investigation would be an irresponsible gamble. Since I have witnessed many gambles of this kind I can state from personal experience that the savings associate with inadequate preliminary investigations are entirely out of proportion to the financial risks.”
  Karl Terzagi
Secretary's Message
Hello from the Secretary, ISEG.
Dear all,
  My Greetings to one and all on the happy occasion of launching an exclusive website for the Journal of Engineering Geology under the aegis of Indian Society of Engineering Geology ( This website is intended to keep abreast with the trends and practices of international standards for dissemination of knowledge and in publication of scientific papers.  As you all know that the Journal of Engineering Geology is one of the oldest Journals of Engineering Geology and the only Journal in the discipline in India.  This is an attempt to give a technological fillip to the traditional Journal. This website will display the issues electronically with contents and abstracts at the first instance. Subsequently, downloading facility for full papers on payment of a fee is being contemplated.

The website aims:

  • To function as technical face of the ISEG, having a direct link with the mainwebsite of the ISEG, ;
  • To publish papers electronically along with publication of hard copies of the existing Journal of Engineering Geology;
  • To promote and encourage the advancement of Engineering Geology through technological activities and research ;
  • To collect, evaluate and disseminate the results of engineering geological activities on country wide basis;
  • To publish the scientific and technical achievements of its members and relevant news; and
  • To interact with other scientific and technical associations as may be appropriate.

I take this opportunity to congratulate Shri Imran Sayeed, Editor, ISEG, who solely took up the initial cudgels to launch such an innovative website.  I believe his efforts will certainly bring laurels to the Society very soon.
Dr.Saibal Ghosh
Director, GSI, New Delhi