Dear Applicant for the XX-SERC-THEP Main School,

I am pleased to inform you that you have been selected as a participant in the XXth SERC Main School on Theoretical High Energy Physics, to be held in I.I.T., Kanpur from December 4--24, 2004. The School will fund your train travel upto AC-III to and from Kanpur and also take care of your local hospitality. Please note that you are required to stay for the full duration of the School, i.e. 21 days, in order to be eligible for travel reimbursement.

If you travel by train, please detrain at Kanpur Central station and exit on the Cantt. side i.e. through Platform No. 1. The I.I.T. Campus is located on the Grand Trunk (GT) Road about 20 Km from the station. You will find both taxis and auto-rickshaws outside the station building. The typical fare is around Rs. 150/- for a taxi and Rs. 90/- for an auto-rickshaw. Once you reach the I.I.T. campus, ask the driver to take you inside to the hostel where your accmmodation has been fixed (we will notify you of this later). Your accomodation will be booked from 12:00 noon on 3rd December till noon on 25th December. If you plan to arrive earlier or leave later, please let me know immediately. Please bring your own lock for the hostel rooms.

All the lectures, tutorials and other events will be held inside the campus itself. There are some shops, STD booths etc., and a railway reservation counter in the campus itself, so you are unlikely to need to go out of the campus often. Kindly note that we will provide some limited facility for checking e-mail and surfing the internet, but extensive computation will not be possible. We may plan a one-day sightseeing trip to Lucknow if there are sufficient people interested. It can get quite cold in Kanpur in December (it can go as low as 3-4 degrees Celsius) so please come suitably prepared.

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With best wishes,

Yours sincerely,

Sreerup Raychaudhuri