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ScholarshipsEdit

Last date for applications for scholarships was 20 November 2014 for Bangladeshi applicants and 20 December 2014 for Indian applicants, the successful applicants will be chosen by 25 November 2014 and 25 December 2014, respectively.

Anyone who really wants to attend the conference but cannot afford it monetary wise can apply. Your application will need to be very strong as there are few scholarships and many applicants. Do give information on what you have done on Wikimedia projects thus far/how you can help/how attending will benefit you or others. You don't need to be an experienced Wikipedia editor to apply (that is an added benefit), we encourage applications from newbies as well – their application should demonstrate their passion and enthusiasm and their reason for wanting to attend the event. Wikipedia is a Free and Open Knowledge base and people who support this in any way are encouraged to attend this conference.

The scholarship options are, -

  • For Indian Applicants it is 5 Full (Travel and lodging).
  • For Bangladeshi Applicants it is 5 Full(to and fro Airfare and lodging) and 10 Full(to and fro Bus/Train fare and lodging).

AccommodationsEdit

We have booked three guest houses on twin sharing basis for the scholarship grantee.
Jadavpur University Guest House
Alumni Association Guest house, Jadavpur University
H.L. Roy Guest house, Jadavpur University
We are not in a position to provide accommodation for outstation participants or paper presenters as of now. Participants may look for accommodation in the guest houses provided below at their own risk.


List of guest houses and hotels:

In the above image Javadpur University is at the 'Indian Association for the Cultivation of Science.

# Hotel Address Contact Number Amenities Room Rates
1 Moments 504, Survey Park (Purbalok), 700099 Kolkata, India +91 33 2426 0323 Restaurant, Breakfast in the Room

Free! WiFi is available in public areas and is free of charge. Free! Free public parking is available on site (reservation is not needed). Room Service, Car Rental, 24-Hour Front Desk, Tour Desk, Baggage Storage, Laundry, Suit Press, Meeting/Banquet Facilities Newspapers, Elevator, Air Conditioning

Deluxe Double Room =Rs. 2,840 (double occupancy)/Rs. 2,373 (single occupancy)

Executive Double Room =Rs. 3,407 (double occupancy)/Rs. 2,840 (single occupancy) Super Deluxe Double Room =Rs. 3,832 (double occupancy)/Rs. 3,407 (single occupancy) plus tax

2 Harry Inn 94, Kalitala Road , 700078 Kolkata, India +91 98300 60329 Wardrobe/Closet

Bicycle Rental Satellite channels, Flat-screen TV, Telephone Restaurant Free! WiFi is available in all areas and is free of charge. Free! Free private parking is available on site (reservation is not needed). Room Service, Car Rental, Airport Shuttle (surcharge), 24-Hour Front Desk, Express Check-in/Check-out, Currency Exchange, Tour Desk, Baggage Storage, ATM on site, Laundry, Dry Cleaning, Meeting/Banquet Facilities, Hair/Beauty Salon Newspapers, Safe, Air Conditioning, Fan

Deluxe Double Room with Fan =Rs.1200 (double occupancy)/Rs.900 (single occupancy)

Deluxe Double Room =Rs.1800 (double occupancy)/Rs.1500 (single occupancy) plus tax

3 Hotel Hiland 1784 Rajdanga Main Road, 700107 Kolkata, India +91 33 2441 8292 Wardrobe/Closet

Sitting area, Desk Cable channels, Flat-screen TV, Telephone Free! WiFi is available in all areas and is free of charge. Free! Free public parking is available on site (reservation is not needed). Room Service, Car Rental, 24-Hour Front Desk, Baggage Storage, Laundry, Dry Cleaning Newspapers, Safe, Tile/Marble floor, Fan, Air conditioning

Executive Double or Twin Room =Rs. 3,000(double occupancy)/Rs. 2,500 (single occupancy)
4 The Gateway Hotel 1930, Rajdanga Main Road, 700107 Kolkata, India +91 33 6666 0000 Outdoor Pool, Terrace

