Dr. Ashim Kanti Dey is currently a professor at the Department of Civil Engineering, National Institute of Technology Silchar, Assam. He obtained his B.E. from REC Silchar under Gauhati University, M.C.E. from Jadavpur University and Ph.D. from Indian Institute of Technology Madras, Chennai. His research interests include soil characterization, ground improvement techniques, geo-environmental engineering and geotechnical earthquake engineering. He has published 25 papers in respected national and international journals and more than 60 papers in national and international conferences. Dr. Dey is a recipient of Gold Medal in Bachelor of Engineering. He has received IGS- Geotechnical Biennial Award for the Best Paper on " Innovations in Field Exploration" in 2000, IGS-Shri M.S. Jain Biennial Award 2015 for the best paper on "Innovations in Piling and Other Foundation Construction Techniques" in 2015, IRC - Maharashtra PWD Award 2015 for the best paper on "Construction" in 2015. Dr. Jagat Jyoti Mandal is at the Department of Civil Engineering of National Institute of Technical Teachers' Training and Research (NITTTR), Kolkata, as a faculty member since 2008. After graduating with Honours in Civil Engineering from IIT Kharagpur, he obtained his M.Tech in Civil Engineering (with Specialization in Soil Mechanics and Foundation Engineering) and Ph.D in Civil Engineering from IIT Kharagpur. He has taught various subjects of Civil Engineering at Graduate and Post-Graduate level at various institutes for the past 30 years. He has published more than 20 articles in international and national journals and conference proceedings. His research interests include numerical geo-technique, soil and structural dynamics and their applications in earthquake engineering, ground improvement techniques. He has conducted short-term training programmes on various topics including Geotechnical Investigation and Testing, Analysis and Design of Foundations, Ground Improvement Techniques, Testing of Civil Engineering Materials, Introductory Courses on Applications of FEM in Civil Engineering, introductory courses on Soil and Structural dynamics, Design of Reinforced Concrete structural Elements etc. Dr. Bappaditya Manna is currently an Associate Professor at the Department of Civil Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology Delhi, New Delhi. He obtained his B.E. from Bengal Engineering College (Deemed University), Shibpur; M.Tech. from Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur; and Ph.D. from the Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur. His major areas of research interests include pile foundations under machine induced vibrations, block foundation, stability of unreinforced and reinforced slopes, and analysis of dam foundation on jointed rock mass. He has published 25 papers in respected international journals and more than 50 papers in national and international conferences. Dr. Manna received the IGS-Guwahati Chapter Young Geotechnical Engineer (YGE) Award 2014, IEI Young Engineers Award 2012 - 2013, ISTE-SGSITS National Award 2012 - 2013, DAAD Fellowship 2012, DAE Research Award for Young Scientists 2012, DST Young Scientist Award 2011, Outstanding Young Faculty Fellow in the Area of Engineering for the Year 2011, Endeavour Research Fellowship - 2010. He already guided 5 Ph.D. students and 25 M.Tech. students. Dr. Manna is also a reviewer of more than 10 international journals.