Registration fees doesn't cover accommodation. However we can help with accommodation if required by the participants. We will try to accommodate a few inside campus. There are a few hotels very close to IISc campus which will give preferential rates for participants of summer-school. A detailed list of nearby hotels/PGs will be communicated to the participants.
| Place of Accommodation
Charges** (per day per room approx.)
|IISc Guest House (Hoysala)*||Non A/C||Rs.1000||---||---||+91-80-22932535||Inside IISc Campus: Map|
|M. S. Square Ladies Hostel||Non A/C, 3-sharing||---||Rs.350||Rs.300 (Three Sharing)||+91-9900869332||150m from NIAS Gate: Map||Royal View Lodge & PG (For Men)||Non A/C, 3-sharing||---||---||Rs.300 (Three Sharing)||+91-8072630316||150m from NIAS Gate: Map||Balu Regency Men's Hostel||Non A/C, 3-sharing||---||Rs.300||Rs.250 (Three Sharing)||+91-9480171894||100m from NIAS Gate: Map|
*Rooms in IISc Hoysala guest house are limited. Only single bedrooms are available and these will be alotted in first come first served basis with priority to female participants.
**The rates are preferential to SOAP IISc participants and may vary subject to availability.
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.
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.
The city railway station is about 7 kms from the IISc campus. One will have to leave the station from platform number ONE and reach the prepaid taxi stand and hire a city taxi (costs about Rs 150). Majestic (7kms from IISc) is the central Bus stand in Bengaluru and is just opposite the City Railway station. If one happens to reach Majestic, Bengaluru by bus, go to city bus platform number 22 from where almost all city buses come to the Institute.
The Yeshwantpura railway station is located less than 2 km from the institute campus. One can take a ‘pre-paid’ auto from the counter located outside the exit gate of platform number 6. The prepaid autos shouldn’t charge more than Rs. 80, and is the best deal given the options available. The landmark is CNR Rao Circle from where one would take the entry to IISc. Though the prepaid contract says IISc (Tata Institute as more popularly known) gate as the destination, the hostels and most of the academic departments are within 500 mts from the gate, and hence the auto can be requested to drop at your destination.
If one plans to take a bus into town, one will have to move past Malleswaram 18th cross bus stand towards Yeshwantpura in order to reach IISc (also popularly called Tata Institute). There is also a bus stop on the highway between the yellow over bridge and Prof. CNR Rao circle, and another one at Prof. CNR Rao circle (on Sir CV Raman Road ). Finally there is a bus stop at Yeshwantpura tollgate, just off campus near R block. Most buses go to one of these places.
IISc is quite near to Yeswanthpura Railway Station and asking any taxi/auto driver to take you to Tata Institute should suffice. Try to take pre-paid taxis/ autos.
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).
For more information visit: How to reach IISc
Over 100 shiny green cycles around campus are part of a smart cycle-sharing initiative called PEDL – a renewed effort to make getting around campus easy without motorised vehicles. PEDL cycles are conveniently located across neighbourhoods in various locations.All cycles are GPS enabled which helps you locate one at a close by PEDL station on the web app. You can take a PEDL trip at Rs.1 per 30 minutes.
|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|
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.
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 Canteen, while two other ATMs are located near the Hoysala Guest House.