ACCOMMODATION AT TECHFEST
Techfest has been an example in achieving huge feats with unparalleled figures ever since its inception in 1998. Techfest has grown in stature in terms of its content, infrastructure and logistics. The overwhelming crowd of such a high magnitude and a world-class technological display along with a tinge of enjoyment has made our dream a technological extravaganza. With such vastness and diversity, the hospitality of the guests is of paramount importance.
We, at Techfest, constantly strive towards the satisfaction of everyone. We shall leave no stone unturned in fulfilling the needs of a secure accommodation away from home. Along with accommodation facilities for our participants, we also set up a cafeteria serving a variety of cuisines satisfying the needs of every palate. We strive to make your stay comfortable and your experience, a memorable one. Hospitality management would be one of the prime focuses of Team Techfest 2022-23.
You'll get accommodation at Techfest, IIT Bombay for five nights; from 15th December 8:00 AM
to 19th December 10:00 AM
at IIT Bombay, with an exclusive free access to the entire fest along with all evening/night events which are exclusively conducted for those who've opted for Accommodation at Techfest, IIT Bombay.
Get free and exclusive entries to events like Robowars Finales, Technoholix - The Concert Night, and many other events at the most economical cost
Hope to see you at Techfest 2022-23.
Please visit the Freqently Asked Questions (FAQ) section for to get most of your queries resolved.
We will be more than happy to receive your suggestions and queries
Kindly email at [email protected]
Accommodation Charges Accommodation charges are INR 3499 per candidate for 5 days. Maximum of 5 nights stay allowed (15th Dec 6 AM - 19th Dec 10 AM). It does not include food facility. Guest can purchase their meals from the food court, night cafeteria or private hostel canteens or hostel messes at subsidized rates.
Check-in: 6:00 AM to 10:00 PM on your check-in date
Check-out: Anytime on or before your check-out date
Confirmed Accommodation can be cancelled through email only. Send an e-mail having your Acco ID and the number of members for whom accommodation has to be cancelled, at [email protected]
The subject of the email should be ""Cancellation of Accommodation"" For any cancellations before deadline, 75% of the total amount shall be refunded within 10 working days after the festival. There shall be no refunds for cancellation after the deadline.
Deadline of cancellation: 1st December 2022.
- All guests carrying electronic items of any kind will have to declare them at the IIT Bombay main gate through a ‘Gate Pass’. The belongings will also be checked on the way out of IIT Bombay along with the ‘Gate Pass’, failing to do so will result in the belongings being impounded.
- All guests will be provided with mattress. Techfest will not provide mattress cover, blankets or pillows. The guests are encouraged to arrange them on their own (if required), since the weather might get cold during the night.
- Any commodities issued to the guests would have to be returned in sound condition to the organisers during check-out.
- Random checks would be made to avoid any illegal stay at the campus. Any team failing to produce their electronic/physical receipts of accommodation would be heavily fined and disqualified.
- Entry will be only through the 'Main Gate' of IIT Bombay. All other gates will be closed for entry.
- All guests are required to carry their valid government photo id proofs at all times. In addition, the student participants are also required to carry their valid College photo id card. Any guest failing to produce their id card will not be permitted inside the campus during Techfest 2022.
- Alcohol, drugs, sharp objects and explosives of any kind are strictly prohibited inside the campus. Any other item if deemed unsafe will be prohibited. The decision of Security and Techfest team will be final in case of any disputes.
- No outside vehicles will be allowed into the campus during the Techfest 2022."
- All guests are required to maintain the decorum and cleanliness of the campus, and follow the rules of the campus at all times.
- Techfest 2022 and IIT Bombay will not be responsible for any mishaps that occur through the duration of stay for Techfest 2022
How to avail accommodation?
- Go to URL and fill the registration form
- Complete the payment procedure.
- Confirmation will be sent to you
- Report at accommodation desk
What is the payment procedure?
The payment procedure will be online.
The accommodation charges are provided under the tab Accommodation Charges on the hospitality page. You will have to report at the accommodation desk near the Old Swimming Pool with the email print out and the mandatory documents. Failing to bring any of the documents may lead to cancellation of your accommodation.
How do I know whether my payment is confirmed?
Confirmation is not confirmed till confirmation mail is not received in 24 hours
If not received confirmation in 24 hours then mail your transaction ID, Techfest ID, name, amount to [email protected] with subject as (Transaction ID :: team ID ::Confirmation mail not received).
Documents that guests should carry?
Any valid Govt photo ID
Print out of Email confirmation
Valid College ID for participants
Shall I carry my ID card with me?
It is mandatory for all guest participants to carry college IDs. This is for your own convenience. Moreover, you will be asked to produce your college ID cards at the time of allotment of rooms.
What are the accommodation charges?
The accommodation charges and other necessary details regarding the payment will be available under the tab Accommodation Charges.
Will all the team members be given accommodation at the same place?
We will try but there is no surety for the same.
