Informations for Delegates


Accommodation will be provided on request on a payment basis on receipt of information from the registered delegates. The Local Organizing Committee of the XVI ASC will make every possible effort for your comfortable stay at Kochi during the Congress. There are many hotels, from Budget Hotels to Five Star category, in close proximity to the Institute campus. The organizers of the Congress will make arrangements for tranfer between the Congress venue and lodging places. Very limited accommodation is available on campus and these will be reserved for students who will be accommodated in Student hostels/Farmer hostels/ Trainees hostels etc.

General Information

Official Language: The official language of the Congress is English.
Local Language: Malayalam, Hindi and English.
Climate: During the Congress week in October, the weather is expected to be pleasant with a temperature of about 25-31°C.
Clothing: Regular clothing will be comfortably sufficient for the climate.
Electricity: 220 Volts AC.,50 Hz.
Currency: Indian Rupees. Please see for currency exchange rates.
Time: India has only one time zone which covers the entire country. Indian Standard Time (1ST) is S hours and 30 minutes ahead of GMT
Food: At the Congress venue, we would make all efforts to make you feel at home vis-a-vis food. However, the organizers hope that the delegates and invitees would be willing to taste new food items. Tea and coffee will be provided in the morning and evening during the sessions.

Kindly wait for the Second announcement of the Congress for complete details of programmes, time schedules, events, sponsorship opportunities, exhibition, student and farmer programs, registration and accommodation booking process.