Hyderabad is a major city of India with an estimated population of about 9 million. It was the capital city of Andhra Pradesh state from 1956 to 2014, and with the creation of Telangana state, it became the capital of Telangana. Hyderabad is located on the Musi River in the heart of the Telangana Plateau, a major upland region of the Deccan (peninsular India). The climate in Hyderabad is warm to hot and monsoonal (i.e., marked by wet and dry periods), with moderate annual precipitation. Most rain falls during the wet monsoon months of June to October. Hyderabad has become the hub of trade and commerce and an International Centre for Information Technology (IT). Pharmaceuticals, jewellery, and textiles are among the main items which are manufactured in Hyderabad. Service activities have expanded dramatically, especially those associated with IT, so that they have come to constitute the lion’s share of the city’s economy.
Hyderabad has an international airport (Rajiv Gandhi International Airport) which is connected with some important international destinations and a number of Indian cities. From the Rajiv Gandhi International Airport take a taxi or ride-hailing service (such as Uber or Ola) to the University. The ride will take around one hour to one and a half hours, depending on the traffic conditions with an approximate rate of ₹1200/- to ₹1500/-. Alternatively, the delegates can take the AC-bus service provided by TSRTC (named Airport Pushpak Bus) to Gachibowli Fly-Over, and then catch a local bus.
(Bus No. 216), or an auto rickshaw/taxi to reach the university (Main Gate). The Pushpak bus timings are very convenient as it provides round-the-clock-service with an approximate cost of ₹ 250/. The Pushpak Bus tickets can be purchased inside the bus itself. It is the only AC-Bus service in Hyderabad, and is safe, secure and convenient.
The city is also well connected by train with all the major cities of India. Participants arriving by train can get down at the Secunderabad or Kachigurda/ Nampally railway stations. From these stations, you can take a taxi or ride-hailing service (such as Uber or Ola) to the University which is about 25kms away.It will take around 45 minutes to 1 hour, depending on traffic conditions.
The local train (MMTS) facility is also available in all these railway stations at almost every 30 minutes. Those who want to travel by MMTS, can take the MMTS to reach Lingampalli railway station, and from there take a local bus (Bus No. 216) or taxi or autorickshaw to the University, which will hardly take 10 - 15 minutes.
Those who want to travel by metro rail, can take the Blue Line metro from Secunderabad to Raidurg, and then take an autorickshaw or taxi (approx. Cost ₹ 100 to ₹ 150) to the University, which will hardly take 10 - 15 minutes to reach.
Participants coming by Bus from the neighbouring states can get down either at Mehdipatnam, Lingampalli or Gachibowli. Take local bus (Bus No. 216), taxi or autorickshaw to reach the University of Hyderabad.
The delegates will be accommodated both within the University and in places adjacent to the Conference Venue/University. After the completion of registration, the information on accommodation of the delegates will be communicated to them in advance.
|Free crèche facilities will be provided during the days of the Conference with full-time day-care staff (9 am to 6 pm). Those who need the crèche facility should inform the organizers during registration process of the conference.
The March-end is a warm month in Hyderabad, with an average temperature fluctuating between 25°C (76°F) and 35°C (100°F).