Eng. S. Niranjanan, from Diaz Yourman & Associates, California, USA, visited to the Faculty on 27th June 2016 and delivered a talk on an overview of typical geotechnical investigation. This was an excellent overview of how Geotechnical knowledge is used in practice. The students were very well motivated towards geotechnical subject due to the inspiration from the excellent experienced professionals such as Professor N. Ravichandran and Eng. S. Niranjanan.