Geotechnical engineering is a branch of civil engineering that deals with the engineering behaviour of earth materials. Geotechnical engineering laboratory of civil engineering department at IIT Palakkad is equipped to perform all the necessary tests for the characterization and determination of geotechnical properties of soils, geosynthetics etc. along with several advanced testing facilities. This information is very essential for identifying the engineering behaviour of geomaterials and designing the foundations, earth dams, embankments, pavement subgrades, slopes and waste containment systems. The geotechnical engineering laboratory at IIT Palakkad is equipped with testing facilities in par with the international standards by utilizing the state-of-the art knowledge for solving problems related to subsurface.