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         The Final presentations for the AISAT -IGS Award for the best M Tech thesis in Geotechical engineering in Kerala State were held at AISAT on 28th October 2014. The selected five finalists from all over the state presented their theses before the judges for the final evaluation.

Ms A.R Sindhu won the AISAT -IGS Award, sponsored by AISAT for her M Tech thesis on ‘Prediction of Soaked CBR Value for Lateritic Soils in Central Kerala’. The award which comprised of a citation and a cash prize of Rs. 10,000/-, was presented to her by Dr. Verghese Chummar,who is a  veteran in the field of soil exploration in India,  during  an august function at the third Praphullakumar Lecture – 2014 on October 29, 2014 at Hotel Gokulam, Ernakulam which was jointly organized by Indian Geotechnical Society Kochi Chapter and APS Kochi.

           The AISAT – GRACE award for the best B Tech thesis was also presented at the same function. The ever rolling trophy presented by the Civil Engineering Department of AISAT and a cash prize of Rs. 20,000/-, was bagged by SNGCE College of Engineering. M.A College of Engineering, Kothamangalam and SCMS, Karukutty won the second and third prizes respectively. Citations were given to the project guides of the teams and the winning college was honored with a plaque and a trophy.