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Rules and regulations

  1. All student participants must carry their valid College photo ID card. Others must bring their valid photo identity for the purpose of entry. People without valid photo identity card will not be allowed inside the campus during Aakaar.
  2. All students need to report at Registration Desk at Main Gate on arrival at IIT Bombay.
  3. Room Keys will be allotted at the Registration Desk.
  4. Participants have to take care of their belongings. The organizing team won’t be responsible if anything is lost.
  5. Students are solely responsible for any damage to the infrastructure in the hotel room and in case of any such incidents, hotel management decision will be final.
  6. Random checks would be made to avoid any illegal stay at the campus. Any team failing to produce their receipts of accommodation would be heavily fined and disqualified.
  7. All the students should bring their own blankets.
  8. We shall provide you with mattresses and buckets. However, you are encouraged to carry your own blankets since it might be a little cold at night.
  9. At the time of check-out the participants are required to return all the commodities provided to them to the organizers. Heavy penalties will be imposed by the organizing team if anything is missing. The incident would be reported to respective college authorities.
  10. Smoking and drinking is strictly prohibited in rooms and is a punishable offense.

Reaching IIT Bombay

  1. Traveling in Mumbai is very easy and systematic. The modes of traveling in Mumbai are taxi, 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.

  2. The following link may provide you a rough estimate of the auto fares between two stations

  3. Mumbai is in the form of a long narrow island, almost a peninsula, thrusting south wards 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.

    Important railway stations where you can get down are (also refer map):

    1. Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminal (CST)
    2. Churchgate
    3. Mumbai Central
    4. Dadar
    5. Lokmanya Tilak Terminus
    6. Thane
    7. Borivali
    8. Andheri
    9. Bandra
    10. Kalyan
  4. 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 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 traveling by local trains and buses. In taxis, you are also having option of AC Taxis-Cool Cabs, which is more comfortable way of travel.

  5. 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. Local trains plying from CST, Dadar and Kurla towards Kanjur-Marg generally run less populated in the mornings and medium amount of baggage may be carried. Similar is the case with trains plying from Churchgate and Mumbai Central to Dadar.

  6. Local trains plying from Kalyan and Thane towards Kanjur-Marg are very populated and should be avoided with any kind of baggage. Similar is the case with trains plying from Bandra, Andheri and Borivali towards Dadar.

  7. For local trains, the nearest local station is Kanjur-Marg, located on Central Railway Line. An auto rickshaw from Kanjur-Marg station to IIT Bombay Main Gate costs Rs.45 approx.

  8. For buses/autorickshaws, the destination should be stated as "IIT Main Gate, Powai". A brief description on how to reach IIT Bombay is given below: Following link will give you the bus no. that will drop you to Powai from respective stations.

  9. Please download M-indicator mobile application, for Android and for Windows Phone


Q. How to avail accommodation?

A. Please follow these steps:

  • Go to and fill in the portal.
  • Complete your Payment procedure at
  • Complete the payment procedure.
  • Confirmation will be updated in our website
  • Report at accommodation desk at Main gate, IIT Bombay.

Q. What is the payment procedure?

A. The payment procedure will be online. YOU HAVE TO FIRST FILL IN THE PORTAL PAGE and then proceed for the payment.
The accommodation charges are provided in the payment page after you proceed for payment and then clicking on Get Event Ticket. You will have to report at the accommodation desk at Main Gate, IIT Bombay.

Q. Documents that guests should carry?

A. Any valid Govt photo ID
Valid College ID for participants

Q. Shall I carry my ID card with me?

A. 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.

Q. What are the accommodation charges?

A. The accommodation charges are provided in the payment page after you proceed for payment and then clicking on Get Event Ticket.

Q. Will all the team members be given accommodation at the same place?

A. 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 where the required formalities involving checking of documents, allotment of rooms will be done

Q. What kind of accommodation is provided?

A. 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 AAKAAR and will be allotted by AAKAAR team.

Q.Do accommodation charges include food?

A:Accommodation charges include some food coupons. You can have breakfast, lunch and dinner in any hostel mess or canteens at a very nominal price.

Q. Does the accommodation charges include food facilities too?

A. Accommodation charges include one free meal (Lunch) per day. You can have breakfast and dinner in any hostel mess or canteens at a very nominal price.

Q. Do we get any food facilities at outside accommodation places?

A. You can purchase your meals from the hotels or the nearby restaurants.

Q. What are the food facilities inside the campus?

A. For all our guests we set up food stalls 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.

Q. What about the hospital facility?

A. 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.

Q. What about the security facilities?

A. 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 AAKAAR team will not take responsibility for any theft or other mishaps. So guest are requested to take care of their luggage and valuable items.

Q. Where will I get my accommodation?

A. 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.

Q. Can I enter IIT-B campus anytime?

A. 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.

Q. We are a group of people not participating in any of competitions or workshops and just coming to AAKAAR. Would we be provided accommodation?

A. Accommodation would be confirmed strictly subject to availability of rooms and you can try on the spot registration during the festival.