The following papers by the faculty and former research scholars of the Department of Civil Engineering have been awarded the Best Paper Awards at the Indian Geotechnical Conference held during December 18-20, 2014 at Kakinada :

1. The paper entitled "Influence of Rock Socketing on the Lateral Response of Single Pile’ by Prof. K. Rajagopal and S.Karthigeyan (former doctoral scholar) won the IGS-Chennai Chapter Biannual Prize for the Best Paper on ‘Deep Foundation / Retaining Structures" for the years 2012-2013

2. The paper entitled ‘Improvement of Soft Clays by Combined Vacuum Consolidation and Geosynthetic Encased Stone Column’ by Prof. K. Rajagopal, Prof. R. G. Robinson and S. Ganesh Kumar (former doctoral scholar) won  the IGS-MD Desai Memorial YGE award for the Best paper on Geosynthetics and Natural Fibres for the year 2014