Indian Geotechnical Society Bengaluru Chapter has a long history of having started as The Mysore Centre of Soil Mechanics and Foundation Engineering at UVCE, Bengaluru University in 1964. With advent of time, the above Centre was renamed as Karnataka Geotechnical Centre (KGC) Bengaluru and became a local chapter of Indian Geotechnical Society (IGS). The Chapter earned great recognition in the field of Geotechnical Engineering nurtured by the outstanding commitment to the society and profession by several of its esteemed members. Several members of the Chapter have served the national body (IGS) as presidents and executive committee members and delivered IGS annual lectures. IGS Bengaluru Chapter hosted the Asian Regional Conference (ARC) in 1975 and Indian Geotechnical conferences (IGC) in 1961, 1975, 1987, 1995 and 2008, Asian International Young Geotechnical Engineers Conference (AYGEC) 2008, International Seminar on Forensic Geotechnical Engineering in 2013, International Conference on Soil and Environment and International Conference on Forensic Geotechnical Engineering in 2016. The Chapter organizes B.K. Ramiah Memorial Lecture annually as a mark of respect to its founder. The Chapter also holds T.S. Nagaraj Memorial Lecture biannually and many other technical activities.