(10-12 FEB 2017)

IIT Kanpur


Q1. I want to participate - by presenting my views at the conference
Q2. I want to participate - by sending a paper for publication

We are happy to welcome your participation in this conference. It has been called for those who feel the need for VE and are making or want to make effort for humanising education.

Participants can take part actively & constructively in the speaker-led-discussions and panel-discussions so that they leave with concrete plans & specific action items, which can be reviewed in the next conference.

We warmly acknowledge the "historical" efforts which made a difference, and allowed all of us to reach where we are today. Multiple approaches, in this case, are complementary and allow us to reach a larger number of students and hence must be discussed. In a short workshop it is difficult to find time for every approach, particularly those that are “yet to be tried on a large scale”.

The three basic criteria for inclusion are:
1. The effort should satisfy the 4-point guidelines (universal, rational, verifiable and leading to harmony)
2. The effort should have been tried in education concretely and not just be based on theoretical arguments alone
3. The effort should be proliferating, from institution to another, in a natural manner

While this conference is not designed as a debate or paper presentations, you may like to share your views by email. Please use the criteria, above, as a guideline.

Goals of this conference
1. To help participants to recognise the need of Universal Human Values
2. To help participants to learn about the efforts in this area
3. To discuss how we can make collaborative efforts

Best wishes – we look forward to a very active participation, leading to concrete commitment from you.

Q3. Will the organiser pay for my travel?

We are happy to welcome your participation in this conference. It has been called for those who feel the need for VE and are making or want to make effort for humanising education.

We are keeping the conference free from participant registration fees, honorarium to any of the resource persons or to volunteers.

We are making arrangements for local hospitality (pickup & drop to nearest railway station/bus stop/airport, local transport, simple boarding & lodging and the conference facility).

Participants need to contribute by making their own arrangements for travel. We can help by providing you with documents to help you obtain an Indian visa.

Q4. How to reach the Venue?

Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur is situated at located on Delhi-Kolkata GT Road . The nearest railway station is Kanpur Central (16 kms) and the nearest airport is in Lucknow (90 kms). When travelling by public transport (like train, bus or taxi), please ask for ‘IIT-Kanpur’.

From Kanpur Central Railway Station: It is located on the Delhi-Kolkata train route and all major trains between these cities usually pass through Kanpur. IIT Kanpur is located at a distance of about 16 kilometers from the Kanpur Central Railway Station. It is possible to hire taxis (about Rs. 350) and autorickshaws (about Rs.220) to IITK from the station. It takes about 45 minutes to drive from Kanpur Central railway station to IIT Kanpur.

From Lucknow Airport Participants coming to Kanpur by air are strongly recommended to fly into Lucknow Airport. Lucknow airport is located about 90 kms from IIT Kanpur. You can hire taxis at the airport. The typical cost will be between Rs. 1600 and Rs. 2200, depending on the vehicle used. Charges for Air-conditioned taxi is only Rs. 100/- to 200/- extra.

From Kanpur Airport: Kanpur Airport has connecting flights to major metro cities like Kolkata/New Delhi on a daily basis. Kanpur airport is located about 25 km away from the IIT campus. Upon arrival, participants can avail taxi services.


Most international flights arrive in New Delhi. From where you can choose
1. Transit domestic flight to Lucknow & follow the directions From Lucknow Airport.
2. Trains from Delhi to Kanpur & follow the directions From Kanpur Central Railway Station.

Rail travel: Another option is to travel to Delhi by Air followed by rail travel to Kanpur (CNB) Railway station. The railway station is at a distance of about 15 km from the IITK campus. Public transports such as auto-rickshaw (about Rs. 220) and taxi (about Rs. 350) from the station are available. Interested participants are advised to make railway reservation well in advance. A few Good trains from New Delhi to Kanpur Central are:

Train No. Train Name Dep.Time Arr.Time Days Of Run
M T  W  T  F  S  S
12004LUCKNOW SHTBDI06:1011:20Y  Y  Y  Y  Y  Y Y
12424DIBRUGARH RAJDHANI13:5518:34Y Y  Y  Y  Y  Y Y
12034KANPUR SHATABDI 15:5020:50Y  Y  Y  Y  Y  Y N
12440RANCHI RAJDHANI16:0521:00Y N  N  N  Y  N N
12454RANCHI RAJDHANI16:0521:00N N  Y N  N  Y N
12314SEALDAH RJDHANI16:2521:20Y  Y  Y  Y  Y  Y Y
12306KOLKATA RJDHNI16:5521:38N N  N  N  Y N  N
12302KOLKATA RJDHNI16:5521:38Y  Y  Y  Y  N  Y Y
22812BUBNESWR RJDHNI17:0521:48Y N  N N  Y  N Y
22824BUBNESWR RJDHNI17:0521:48N Y  Y Y  N  Y N
12310PATNA RAJDHANI17:1521:58Y  Y  Y  Y  Y  Y Y

Travelling plans can be made as per your convenience. www.makemytrip.com can be visited for flights booking. For trains booking www.irctc.co.in can be visited. More detail can be seen from the http://www.erail.in, http://www.indianrailinfo.com, etc.

We look forward to seeing you at Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur – please feel free to contact us if you need any further information or assistance!

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Organising Partners
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