Outstation guest who have registered for accommodation are requested to report to the accommodation desk (near Old Swimming Pool IITB) where the required formalities involving checking of documents, allotment of rooms will be done.
What kind of accommodation is provided?
Accommodation is provided on a shared basis inside campus hostels or outside hotels. One mattress, and an enough space for keeping luggage, and other essential commodities will be provided. Girls and boys will be accommodated separately. Number of guest in a room will be decided by Techfest and will be allotted by Techfest team.
Does the accommodation charges include food facilities too?
No, the accommodation charges does not include food facilities. Guest can purchase their meals from the food court, night cafeteria or private hostel canteens or hostel messes at just INR 50 per meal.
Do we get any food facilities at outside accommodation places?
You can purchase your meals from the hotels or the nearby restaurants.
What are the food facilities inside the campus?
For all our guests and guest we set up a huge cafeteria serving a variety of cuisines satisfying the needs of every palate. In addition, you can also eat in the many canteens, messes, and restaurant inside the campus.
What abot the hospital facility?
There is an institute Hospital located near the Canara Bank. In case you fall ill, you are advised to report to us at accommodation desk. We shall make appropriate arrangements for you to be treated at the Institute hospital. We shall also be carrying a first aid kit with us, at the accommodation desk.
What about the security facilities?
IIT Bombay campus has a vigilant and round-the-clock security service. To ensure the safety of the participants, there will be additional security guards in hostels in order to avoid thefts and other mishaps. Although Techfest team will not take responsibility for any theft or other mishaps. So guest are requested to take care of their luggage and valuable items.
Where will I get my accommodation?
You might get accommodation outside as well as inside the campus depending upon availability, however, girls with confirmed accommodation will get accommodation inside the IIT-B campus only.
Can I enter IIT-B campus anytime?
You can enter IIT Main gate anytime by showing valid photo ID proof during 6am to 10pm, however, you need to have accommodation inside the campus to stay in the campus after 10pm.
We are a group of people not participating in any of competitions or workshops and just coming to techfest for enjoyment. Would we be provided accommodation?
No, Accommodation would be confirmed strictly subject to availability of rooms.
Where do I have to report during the fest?
You need to come to the Hospitality Desk at the Old SAC inside IIT Bombay
Travelling in Mumbai is very easy and systematic. The modes of travelling in Mumbai are taxis, auto rickshaws, local train and BEST Buses. IIT Bombay is located at Powai, which is an eastern suburb in the North-Eastern part (Central Railway Line) of Mumbai.
The following link may provide you a rough estimate of the auto fares between two stations Taxi Auto fare
Mumbai is in the form of a long narrow island, almost a peninsula, thrusting southwards into the Arabian Sea. In Mumbai, local trains run through the following routes.
Western Railway: Churchgate to Borivali/Virar and return.
Central Railway: Mumbai CST to Karjat/Kasara and return.
Harbour Route: Mumbai CST to Andheri and return
New Bombay Route: Mumbai CST to Vashi/Panvel and return.
Kanjur Marg, a Local Train Station is the closest local train stop to IIT Bombay. It is located on Central Railway line.
Kanjur Marg Local Train Station is the closest local train stop to IIT Bombay. It is located on Central Railway line. An auto rickshaw from Kanjur-Marg station to IIT Bombay Main Gate costs Rs.45 approx.
Important railway stations where you can get down are (also refer map):
Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminal (CST)
Lokmanya Tilak Terminus
Thane is the nearest station to IIT Bombay. Next is Lokmanya Tilak Terminus (LTT) (near Kurla) and Dadar is third in this regard.
The taxis ply through all of the Mumbai. Auto rickshaws ply between Bandra-Borivali and Sion-Mulund and should be preferred if you have some heavy luggage, which may otherwise cause you inconvenience while travelling by local trains and buses. In taxis, you also have an option of AC Taxis-Cool Cabs, which is a more comfortable way of travel.
Trains/buses should be preferred if you carry less baggage with you, say a small bag per person. Please beware of pickpockets in locals and BEST buses.
Southbound trains on all the Local train lines are more crowded in the morning and thus should be avoided if the passenger is carrying baggage. Similarly, the northbound trains in the evening are more crowded.
With respect to mornings at Kanjurmarg station, travelling from Mumbai CST, Dadar or Kurla would be less crowded that travelling from Kalyan or Thane.
For buses/autorickshaws, the destination should be stated as """"IIT Main Gate, Powai"""".
Please download m-indicator mobile application for hands-on maps & routes of Mumbai"
- Every team has to register online on the official Techfest website for the competition.
- A Team ID will be allocated to the team on registration which shall be used for future references.
- The decision of the organizers or judges shall be treated as final and binding on all.
- No responsibility will be held by Techfest, IIT Bombay for any late, lost or misdirected entries.
- Note that at any point of time the latest information will be that which is on the website. However, registered participants will be informed through mail about any changes.
- All modes of official communication will be through the Techfest e-mail. Participants are advised to keep track of all folders in their e-mail accounts.
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