CRITICAL INFORMATION

 

Dates to Remember

Dates of the Conference: 24th26th November 2016

Preconference Event: 23rd November 2016

Last date of registration: 30th October 2016

 

Timings of the Conference

 

The Conference will start at 9.30 am on 24th November 2016 and will conclude by 2 pm on 26th November 2016. Delegates are advised to reach Guwahati a day prior to the Conference and schedule their departure for the evening of 26th November 2016 or the morning of 27th November 2016. A preConference event is also being planned for 23rd November 2016 (between 2 pm and 7 pm). Those who would like to attend the PreConference event should reach the Conference venue by the noon on 23rd November 2016.

 

Conference Registration Fees

The Conference is a residential one and the registration fee is Rs. 3000/ for the ISLE Members. For spouse/accompanying person the registration fee is Rs. 2000/- (children above the age of 5 years need to be registered & the family will be given a single room) and the organizers will make the boarding and lodging arrangements for the participants and delegates from the Evening of 23rd November 2016 to Morning of 27th November 2016 i.e. 4 nights and 3 days only. It should be noted that the accommodation will be a modest one and in many cases particularly for young colleagues, accommodation will be on sharing basis. There are several good and budget hotels available in Guwahati for those who want to make arrangement of accommodation of their own choice. The organizers will be happy to facilitate it.

Conference Registration Fees Structure*

Category

ISLE Member

Spouse/ Accompanying Person

India (Rs)

3000

2000

Developing Countries (US $)

120

100

Other Countries (US $)

225

175

* This does not include the ISLE membership fees which need to pay separately.

** 50% Concessions on registration are available to Research Scholars.

 

Apart from modest boarding and lodging, registration will entitle the participants to access the conference materials (soft copies of the papers and hard copies of the Book of Abstracts and other lectures and keynote papers) as well as a conference kit.

 

Registration Process

 

Completed registration form along with a demand draft (DD) drawn in favour of 58th ANNUAL CONFERENCE OF THE INDIAN SOCIETY OF LABOUR ECONOMICS, payable at GUWAHATI, should be sent by 30th October 2016 to the Local Organising Secretary:

 

Dr. Rajshree Bedamatta

Department of Humanities and Social Sciences

IIT Guwahati, Guwahati, Assam-781036

 

Registration can also been done by mailing a soft copy of the filled Registration-form and the DD to: 58isle.iitg@gmail.com followed by sending the original hard copies (along with DD) to the above address.

 

In case of online transfer of the conference registration fees, prospective participants are required to mail the soft copy of the filled Registration-form along with the receipt of the NEFT transfer to: 58isle.iitg@gmail.com

 

Details for ONLINE / NEFT transfer of registration fees:

 

Account Name : 58th ANNUAL CONFERENCE OF THE INDIAN SOCIETY OF LABOUR ECONOMICS

Account Number : 8652101028930

Bank Name & Branch : CANARA BANK, Indian Institute of Technology, North Guwahati, Guwahati, Assam

IFSC Code : CNRB0008652

MICR Code : 781015008

 

 

The prospective participants are requested to adhere to the time line of the registration. After this deadline, it will become very difficult for the organizers to arrange accommodation. In any case, onthespot registration will be only for the local participants.

 

 

How to Reach IIT Guwahati

 

By Train

 

The city of Guwahati and the northeastern region falls under the Northeast Frontier Railway (NFR) Zone of the Indian Railways. The Guwahati station, located in Paltan Bazaar area of Guwahati, is the major railway station of the city. There are three more railway stations in the city - the Kamakhya station for passenger and goods services, the New Guwahati Junction (near Noonmati) for only freight services and Azara Railway Station, also primarily used for freight services. There are regular trains connecting Guwahati Station to and from other major cities of the country. Rajdhani Express, Poorvottar Sampark Kranti Express, Brahmaputra Express, Kamrup Express, Northeast Express, Saraighat Express and Garib Rath are some significant trains running to and from Guwahati. The train with the longest route in India, Vivek Express, which runs from Dibrugarh in Upper Assam to Kanyakumari in southern tip of India passes through Guwahati Junction.

 

By Air

Guwahati city is well connected with the rest of the country by air. Guwahati is served by the Lokpriya Gopinath Bordoloi International Airport, situated at Borjhar, about 20 km (12 mi) west from the heart of the city. With all major domestic airlines flying into Guwahati, it is the ninth busiest airport in India in terms of traffic.

 

By Road

The length of surfaced roads within the city is 218 km. National Highway 31 connects Guwahati with the states of Bihar, Jharkhand and West Bengal. National Highway 37 traverses the entire length of Assam and connects Guwahati with almost all the major cities of Assam.

 

Logistics

All Delegates/Participants are requested to check in at the assigned accommodation around evening of 23rd November 2016 and checkout on or before morning of 27th November 2016 and in any case before the afternoon of 27th November 2016. Those who want to stay beyond that will have to bear the costs (accommodation and meals) of their stay on their own. The arrangements for meals will be made from the morning of 24th November 2016 to the dinner time of 26th November 2016.

 

Local Arrangements

The local organizers will arrange for pickup from the Airport/Railway Station/ISBT Bus Terminal at Guwahati. Conference Volunteers will be present at all the three locations with ISLE Placards. On arrival at the Airport/Railway Station/ISBT Bus Terminal, the delegates should look out for ISLE representatives with ISLE placard who will provide further assistance. The prospective delegates/participants are requested to send in advance their travel plans along with their registration form (enclosed) / mail to: 58isle.iitg@gmail.com

 

Communication

Both prepaid and postpaid cell phone connections work in Assam. For any assistance contact ISLE volunteers.

 

Transport and Sight Seeing

From Airport Pre-paid taxis are available. Also, Guwahati has a good network of radio taxis. Uber Cab and Ola Cab are available in the city. Besides, cabs can be pre-booked via Prime Cab (0361-222 2233) and My Taxi (0361-222 8888) for both within and outside city tours at reasonable rates. One can also choose city buses to travel within the city. IIT Guwahati also has regular bus services from the campus to the city. Auto in Guwahati is little expensive.

 

Guwahati is good for site seeing and tourism as it connects to most of the tourist places in the North East. In and around Guwahati Kamakhya, Umananda and Basistha are well-known religious-cum-historical places. Pabitara wild-life sanctuary known for birding is very close to the city. One can also reach Kaziranga easily from Guwahati which is just about four and half hours drive towards east. Manas is again some four hours drive towards west. November is a peak tourist season in Assam and therefore, those willing to visit Kaziranga and Manas are advised to plan in advance. Those wish to visit hill stations, Shillong is another popular destination which is just 100 km away from Guwahati. Though a little far, one can also plan to visit Bomdila, Tawang and other places in Arunachal Pradesh. An intercity express runs every night from Guwahati to Itanagar, the capital of Arunachal Pradesh. For hassle free site seeing and tourism services, please check: Abhisarika Holidays Guwahati

Note : We will update about the receipts of Registration form, DDs etc. through mail soon. We will also communicate further for any assistance required for your participation.