Venue and Accommodation

Accommodation needs should be intimated well in advance and expenses have to be borne by the participants. Different categories of accommodation are available in and around Trivandrum city.

Middle end (Rs.600-1500)  

Budget (Rs 600) 

High end ( > 1500)


Department of Geology, University of Kerala would be the venue. The University of Kerala was established in 1937. At present, the university has sixteen faculties and forty one departments of teaching and research in addition to study centres and other departments. Teaching, research, and knowledge extension are the mandate of the departments. They primarily focus on post-graduate (masters) programmes, MPhil programmes (1-year research degree) and doctoral research. In 2007, the university awarded over 100 PhDs. The university’s research activities also go on in affiliated colleges and other research centres in and outside the state.

Thiruvananthapuram, also known as Trivandrum, is the capital of the Indian state of Kerala and the headquarters of the Thiruvananthapuram District. It is located on the west coast of India near the extreme south of the mainland. The mean maximum temperature 34 °C and the mean minimum temperature is 21 °C. Thiruvananthapuram is also a tourist destination for both domestic and international tourists. There are many tourist destinations in or near the city including Kovalam beach, Sanghumukham Beach, Napier museum and Zoo ,Agasthyarkoodam peak, Neyyar Wildlife Sanctuary and Neyyar Dam, Kuthira Malika palace, Sree Padmanabha Swamy temple, Ponmudi, Poovar, Varkala Cliffs and beaches and many others.