NGS Program Plan for Executive Committee 2023-2025

On 17 May 2023, a Special General Meeting of Nepal Geotechnical Society was held at Entrance Café, Lalitpur to discuss annual activities and financial report of the year 2022 and to elect a new team of executive officials. The following team of executive officials was endorsed by the Special General Meeting, and it will be in the office for two years from 17 May 2023.

Executive Committee


Dr. Mandip Subedi, Universal Engineering and Science College

First Vice President:  

A/Prof. Dr. Indra Prasad Acharya, IoE Pulchowk Campus

Vice President:  

Er. Prabhat Kumar Jha, Department of Roads

Er. Mandakini Karki, Soil Test P. Ltd

General Secretary:  

Er. Udaya Raj Neupane, Clay Engineering P. Ltd


Er. Ujjwal Niraula, Everest Engineering College

Er. Darshan Babu Adhikari, Chilime Eng. & Services Co. Ltd


Er. Rajan KC, Geotechnical and Associates P. Ltd


Dr. Dhundi Raj Pathak, Engineering Study and Research Centre

Er. Jibendra Mishra, Department of Roads

Dr. Pradip Pokhrel, Vishwa Consult P. Ltd

Er. Kamal Prasad Regmi, Freelance Geotechnical Engineer

Er. Suvarna Singh Raut, Himalaya College of Engineering

Er. Prashanta Poudel, Geo-Engineering P Ltd

Er. Madan Puri, Himalaya Geo Solution P. Ltd

Advisory Committee Chair:  

Prof. Dr. Netra Prakash Bhandary, Ehime University, Japan

Youth Coordinator:

Er. Saroj Prasad Adhikari, IoE Pulchowk Campus

An executive committee meeting held on 29 June, 2023 has come up with the following program plan during the two years of its tenure (2023-2025) in office.

Year Month Activities
2023 May – 29th NGS Day Celebration Program
– AGM/New Committee selection and handover
– Prepare an action plan
– 2nd GeoMandu Announcement
Jun Announcement of Action Plan
Jul Lecture 1
Aug Lecture 2
Sep – Lecture 3
– Asoj-1, Science Day Program for Youth
Oct – Lecture 4
– 12 October, International Disaster Day
Nov Lecture 5
Dec – Lecture 6
– NGS Journal Publish
– Geotechnical Model Competition
2024 Jan – Lecture 7
– Magh-2, National Earthquake Day
Feb Lecture 8
Mar Lecture 9
Apr Lecture 10
May – 30th NGS Day Celebration Program
– NGS Souvenir Publish
Jun Lecture 11
Jul Lecture 12
Aug Lecture 13
Sep – Geo-Hazard training in support and coordination of BGC Engineering (planned)
– Asoj-1, Science Day Program for youth
Oct – Lecture 14
– 12 October, International Disaster Day
Nov 2nd GeoMandu 2024 (Theme: Geotechnique for Sustainable Infrastructure)
Dec Lecture 15
2025 Jan – Lecture 16
– Magh-2 National Earthquake Day
– Geotechnical Model Competition
Feb Lecture 17
Mar Lecture 18
Apr Lecture 20
May – 31st NGS Day Celebration Program
– NGS Souvenir Publish
– AGM/ New Committee selection and handover
– Executive meetings will be held at least once a month.
– The lecture program will take place either once a month or in sets of 2 lectures over a 2-month period, aligning with festivals and work schedules. The format of the lectures can be either physical or virtual. We strongly encourage individuals with expertise in geotechnical engineering, academic research findings, and relevant work experience from around the world to participate as speakers for these lectures.
– NGS members will have the opportunity to attend two training/ workshops annually, with a notification period of 15 to 30 days in advance.

Major Job Responsibilities:

  1. Guideline Preparation in coordination with the Government of Nepal and stakeholders
    • Geotechnical Building Code
    • Roadside Cut and Fill Slope Design Guideline/Manual (Standards)
    • Bridge Foundation Design
    • Guidelines/Manual (Standards)Geotechnical Testing and Soil Investigation Guideline (Standards)
    • Small Scale Economic Tunnel Design Guidelines (Standards)
  2. Formation of NGS Research Grant for Student Members
  3. Coarse book design and publishing for school-level students to make them understand Geotechnics and Geo-disaster
  4. Introduction of NGS Networking, Mentorship, e-Library, and Extreme Events Reconnaissance Program
  5. Guideline preparation for NGS member’s recommendation and participation in international conferences organized by ISSMGE and other societies/institutions.

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