For International participants

  • Visa: Please ensure that you have a valid visa for your trip to India. You may contact the office (Academic/ Program) for further details.
  • Vaccinations: Check with your doctor whether you need any!
  • Medical Insurance: Check for appropriate medical insurance.


Accommodation will be provided at the ICTS guesthouse (Phone number: +91 80 4653 6400)

Please note that ICTS is on the outskirts of the Bengaluru city. ICTS campus coordinates are available here.

Local transport

  • By train/ bus: Visitors arriving by train / bus may arrive at the IISc campus (opposite JRD Tata Memorial Library - in the parking lot: coordinates. Please visit - How to reach IISc. There is a frequent shuttle service of the Centre which connects the campus to the IISc, NCBS and RRI. The schedule is available here.
  • By air: Visitors arriving at the Bengaluru International Airport (also referred to as Kempegowda International Airport) may contact M/s. Akbar Travels Desk at the airport upon arrival and inform them you have  to visit ICTS. They will arrange a cab for you, for which you need to pay about INR 1600 (~ USD 25) when you reach ICTS. Alternatively, you can board the KIAS bus from airport (schedule) and get down at Mekhri circle and reach IISc which is about three kilometers, and then you can board the ICTS shuttle which runs between IISC and ICTS. Contact us on +91 80 4653 6000/6100 if you face any difficulties.
  • Please keep a copy of your travel tickets and boarding passes in case you are eligible for reimbursement from ICTS and contact the Academic / program office once you are on campus.

The Academic / program office will share the logistic information before your arrival.  Please contact the respective office in case you need any help (+91 80 4653 6000).

ICTS facilities

Internet access

ICTS has wifi connectivity all over the campus. Please contact the visitor’s office after your arrival.

Canteen timings (on all days)


7.15 hrs to 10.00 hrs


12.45 hrs. to 14.00 hrs

Evening tea

15.30 hrs to 16.30 hrs


19.00 hrs to 21.00 hrs

Note: 7:15 to 8:00 hrs: Basic breakfast with cereals, milk, tea, coffee, bread & boiled eggs.

Lower Ground Floor Cafeteria (Academic Block)

Sunday- Saturday

8.00 am-12 pm

Academic Block Pantry

Self service and cash payment on below rates:

Black tea: 5 Rs

100 ml (1 full paper cup) black coffee: 6 Rs

Bru coffee 1 small spoon: 6 Rs

green tea/lemon tea: 9 Rs

50 ml (half of paper cup) goodlife milk: 3 Rs

Half scoop Nestle milk powder: 3 Rs

Sugar 1-2 cubes: 1Rs

Snacks Vending Machine

A snack vending machine is installed at Indus guest House pantry with delicious snacks and beverages. All products are sold on MRP and the price range is between Rs. 10 and Rs. 100.

The machine accepts Rs. 10, Rs. 20 and Rs. 50  cash notes only and not the coins. It does not give change.

Important contact numbers

ICTS Reception

 +91 80 4653 6000

Main Security

 +91 80 4653 6100

Electrical Help

 +91 80 4653 6200

IT Help

 +91 80 4653 6300

Guest House

 +91 80 4653 6400

Medical Centre

 +91 80 4653 6102


Nearest Hospitals:

Travel Help:

  • Airport (Enquiries): +91 9343300300 (AKBAR TRAVELS)
  • India Travel House: +91 9880095456 / +91 80 4174 9100
  • Jaybee Travels: +91 80 2360 2311 / 2411

Karnataka Tourism: +918022212901

ICTS Campus Map

Campus Map


Other facilities at ICTS

  • There is a Central Bank of India ATM in the campus near the canteen.
  • ICTS will help you to exchange foreign currency. Please contact the main reception / academic office for more details.


First Aid Centre

  • 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 (Mon-Fri)
    • Nurse-10:00-17:00
    • Night time doctor- General Physician: 22:00-06:00​


Child Care Facility (CCF)

  • ICTS CCF is a modern day-care centre for ICTS employees' and official visitors' children (infants, toddlers and school-going) in the age group of 6 months to 12 years.
  • For more details click here



  • You may borrow a bicycle to explore the surroundings of the ICTS campus. Please contact the security officer in the security block near the main entrance gate for this.

  • Please collect your helmet and cycling route map.

  • Do not leave your bicycle 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.

  • Coordinates for easy navigation:

  • ICTS campus coordinates, IISc coordinates, Hessarghatta Lake coordinates


Movie club:
The movie club screen a movie once a week (mostly Thursday/ Friday) around 8 pm in Madhava Hall. The movie selected is mostly based on the suggestions made in a Google document we share in the group, and the conveners' choices. The movie club periodically sends an invitation link to all ICTS members to join google group (movie-club @ icts . res . in). If you want your email to be listed in the mailing list and be notified about the Movie Club activities, please fill up this form.

For other facilities please click here

ICTS Activities

ICTS organizes events regularly at its campus.  Please click the below links for the respective event:

ICTS in Social Media

About Bangalore

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 rule 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 in on the way to Mysore city. Other interesting places to visit are Hampi (approximately 350 km from ICTS), Wonderla, Mekedaatu


Weather in Bangalore is generally pleasant. Please click here for details.

Getting around the City -Visit


For your travel within the city, you can choose to take shuttles from ICTS to IISc, NCBS or JNCASR 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.  You may also visit ZOMATO, BURRP

Buzz in Bangalore during the program days:

For events planned in the various locations of Bangalore, you may Google search :