Fitness Center Sitting area, Sofa, Desk Satellite channels, Flat-screen TV, Telephone Restaurant, Bar, Minibar Free! WiFi is available in all areas and is free of charge. Free! Free private parking is available on site (reservation is not needed). Room Service, Airport Shuttle (surcharge), 24-Hour Front Desk, Currency Exchange, Tour Desk, Baggage Storage, ATM on site, Concierge Service, Babysitting/Child Services, Laundry, Dry Cleaning, Meeting/Banquet Facilities, Business Center Newspapers, Safe, Facilities for Disabled Guests, Elevator, Designated Smoking Area, Ironing facilities, Air conditioning, Safe, Iron

Superior Double Room =Rs. 7,225(double occupancy - non refundable)/ Rs. 8,500(double occupancy - refundable) /Rs. 6,375 (single occupancy - non refundable)/Rs. 7,500 (single occupancy - refundable)

Superior Twin Room =Rs. 7,225 (double occupancy - non refundable)/ Rs. 8,500(double occupancy - refundable) /Rs. 6,375 (single occupancy - non refundable)/Rs. 7,500 (single occupancy - refundable) Executive Suite =Rs. 14,875 (double occupancy - non refundable)/ Rs. 17,500(double occupancy - refundable)

5 Deepalay Guesthouse +91 85829 98434 606,Tagore Park, Block H, 700039 Kolkata, India Open Terrace

Breakfast in the Room Wired internet is available in public areas and costs INR 100 per hour. Free! Free public parking is available at a location nearby (reservation is not needed). Room Service, Car Rental, 24-Hour Front Desk, Tour Desk, Ticket Service, Baggage Storage, ATM on site, Shared Lounge/TV Area, Laundry, Dry Cleaning, Ironing Service, Daily Housekeeping Newspapers, Safe, Air Conditioning

Double Room:Rs. 1,350

plus tax

6 Tatvam Residency 171/1/M Picnic Garden Road, EM Bypass., 700039 Kolkata, India +91 33 2345 2743 Wardrobe/Closet

Outdoor Pool (all year), Grounds, Terrace Sitting area, Desk Flat-screen TV, Telephone Minibar Free! WiFi is available in all areas and is free of charge. Free! Free public parking is available on site (reservation is not needed). Car Rental, 24-Hour Front Desk, Tour Desk, Baggage Storage, Laundry, Dry Cleaning, Meeting/Banquet Facilities Newspapers, Safe, Air Conditioning, Fan

Deluxe Twin Room =Rs. 3,000

Premium Double Room =Rs. 3,500

7 Orko's Hotel 621, Prantik Pally (Gitanjalli Stadium),Kasba, 700107 Kolkata, India +91-33-66029900 Clothes rack

Satellite channels, Flat-screen TV, Telephone Restaurant, Restaurant with Dining Menu, Special Diet Meals (upon request), Minibar Free! WiFi is available in all areas and is free of charge. Free! Free private parking is available on site (reservation is not needed). Room Service, Packed Lunches, Car Rental, 24-Hour Front Desk, Currency Exchange, Tour Desk, Baggage Storage, Concierge Service, Lockers, Laundry, Dry Cleaning, Ironing Service, Shoeshine, Meeting/Banquet Facilities, Business Center, Fax/Photocopying, VIP Room Facilities, Wake-up service Newspapers, Safe, Non-smoking Rooms, Facilities for Disabled Guests, Elevator, Air Conditioning, Designated Smoking Area, Tile/Marble floor, Fan

