Accommodation and Visa Information

Kolkata is a popular tourist destination and is the chief metropolitan city in Eastern India. As such, visitors get a very wide range of choices when it comes to accommodation. You could try a search on the hotel booking websites to check out the options. If you have any queries regarding the location or other issues, please feel free to contact us.

The university can get discounted rates at the following places:

1. Taj Bengal Kolkata (5*)
Address: 34B, Belvedere Road, Alipore, Kolkata, West Bengal 700027.

2. The Peerless Inn Kolkata
Address: 12, Jawaharlal Nehru Road, Esplanade, Dharmatala, Taltala, Kolkata, West
Bengal 700013.
Note: This booking includes one standard meal. Peerless Inn is close to the venue and right next to an underground station. The closest underground railway station to Presidency University is Central, which is two stations away.

3. Regenta Orkos Kolkata
Address: 621, Prantik Pally Rd, Ravindra Pally, Kasba, Kolkata, West Bengal
700107. Website:
Note: This booking includes one standard meal.

4. Bhagirathi Guest House (S. N. Bose National Centre for Basic Sciences)
Address: Satyendra Nath Bose National Centre for Basic Sciences
Block-JD, Sector-III, Salt Lake, Kolkata-700 106.
Note: The guesthouses are for students only. Others can book suites here. In the suites
one standard meal is included.

Peerless Inn is fairly close to the venue and while the others are in Central Kolkata and Salt Lake, which are slightly further away.

If you wish to book accommodation at any of these places, you will need to let us know the dates of your stay and also email us your registration payment slip at We will inform the hotel and block the dates in your name. You can then book for those dates at the discounted price on your own. Please let us know by September 30.

Visa Information

We recommend that all visitors from outside India apply for their visa as soon as possible. The e-visa is the quickest and easiest means of applying. Please check the e-visa application procedures at the Government of India website for e-visas. Please check whether you are eligible for an e-visa before applying. Citizens of South Korea and Japan can avail a visa-on-arrival at Kolkata airport and other major Indian airports (please check the Govt. of India website Anyone who is unable to apply for an e-visa, please check the for alternate options.

If you need a letter of invitation please write to Dr Souvik Mukherjee, the conference convener, at