A Memorandum of Understanding was made on 23rd July 2014, between Association of Piling Specialists, Kochi and Albertian Institute of Science and Technology, Kalamassery with an objective to promote professional and academic interaction in the field of Geotechnical Engineering in general and piling activities in particular. The MoU was signed by Sri. Martin Kuruvila, Chairman, APS Kochi with Rev. Dr. Clement Valluvassery, Manager, AISAT, in the presence of Sri. B. Chandramohan, Secretary, APS and Prof. Dr. Babu T. Jose, Director, AISAT as witnesses. Dr. Anil Joseph, National EC Member of IGS, felicitated the gathering. Prof. Dr. K.E. George, Principal, AISAT, delivered the words of gratitude. Heads of various departments, faculty members and students were present for this momentous event.