Information for Participants

Nipah Outbreak Advisory

The Kozhikode district, situated in northern Kerala, where the administration on Thursday the 21 September 2023, lifted Nipah restrictions imposed as part of containment zones in nine village panchayats after no fresh cases of Nipah virus were reported. So far, the majority of the high-risk contacts of the six infected people have been identified and their samples have tested negative for Nipah virus as per the Kerala Health Department. No case has so far been reported from other districts in Karaka or any other States in India, including the Ernakulam District, located in the middle of Kerala State, where the XVI Agricultural Science Congress is being organized from 10 to 13 October 2023.

Accommodation and Transport

The 16ASC2023 Secretariat can facilitate your local travel and Accommodation at Kochi, on payment basis, for attending the Congress on receipt of specific confirmed request from participants.

Details of local to and fro travel (Airport/ Railway Station/ Bus Stand/ Venue) and Accommodation shall be arranged by our assigned Event Management Partner as per your eligibility or requirement. Those who require such assistance may contact Ms. Deepa by e-mail ( or by phone Ph +91 9446591804.

October month being peak tourist season at Kochi, we request all participants to confirm and book your accommodation at the earliest.

General Information

Official Language: The official language of the Congress is English.
Local Language: Malayalam, Hindi and English.
Weather: 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 (IST) is 5 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.

Our Event Manager and Hospitality Partner
OceanColor Holidays Pvt Ltd - Kochi
Phone : 9447465549