EGCON 2023 Keynote Speaker Details


Dr. Saibal Ghosh

Deputy Director General (Geology) and Nation Mission Head-IV (Fundamental & Multi-disciplinary Geosciences) of GSI

Dr. Saibal Ghosh did his M.Sc. and M.Tech. on Applied Geology in 1991, and 1993 respectively, from the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Kharagpur. Subsequently, he completed his Ph.D. in Landslide Hazard and Risk Modeling in 2011 from the Faculty ITC, University of Twente, The Netherlands. During a nearly 3-decade-long professional career in the Geological Survey of India (GSI), Dr. Ghosh was associated with several geotechnical and landslide investigations in the Himalayas, and Northeast as a consulting engineering geologist and landslide expert.

Dr. Ghosh was instrumental in the nationwide launch and completion of the National Landslide Susceptibility Mapping (NLSM) program in 2014 and has also mentored more than 100s geoscientists for this national task. Dr. Ghosh has published so far more than 30 research articles in various national and international peer-reviewed journals and has a Google Scholar Citation of 736 as of 15.11.2023. He is also a regular reviewer of the leading international peer-reviewed journals – Natural Hazards, Engineering Geology, Geomorphology, Bull. Engg. Geol. And the Environment, Landslides, Current Science, JoEG, IJES, etc. He was the Secretary of the Indian Society of Engineering Geology (ISEG) for 2018 and 2019 which is the India National Group of the International Association of Engineering Geology and the Environment (IAEG) and was also the Convener, Science Program Subcommittee for the 36th International Geological Congress-2020. Currently, he is working as the Deputy Director General (Geology) and Nation Mission Head-IV (Fundamental & Multi-disciplinary Geosciences) of GSI with the additional charge of Dy.D.G. (Personnel & Administration), and also the Editor of ISEG for 2022-2023. He has been recently selected for the prestigious National Geoscience Award-2022 for his contribution towards natural hazards in the country.

Landslide Scenarios, Threats, and Risk Reduction Endeavours in India – A Perspective from the Nodal Agency - Keynote

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