Address for correspondence

The Secretariat, ACODS-2012
C/O Prof. R. Padhi (General Chair)
Department of Aerospace Engineering,
Indian Institute of Science,
Bangalore 560 012, India.
Phone: +91-80-22933036, 22932503
Fax: +91-80-23601279,23600134
E-mail: [email protected]


Conference Venue

J. N. Tata Auditorium
Indian Institute of Science (IISc)
Bangalore, 560 012, INDIA

How to reach the conference venue

Bangalore is well connected to several international airports, rail and road to all the metropolises, and most major cities of the country. IISc is about 35kms from the airport. One could take either a prepaid taxi, or a city taxi. The Institute is known as "Tata Institute" to the locals and is just past Mekhri circle and on the way to Yeshwantpura (one must take a right turn at Mekhri circle). Bus Service, operated by Bangalore Metropolitan Transport Corporation (BMTC), runs from the airport to various areas in Bangalore city every 15 minutes. Additional information on the airport can also be found at its official website:(

Bangalore has two major railway terminals. The Bangalore City (station code: SBC) and Yeshwantpur Junction (station code: YPR). The Bangalore city railway station is about 7 kms from IISc campus. Majestic is the central bus stand in Bangalore which is just opposite to the city railway station. Yeshwantpur railway station is about 2 kms from IISc. Taxis and autorickshaws are available from the station to IISc.

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Travel & Foreign Exchange

It is recommended that all non-Indian participants read the information about Indian immigration at Bureau of Immigration, India and take appropriate actions to comply with the immigration policies/rules. A letter of invitation may be required to apply for an Indian visa to attend the conference(s). In such situation, please contact the chair of the respective conference.

In India, INR is the only legal currency allowed in financial transactions. So, visitors are advised to carry sufficient funds in INR for basic expenses and to only transact with merchants in INR. However, many merchants in Bangalore do accept major credit cards --- Visa, MasterCard, and Ames. INR can be obtained at various foreign exchange vendors both at Bangalore International Airport (upon arrival) and within Bangalore city limits. It is advised that any participant converting foreign currency into INR should retain the transaction advice for these conversions. Similarly, it is advised to retain transaction slips for withdrawal of cash in INR from ATMs. These transaction advices and slips are required to convert any left-over INR into foreign currencies before departing from India.