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FREE Student Membership
As a student, you can become a DFI member for free* and benefit from all the opportunities DFI offers. Student Individual Membership is allowed for students enrolled in a deep foundations related curriculum/master's in Geotechnical Engineering* for up to two years or until course duration and who provide a copy of their college ID with submission of their application.
Future Leader Program
DFII is in the process of implementing several mentorship programs to all Indian students with specific interest in the geotechnical field.
Student Chapters and outreach programs are being organized for university engineering students with specific interests in geotechnical, soil mechanics and foundation engineering curriculums. Student chapters allow student members to participate in improvement of the planning, design, and construction aspects of deep foundations and deep excavations.
DFI is currently in touch with colleges in different regions to encourage students to establish student chapters. DFI of India members serve as chapter liaisons to facilitate and promote DFI interaction with university students.
Student Paper Competition
DFI and the DFI Educational Trust hold an annual Student Paper Competition in conjunction with DFI's Annual Conference each fall. The competition is open to graduate and undergraduate students of engineering and construction worldwide.
DFI of India encourages students to also participate in the paper competition during DFI India Annual Conferences and regional competitions conducted periodically. The winner and runner of the competition will be invited to attend the conference by waiving of the registration charges. These awardees, along with other students who participated in the paper competition, will have opportunities to benefit from internship programs in leading organizations.
*Professionals who are pursuing Ph.D. and master's programs on part-time basis are not eligible for free student membership.
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