JTG/IEEE ITSoc Summer School 2016

2016 Joint Telematics Group/IEEE Information Theory Society Summer School
on Signal Processing, Communications and Networks.
IISc Bangalore, June 27 - July 01, 2016.

Venue: Golden Jubilee Hall, Department of ECE

Where am I going to stay?

See this link. It contains a pdf file showing the names of participants that are accommodated in the respective venues (Main Guest House, CVH, Hoysala, JVH, and Akshara Regency).


Directions to IISc

From Airport:

Ask a taxi to take you to the Tata Institute (which is what IISc is locally known as). This should suffice in most cases.

If you're unlucky and the taxi driver does not know where the Tata Institute is, then give him the following directions: from Mekhri Circle, take the road (called CV Raman Road) towards Yeshwanthpur. Keep straight at the first traffic signal (at Sadashiva Nagar Traffic Police Station). About 500m beyond this signal, you'll see the gates of IISc on the right-hand side.

Accommodations are arranged at IISc Main Guest House, Centenary Visitor's House, Jawahar Visitor's House, Hoysala House, and Akshara Lodge. Barring Akshara Lodge, you can ask for directions to any accommodation spot from the IISc gate. Akshara Lodge can be reached without entering IISc. You can refer this link for the contact of Akshara Lodge.

It is recommended that you take one of the metered taxis (Ola/Meru/KSTDC/EasyCabs/MegaCabs) that are queued up outside on your left as you exit the airport terminal building. A metered taxi from the airport to IISc should cost you approximately Rs. 700 (plus possibly a 10% extra charge at night). Payment must be in cash, so make sure that you have sufficient cash (Indian Rupees) in hand when you leave the airport. Also, please be aware that you will be asked to pay a toll of Rs. 115 as you enter the highway leading to the city.

There are public buses plying between the airport and Bangalore city. You can take bus # KIA-10 from the airport bus stand (to your right as you exit the airport terminal), get down at Mekhri circle, and then catch an auto from there. The institute gate will be about 2 km from Mekhri circle.

From Railway Stations/ Bus Terminals:

IISc is quite near, and asking any taxi/auto driver to take you to Tata Institute should suffice. Try to take pre-paid taxis/ autos.

Food joints on campus

Prakruthi: Open from 7:30 am - 1:00 am.

Nesara: Open from 9:00 am - 10 pm.

Nisargha: Open from 8:00 am - 10 pm. (Sundays closed)


You can arrange taxis from IISc campus by contacting one of the following call taxi agencies.

Aishwarya Travels - +91-80-23374826 / +91-80-23647403 / +91-9341218070

Aum Travels - +91-80-41490452 / +91-9845402784

Varsha Tours and Travels - +91-80-23570029 / +91-9980873172


Malleswaram 18th cross and Yeshwantpur circle are the best places to catch an auto rickshaw. But if you're lucky, you'll find an auto at Prof. CNR Rao circle or at Circle Maramma temple. Remember that autos cost 50% more early mornings (before 6am) and at night (after 10pm).


Accommodation Charges (Tentative)

 Place of Accommodation                     
Room Category   

Charges (per day per room)

 Contact Numbers
 Single Double
 IISc Main Guest House                  A/C Rs.600 Rs.950 +91-80-22932311/2289
 IISc Main Guest House                  Non A/C Rs.450 Rs.600 +91-80-22932311/2289
 Centenary Visitor's House                  Non A/C Rs.900 --- +91-80-22933500
 Hoysala House                  Non A/C Rs.200 --- +91-80-22932535
 Jawahar Visitor's House                  Non A/C --- Rs.500 +91-80-22932499
 Akshara Regency                  Non A/C --- --- +91-80-23377746/7

General Information

Phone numbers:

Security +91-80-22932400/2225
IISc Health Centre +91-80-22932227/34
Sadashivanagar Police Station +91-80-23600358/22942589
Yeshwanthpur Police Station +91-80-22942526
Malleshwaram Police Station +91-80-22942519
MS Ramaiah Hospital +91-80-23608888
Columbia Asia Hospital +91-80-39898969

Medical Emergency:

The campus Health Centre can be used in case of medical requirements. Health centre is located closer to the Nesara Hotel (about 50-100 m) from Nesara restaurant indicated in the map. The nearest hospital outside IISc is the MS Ramaiah Hospital, located in New BEL Road.

Bank services/ATMs:

There are branches of State Bank of India and Canara Bank inside the institute campus. Four ATMs (two each of above banks) are located inside the campus. Two ATMs are located near Prakruthi, while two other ATMs are located near the Hoysala House.

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