Breakfast (8.00 - 9.30 am), Lunch (as per schedule) and Dinner (7 pm - 8:30 pm) will be served in the Cafeteria (refer to the campus map for location). Please carry your program badge with you during meals. Refreshments during tea/coffee breaks will be served in the foyer area of the seminar block. For the food to be served after the dinner timings, kindly request the cafeteria before hand and ask one of your friends to keep a plate aside. Also inform the cafeteria in case you would not be taking the meal. The lower ground pantry in the academic block is open until midnight.
Water bottles will be available at the help desk for program participants. Kindly re-fill the bottle from the water dispensers available at the registration desk.
Deskspace for program participants is arranged in the Nambu meeting room in the seminar block.
Important Telephone numbers:
Reception: +91 80 4653 6000
Security Block: +91 80 4653 6100
First Aid Centre: +91 80 4653 6102
Sapatagiri Institute of Medical Sciences
Columbia Asia Hospital Yeshwanthpur, Hebbal
Karnataka Tourism: +91 80 2221 2901
Airport (Enquiries): +91 9343300300 (AKBAR TRAVELS)
India Travel House: +91 9880095456 / +91 80 4174 9100
Jaybee Travels: +91 80 2360 2311 / 2411
Wifi password: Please contact the help desk.
There is a frequent shuttle service of the Centre which connects the campus to the IISc and NCBS. You may obtain a copy of the bus schedule from help desk/Reception.
Local participants from IISc/NCBS/RRI/JNCASR may take the ICTS shuttle starting from IISc or NCBS. If a separate program shuttle is arranged, the schedule will be put up on the notice board outside the lecture hall and conveyed to the participants separately.
The ICTS campus is equipped with a first aid centre. It functions as the primary health centre. It offers outpatient consultation services with a small pharmacy with general medicines given against the doctor's advice.
Given below are the timings:
- Day time doctor - General Physician:- 10:00 - 17:00 (Monday -Friday)
- Nurse:- 10:00 - 17:00
- Night time doctor - General Physician:- 22:00 - 06:00
First Aid Centre: +91 80 4653 6102
There is a Central Bank of India ATM in the campus. Foreign currency exchange can be arranged provided we receive all the requests on one of the program days. It will take one working day to process the requests. We encourage the participants to exchange the foreign currency at the airport.
Participants can download the program schedule from the program webpage.
Basic everyday items can be purchased from the convenience shop located outside ICTS campus. Please contact help desk for more information.
You may borrow a cycle to explore the surroundings of the ICTS campus or walk in the neighbourhood. It is advised to do so in groups. Please contact the security officer in the security block for the cycle. Do not forget to collect your helmet and cycling route map. Please note that as ICTS is located in the outskirts, exploring the surroundings after sunset is not considered safe.
Coordinates for easy navigation:
- You may borrow a cycle to explore the surroundings of the ICTS campus. It is advised to do so in groups. Please contact the security officer in the security block near the main entrance gate, for the cycle.
- Please collect your helmet and cycling route map. Do not leave your cycle unattended.
- Be cautious of animals including snakes, especially during evenings.
- In case of any emergency, please call the security block at +91 80 4653 6100.
As ICTS is located in the outskirts, exploring the surroundings after sunset is not considered safe.
Getting around the city - Visit Bangalore
For your travel within the city, you can choose to take shuttles from ICTS to IISc or NCBS as per your convenience and then take post-paid taxi services from there. The taxi operators will have basic air conditioned cars, all equipped with tracking devices to ensure safety and transparency.
Some of the taxi services are listed below :
A suggested list of interesting restaurants around IISc campus, Bangalore can be downloaded from here.
Buzz in Bangalore during the program days:
About the City:
Bangalore is a major city in southern India and the capital of the state of Karnataka. The city is a major scientific centre in India, and hosts several scientific institutions of national and international importance.
The city is also known for its uniformly pleasant weather.
The city is within driving distance of several centres of historical and cultural importance, including Hoysala Temples (Belur, Halebidu and Sharavanbelagola). Bangalore is about 140 km from Mysore which was the capital city of several more recent ruling dynasties, including Tipu Sultan who mounted one of the early resistances against the British in India. Mysore also hosts the important Sringeri Sarada Peetha which was established during the Hindu reform of the 8th CE. Somanathpura is one of the finest and most complete examples of Hoysala architecture and is on the way to Mysore city. Other interesting places to visit are Hampi (approximately 350 km from ICTS), Wonderla , Mekedaatu.