Standard Double or Twin Room =Rs. 6,000

Premium Double Room =Rs. 8,000 Suite =Rs. 9,000

8 Down Town Guest House 23/3 R.K. Chatterjee Road, Kolkata 700042, India +91 92111 77444 Free Breakfast

Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Room Service

Executive Room =Rs. 2549

Superior Room =Rs. 2974

9 Hotel The Residency 50/1C, Purna Das Road, 700029 Kolkata, India +91 98300 94188 Grounds, Terrace

Free! WiFi is available in all areas and is free of charge. Free! Free private parking is available on site (reservation is not needed). Room Service, Car Rental, 24-Hour Front Desk, Currency Exchange, Baggage Storage, Laundry, Dry Cleaning Newspapers, Elevator, Air Conditioning

Deluxe Double or Twin Room =Rs. 3,500

Super Deluxe Double Room =Rs. 5,000

10 66/2B The Guest House 66/2B Purna Das Road, Gariahat , 700029 Kolkata, India +91 33 2464 6421 Breakfast in the Room, Restaurant with Dining Menu

Free! WiFi is available in the hotel rooms and is free of charge. Free! Free private parking is available on site (reservation is not needed). Room Service, Car Rental, Shuttle Service (surcharge), Airport Shuttle (surcharge), 24-Hour Front Desk, Currency Exchange, Tour Desk, Ticket Service, Baggage Storage, Concierge Service, Laundry, Dry Cleaning Newspapers, Heating, Air Conditioning

Standard Double or Twin Room =Rs. 2,300(double occupancy)/Rs. 2,200 (single occupancy)

Deluxe Double or Twin Room=Rs. 2,600(double occupancy)/Rs. 2,500 (single occupancy) plus tax

11 Park Palace Hotel Singhi Villa, 49/2, Gariahat Road, 700019 Kolkata, India +91 33 2461 9108 Terrace

Breakfast in the Room Wired internet is available in public areas and charges apply. Private parking is available at a location nearby (reservation is not needed) and charges apply. Room Service, Car Rental, 24-Hour Front Desk, Currency Exchange, Laundry, Dry Cleaning, Ironing Service, Suit Press, Meeting/Banquet Facilities, Fax/Photocopying Newspapers, Non-smoking Rooms, Elevator, Air Conditioning

Deluxe Double Room =Rs. 2,000 (double occupancy)/Rs. 1,600 (single occupancy)

Deluxe Suite =Rs. 2,300 (double occupancy)/Rs. 2,000 (single occupancy) Super Deluxe Suite =Rs. 2,300 (double occupancy)/Rs. 2,000 (single occupancy) plus tax

12 Waylink Guest House & Banquet 1625/A, Rajdanga Main Road, Near to Kasba Telephone Exchange, 700107 Kolkata, India +91-33-66038406 Free! WiFi is available in all areas and is free of charge.

Free! Free private parking is available on site (reservation is not needed). Room Service, Car Rental, 24-Hour Front Desk, Tour Desk, Baggage Storage, Laundry, Dry Cleaning, Meeting/Banquet Facilities Newspapers, Elevator, All Spaces Non-Smoking (public and private), Air Conditioning, Adults Only

Deluxe Double or Twin Room =Rs. 1,800

plus tax

Some more hotels you can check, -

1. Parijat Guest House, B/9, Baghajatin Park, Panchasayar, Next To Peerless Hospital On Em Bypass, Kolkata - 700094 +(91)-33-44503529, www.parijat.in.net

