Advanced School on
Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay
3-13 July, 2007
HOW TO REACH IIT MUMBAI
From CST Station (formerly known as VT Station)
Take a train to Vikhroli. Come out on the west. If you stand with your face in the direction of travel (& back towards CST station) then you have to come out on the left. From there an auto to IIT would cost you somewhere between Rs. 20-25. A taxi from CST Station would cost you somewhere between Rs. 300-350.
From Dadar Station
You can take a train to Vikhroli (see above). A taxi would cost around Rs. 200-250 from Dadar Station.
From Mumbai Central Station
Take a train to Vikhroli. However, there are no direct trains from here to Vikhroli. Take a train to Dadar station, cross over from Dadar (Western Railway) to Dadar (Central Railway) and continue to Vikhroli. A taxi would cost Rs. 250-300 from Bombay Central Station.
Please enter IIT from the Main Gate and follow the straight road. Please read the road signs or ask the security personnel at the Main Gate to guide you.
Please check the web page to know where you will stay. If you are to stay in the Staff Hostel, first go to the Main Guest House, retaining your taxi or auto rickshaw, collect room keys, and then continue to the Staff Hostel. There is no reception desk at the Staff Hostel.
Average rainfall in Mumbai in July is 647 mm or 25.5 in. Last week we had over 250 mm of rain in 24 hours. Average temperature in Mumbai in July is 25 to 29 Celsius. PLEASE CARRY AN UMBRELLA OR OTHER RAIN GEAR.
The Lectures will be held in the IRCC Institute auditorium inside the IIT campus.
Registration will start on July 3 at 08:30 hours at the IRCC Institute auditorium. It is in the same building where we have the school of Management.
The lecture hall is equipped with wireless internet. Details of how to connect to the World Wide Web will be given in the inaugural session.
For those who do not have a laptop, some facility to check e-mail would be available in the Physics Department, second floor.
All the meals (breakfast, lunch, dinner) are to be taken in the Institute Main Guest House. The meals would be served beginning July 3 breakfast. If you arrive on July 2, take an auto (Rs. 10) to Hiranandani Gardens. There are all kinds of restaurants there --- from Pav Bhaji to Pizzas & Pasta, from fancy Mughlai to Chinese & Thai.
THOSE STAYING IN STUDENTS' HOSTELS ARE ADVISED TO CARRY A MOSQUITO REPELLENT WITH THEM.
IN CASE YOU ARE TOTALLY LOST
You can contact Prof. Raghava Varma mobile: 9869075722, regular (MTNL) phone: 25721462, IIT internal phone: 8582.