General Information


The host Institute for the IWPSD 2011 Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur is one of the premier institutions established by the Government of India. The aim of the Institute is to provide meaningful education, to conduct original research of the highest standard and to provide leadership in technological innovation for the industrial growth of the country.IIT Kanpur is located on the Grand Trunk Road, 15 km west of Kanpur City and measures close to 420 hectares. read more

IIT Kanpur  looks forward to welcome you.

Climate & Time

The temperature in December varies between 8-20 degree Celsius. Suitable woolen clothing is recommended. Indian Standard Time is 5.30 hours ahead of GMT.

Transport & Communications

Kanpur is well connected by Rail, Road and Air. Please see How to Reach Venue for details.

Travel Documents: VISA Requirement

In addition to a valid passport, all visitors require a visa which may be obtained from the Indian Embassy/High Commission/Consulate in the country of the visitor. “Visa on arrival” is not granted in India and passengers not having a valid visa are liable to be deported. For obtaining visa, if you need invitation letter for Conference/Exhibition, please write to Chairman, IWPSD 2011 well in advance. Multiple entry visa will be required for re-entering India, after a visit to neighbouring countries like Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh or Nepal. There are no restrictions on the amount of foreign currency or traveller cheques a tourist may bring into India provided he makes a declaration in the Currency Declaration Form given to him on arrival.

Restrictions on Export Articles

Export of all wild animals indigenous to the country and articles made from such listed animals like skins, pelts, furs, ivory, rhino horns, trophies etc. are not allowed.


Delegates are advised to take adequate personal insurance and cover for personal travel, baggage, accident or illness. The Organisers will not be liable for any personal accidents or loss/damage of private belongings of delegates during the Conference/Exhibition.