General Information

Expected Weather during the month of April

April marks the beginning of summer season in Delhi. The days are usually sunny and warm, with least or no rain. Sunshine is for 12 hours. High temperature is 36 °C and low of 22°C during the month. Nights are relatively cool. It is best to wear loose linen or cotton clothing, full sleeves shirts and cotton trousers. If travelling in the sun, a cap or a hat should be handy for protection against sun burns.

Medical Facilities

An on campus Medical Facility is situated within IIT Delhi. The Hospital is headed by the Head (Hospital Services) with a team of full time Medical Officers, Visiting Specialists and Para Medical staff. Facilities at the Hospital include OPD, Dental, Minor OT, Physiotherapy, Laboratory, Radio-diagnostic, ECG and Ambulance. Located next to the hospital is a 24 X 7 pharmacy. Dr. Brahm Prakash is the Head (Hospital Services) at IIT Delhi, and can be reached at Phone +91-11-2659 1539 (O).

Other leading medical facilities within a distance of 5 – 7 kms from the venue include:

All India Institute of Medical Sciences Ansari Nagar, New Delhi - 110029 Board Number : +91-11-26588500 / 26588700 Fax : +91-11-26588663 / 26588641 AIIMS Call Centre : 011-65900669

VMMC & SAFDARJANG HOSPITAL, Ansari Nagar, New Delhi EPABX: +91-11- 26165060, 26165032, 26168336 FAX: +91-11- 26163072

Sita Ram Bhartiya Institute of Science Research, B-16, Qutab Institutional Area New Delhi, 110016 Phone: +91-11- 4211 1111 Emergency: +91-11- 4211 1197

Max Smart Super Speciality Hospital, Press Enclave Road Saket 110017 New Delhi Phone: +91 11 2651 5050 Fax: +91 11 2651 0050 Appointments : +91 11 8860 444 888 Emergency Number: +91 11 4055 4055

Pushpawati Sihghania Research Institute of Liver Renal & Digestive Diseases, Press Enclave Marg, Sheikh Sarai II, New Delhi -110017. Phone + 91 -11 - 30611700 91 - + 91 -11 - 30611900 91 - 11 - 30611999, Fax: 91 - 011 - 29250548

VPS Rockland Qutab, B-33-34, Qutab Institutional Area, Katwaria Sarai. New Delhi - 110016 Phone: + 91-11-41222222

Dr Lal Path Labs, C.L.House , upper Ground Floor , 4/1-3, Aurobindo Marg, Yusuf Sarai,( Near AIIMS Gate no - 3 ) Phone: + 91-11 65577801, 65577802

Indian Spinal Injuries Centre, Sector C, Vasant Kunj, Opp. Vasant Valley School, New Delhi – 110070 Email – Contact – 011 42255225

Mahajan Imaging Centre, K18, Hauz Khas Enclave, New Delhi, Delhi 110016 Phone +91-11-43138000


If you are coming from or have recently visited Africa, South America or an area infected with Yellow Fever within five days prior to your arrival in India, proof of vaccination against Yellow Fever is required.


The voltage in India is 230 volts. You will require a voltage converter if you are carrying a device that does not accept 230 Volts. Wall sockets accept plugs with two or three round pins. Should you wish to use appliances of 110 volts, most Conference Hotels will provide adapters on request but it may be useful to carry your own for convenience. Most laptops have adapters that accept 110-240 volts, but will still need plugs of the type shown below.

Typical Indian 3-Pin and 2-Pin plugs

Local Time

Indian Standard Time (IST) is 5 hours 30 mins ahead of GMT.

Smoking Policy

All public areas are non-smoking except for specifically labelled smoking areas.

Alcohol Consumption

As a result of current legislation in the Indian states, it is generally illegal to serve alcohol in public places after 11:00 p.m. (23:00 hrs.). Therefore, as a general rule, kindly note that Absolutely No Alcoholic Beverages can be available at any bar (including those in hotels) after this cut-off time. Individuals who wish to continue to partake of alcoholic beverages after 11:00 p.m. (23:00 hrs.) may only do so via room service orders within hotels.

Import and Export Regulations

You may bring with you into India articles and gadgets for personal use – 200 cigarettes or 20 cigars or 250 gms of tobacco, and liquor and wines up to 2 litres. In case of expensive equipment which you will take back with you, it is recommended that on arrival, you declare to Customs officials your intention to take it back with you.

On your return you may take back, as accompanied baggage, souvenirs, including Indian silk, wool, handicrafts etc. without any limit, and gold and silver jewellery and handicrafts up to a value of Indian Rupees 100,000. Please note that the export of antiques and art objects more than 100 years old is restricted and that the export of wildlife products is prohibited.


The currency in India is the Rupee, which is in paper notes in denominations of 5, 10, 20, 50, 100, 500 and 2,000. We suggest that you exchange your currency only at registered Exchange counters located at the airport, hotels & banks at many other points in the city. They will issue a certificate of exchange which is required at the time of re-conversion of any unused currency. Under the Foreign Exchange Management Act 1999, it is an offence to exchange foreign currency other than through authorised money changers or banks. All major credit cards are widely accepted in hotels, restaurants and shops. There are 24 hour ATM counters spread all over the city. Banks are usually open from Monday to Friday, first and third Saturday and are closed on second and fourth Saturdays and all Sundays.

Insurance and Liability

The Organizers do not take responsibility for any individual, medical, travel or personal insurance. Participants are advised to secure their own insurance policies before departure from their countries, as required.

While every attempt is made to ensure efficient, trouble-free hospitality, including hotel accommodation, sightseeing and tours, participants are advised that no liability accrues to the Organizers in the event of any necessary modifications, including change in itineraries for tours due to delays or cancellations of flights/other exigencies beyond the Organizers' control.


In Delhi, Hindi is a commonly spoken language in addition to English.

Visa Information

All foreign Nationals except citizens of Nepal require a valid passport along with an Indian visa for admittance at their port of entry in India. Foreign nationals intending to participate in the Conference are requested to obtain an Invitation Letter from the Congress Secretariat to apply for an Indian Visa in their country of Origin. Foreign nationals should obtain their visa before booking flight tickets. Visa cost / fee is not included in the Conference registration.

The accompanying foreign national may apply for a tourist visa on arrival after confirming their eligibility at website and decide for themselves. Please review the terms and conditions, visa process, requisite documentation and applicable fee carefully before applying.

The Organising Committee can only facilitate issuance of visaby providing invitation letter and supporting documents; but cannot guarantee its issuance by overseas Indian Embassies / Consulates / High Commissions. Issuance of visa is the sole prerogative of the Visa Counselor at the respective Indian Embassies / Consulates / High Commissions.