2. Park Guest House pvt Ltd, +(91)-33-66343325, 20/C, Gariahat Road South, Dhakuria, At Dhakuria Bus Stop, Kolkata – 700031
3. Live In Guest House, 23b, Lake Temple Road, Southern Avenue-Kalighat, Near Menoka Cinema Hall, Kolkata - 700029, +(91)-33-66247985
4. New Metro Guest House, P 13, 114 A, CIT Scheme, Lake Gardens, Near Lake Gardens Super Market, Kolkata - 700045, +(91)-33-66037142
5. Innra Guest House, 209 B, Sarat Bose Road, Deshapriya Park, Next To Sarat Bose Post Office, Kolkata - 700029 +(91)-33-66037570
6. Travel n More, 216, Jodhpur Colony, Lake Gardens, Near Silverline Eye Hospital,Opposite South City Mall And Honda Showroom, Kolkata - 700045 . +(91)-9830465088, +(91)-33-68888830
7. Ritesh Evergreen Inn, 162/23a, Prince Anwar Shah Road, Lake Gardens, Near South City Mall, Kolkata - 700045, +(91)-33-44505911,+(91)-33-22288886
8. Marble Palace Guest House, 49, Near Menoka Cinema Hall, Deshapriya Park, Lake Place, Kolkata - 700029, +(91)-9830874788, 9830804788 +(91)-33-24668213, 24666557, www.marblepalaceguesthouse.com
9. 55B, 55 B, Hindustan Park, Sarat Bose Road, Opposite Basanti Devi College, Kolkata - 700029, +(91)-33-66037895, +(91)-33-40049620, www.55b.in
10. Corporate Living Serviced Apartment, Fort Oasis, 36 B , Panditia Road. Block- 5, Flat no. 304, Panditiya Road, Sarat Bose Road, Near Triangular Park, Kolkata - 700029. +(91)-33-44501331. www.corporateliving.in
11. Ispat Cooperative House, Charu Chandra Place East, Tollygunge, Near Rabindra Sarobar Metro, Kolkata - 700033, +(91)-33-66038091 +(91)-33-24247466, www.sailcooperativecredit.com
12. Bella Vista, 71 B, Hindusthan Park, Gariahat, Opposite Basanti Devi College, Kolkata - 700029, +(91)-33-44502483
13. Monalisa Guest House, 172a, Sarat Bose Road, Deshapriya Park, Near Deshapriya Park Crossing, Kolkata - 700029,+(91)-33-66037158
14. Rainbow Guest House, Rajdanga Main Road, Kasba, East Kolkata Township, Near- Geetanjali Stadium, Kolkata - 700107,+(91)-33-66247301
15. Star D Lite, 52, Ballygunge Place, Ballygunge, Near South Point School, Kolkata - 700019, +(91)-33-44501432
16. Sree Guest House, Lansdowne. 2474 6584
17. AIIS Guest House 2440 4672
18. Sarani Guest House 2464 1999
19. Mandira Guest House, 212, Jodhpur Park, Kol.68. 2429 8679
20. Sahajog International, 9, Ibrahimpur Road, Jadavpur University, Near Taran Kali Bari, 8 B Bus Stand, Kolkata - 700032 ,+(91)-9830122223
21. Hotel Indrapuri, 416, Ajay Nagar, Santoshpur, Behind Siraj Resturant, Ajoy Nagar More, Kolkata - 700075,+(91)-33-44503899
22. Hotel Park Plaza, 17, Garcha 1st Lane, Gariahat, Near Pantaloon, Kolkata - 700019, +(91)-33-66247445

Travel and transportationEdit

Road

Kolkata is part of the Golden Quadrilateral and is also served by National Highway 34.

Rail

Kolkata has three long-distance railway stations, located at Howrah station, Sealdah station, and Chitpur, which connect Kolkata by rail to most cities in West Bengal and to other major cities in India. The city serves as the headquarters of three railway Zone out of Seventeen of the Indian Railways regional divisions—the Kolkata Metro, Eastern Railway and the South-Eastern Railway

Air

The Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose International Airport, located in Dum Dum some 16 kilometre north-east of the city centre, is the main aviation hub in the city.

Sea

The Kolkata Port Trust manages docks in Kolkata and Haldia. The port hosts passenger services to Port Blair, capital of the Andaman and Nicobar Islands; freighter service to ports throughout India and around the world is operated by the Shipping Corporation of India. Ferry services connect Kolkata with its twin city of Howrah, located across the Hooghly River.

Transport between Kolkata and Bangladesh

Would request the interested persons to look up Transport between India and Bangladesh in Wikipedia for directions.

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