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GSI has a stream of geoscientists specially trained in the study of rock properties and the impact of both short term and long term stress on it. The geotechnical laboratories in GSI have the capability to determine all engineering parameters in respect of soil and rock samples. Facilities for in situ tests such as Standard Penetration Test, Pressure Meter Test are also available with these labs. Service is provided to any and everybody on payment based on the schedule of charges of different tests as approved by the Ministry of Mines.

Services available

  • Laboratories can generate data on physical properties of rock, soil, coarse and fine aggregates, etc.
  • Capable to carry out tests for determining particle size, density, specific gravity, moisture content, consistency limits, shrinkage limit, free swell index, coefficient of consolidation & compressibility index and shear strength parameters(C & ?) of soils; density, specific gravity, porosity, void ratio, water absorption, strength parameters (uniaxial & tensile), shear strength parameters(C & ?) and elastic & deformational moduli of rocks; and abrasion, crushing value, impact value and slake durability index of rock aggregates.
  • Foundation studies - River valley projects, dams, barrages and power projects (pre project stage, construction stage and post project services)
  • Studies for alignment of road, railway, irrigation canals and tunnels (both pre project and construction stage services).
  • Seismicity, micro earthquake and landslide hazard studies
  • Studies on specialized problems like flood controls,and river bank erosion
  • Customized service may also be provided within the scope of the laboratories

Existing location:

    GSI, ER, Kolkata

    Additional Director General & HOD
    Eastern Region
    Geological Survey of India
    GSI Complex, Bhu Bijnan Bhavan,
    Block: DK-6, Sector-II, Salt Lake
    Kolkata-700091 West Bengal

    GSI, SR, Hyderabad

    Additional Director General & HOD
    Southern Region
    Geological Survey of India
    GSI Complex, Bandlaguda,
    Andhra Pradesh


    Additional Director General & HOD
    Western Region
    Geological Survey of India
    GSI Complex, Khanij Bhawan
    15-16, Jhalana Dungri,
    Jaipur-302004, Rajasthan


    Additional Director General & HOD
    Northern Region
    Geological Survey of India
    GSI Complex, Vasundhara
    Sector-E, Aliganj Lucknow-226024
    Uttar Pradesh
    Fax-0522- 2336079
For any feedback or issues, please write to ocbis.helpdesk@gsi.gov.in or call IP Phone 10013/10014, BSNL 033-2357-1775
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