Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)
How to apply for Vijyoshi Camp 2016?
The online link is active, you can apply for your participation in the
National Science (Vijyoshi) Camp 2016. You should respond by 10th
November, 2016 by completing the step described therein.
ONLINE LINK FOR REGISTRATION: http://kvpy.iisc.ernet.in/vijyoshi2016/registration
You will be required to upload your travel tickets to Kolkata, hence
please reserve your tickets before starting the online registration. Also
keep scanned copy of your school ID card and your signature in pdf form.
Arrival and Departure?
Please plan your travel accordingly so as to reach the Indian Institute of
Science Education & Research (IISER) Kolkata, Mohanpur Campus, Mohanpur –
741 246, by the afternoon of 4 December 2016 and leave by 7 December
2016 (late evening) or forenoon of 8 December 2016. You must inform
your exact arrival and departure schedules so as to make arrangements for
pick-up/drop-off accordingly. If there is any change in the travel
schedule, please inform us well in advance.
Pick up/Drop off facility?
More detailed information with regard to the camp and other relevant
details will be sent to you later, so please respond to the email queries
from us promptly or visit the website frequently as the case may be.
Pick up/Drop off : only from the Railway station from 8.00 a.m to 6.00
p.m. on 4 December 2016 and 8 December 2016.
As mentioned in the invitation letter, KVPY will reimburse 3rd AC
Train/Bus fare for the journey to and from Kolkata by shortest route. Some
of you may prefer to travel by other modes in which case we will follow
the guidelines given below for the reimbursement.
If you take a flight to Kolkata, then we will reimburse 3rd AC Train
fare by the shortest route from your home/institute to Kolkata and back.
If you travel by train in 1st/2nd AC in any train, then we will
reimburse 3rd AC Train fare by the shortest route from your home/institute
to Kolkata and back.
If you take a bus to Kolkata, then we will reimburse the bus fare
Please note that the above guidelines are only meant for the
student participants and NOT for the accompanying parents/guardians. If
you plan to travel with an accompanying parent/guardian, then you may come
directly from the railway station or the airport on your own. However, the
fare of the parent/guardian/accompanying person will not be reimbursed.
All the registered participants will have to stay in the accommodation
arranged for them during the entire camp period. They will not be allowed
either to leave the Indian Institute of Science Education & Research
(IISER) Kolkata, Mohanpur Campus, during the camp period or stay with
their parents/guardians/accompanying persons. This is also applicable to
students from Kolkata. Please note that you must attend the camp for the
entire duration i.e., from 5th - 7th December, 2016.
What essential things should be carried?
IISER Kolkata will make boarding and lodging arrangements for you during
4th - afternoon to 8th forenoon of December, 2016 in institute's Mohanpur campus.
While your rooms will have a mattress, pillows, bed sheets and a blanket, you should
get additional bed sheets for your personal use along with personal
toiletry items such as tooth-brush, tooth-paste, soap, shampoo, oil and towels. In general, almirah space will be scarce. The water-buckets and hot water will be provided in the bathrooms. You may bring
additional clothing depending on your constitution/requirement. An
umbrella, torch and a lock for your bag, Mosquito repellent of your choice (we have provision to set mosquito
net if you bring) are useful items to carry. Please do not carry
any valuables with you.
It is important that you carry basic medicines for common ailments such as
cold, fever, indigestion and vomiting. Please carry any other regular
medication that you may be prescribed with.
With good wishes and looking forward to meet you at the IISER Kolkata, in
the afternoon of 4th December 2016 at the registration desk.