information sheet gives general information about various facilities/shops etc
on the campus of IIT Kanpur as well as restaurants in
|Shopping in Kanpur|
The campus has a shopping center; five minutes walk from the guesthouse, which has a variety of shops. Most of the shops are open from -- till --. The shops are generally closed on Sundays. It has two bookstores, 2 photocopying shops, two general stores, a medical shop, a barbershop, a sweet shop, a bakery shop, a dry cleaning shop, and a restaurant among others. If you cannot find an article you want, try also a general store.
the bank of
There are a large number of shops at the gate. It is about 25 minute walk from the guest house. You can also take a rikshaw to the gate. Most of these shops are closed on Mondays however.
The two bookstores are open from about till . They stack a range of stationery items and books (mostly texts). Transparencies and transparency pens are available here. There is a 10 % discount on books.
There are two photocopying shops in the shopping center and these are open from about till . The central library also has a shop. See Library.
The Institute has a Central library, which is open from to on working days and Saturday. The library has been instructed to allow participants to make use of it: you may however need to show the batch). The High Energy Physics and Mathematics books are on the second floor and the journals are on the third floor listed alphabetically. There is a photocopying shop on the third floor which photocopies on a payment basis. Second floor has electronics search facilities and also card catalogue. The library will be open from till on Sunday and the photocopying unit will be closed that day.
campus has branches of two national banks: the State Bank of
There is a reasonably good medical shop in the shopping center (Sunday closed). There are also a number of medical shops at the gate. While most of these shops are closed on Mondays, you may find an open one.
The health center is open 24 hours a day for medical emergencies. It has been instructed to look after the health problems of the participants. Call 7777 or 7666.
There is the post office behind the shopping center.
There is a telecom center near the shopping center (left of the post office) [Hours:]. There is one more near security office. You can call STD/ISD and send faxes. You can call also from the faculty building ground floor.
There is a new rail-ticket counter of the Indian Rail at the gate.
Travels which has a branch at the
Shopping Center also handles both the rail and air
tickets. Try 7750 to check if the office is open. City numbers are: 352948,
Tickets can be made, changed, or cancelled at a counter in the Hall 7. It is opened roughly from to except Sundays. Call Suresh at 7177 to confirm. He also handles air tickets.
You can get tea/coffee and snacks at (1)
The Campus Restaurant (2) The SAC cafeteria both till ~ 10 pm (3) snack center
near Central Library (till ~ 6 pm)
There is a new
snack center near the Computer Center which serves hot packed food like Samosa,
Croissant, Sandwiches, Frankies (open till 2 am in the night).
(5) Hall 4 canteen (behind the guest house).
There is a milk bar near the shopping center open from about to .
Fruits/Juices: the closest place to get fruit/juice is near hall three entrance (till ~). Fruit is also available at the gate.
There are taxis available from the guest house: ask the counter. You can also book a taxi to go at a specific time: Some numbers are: 590045, 591088.
The fare to railway station is ~ 160/-. The
Private taxis may be booked from the Visitor's Hostel for an extended period. Charges are Rs. 4.50/5.50 (Maruti van/AC Esteems ( with AC running)) per km and waiting charges are Rs 25/hour less 1 hour for journey time.
The Department Office is on the 3rd
floor of the
Visitor Information: http://www.iitk.ac.in/infocell/visitor/
Various Maps: http://www.iitk.ac.in/iwd/map/
The numbers of the local organizing committee members are:
Prof. Gautam Sengupta 7139(O), 8663(R)
Prof. Pankaj Jain 7663(O), 8518(R)
Prof. V. V. Sreedhar 7306(O), 8302(R)
Please feel free to call us for any problems.
Physics Office: 7641
The Library Desk: 7223
Angithi Restaurant, 26/45, The Mall.
Kwality Restaurant, 16/97, The Mall.
Haritma Village Restaurant, 9/3,Macrobert Ganj.
Little Chet Restaurant, 15/198, Civil Lines.
Pandit's Upvan Restaurant.
Foody-Goody Deep, Govind Nagar
Makhan Singh Biryani, Arya Nagar
Ghosh Sweets, 80 feet Road
Krishna/Agra/JAI Sweets, Gumati#5
Tiwari Sweets and Restaurant ,
Dakshin, Swarup Nagar (for South Indian Vegetarian)
Gyan Vaishnav, Gumti #5 (For North Indian Vehetarian)
Host, Naveen Market
Landmark, Naveen Market ( 3* place)
There are several places for shopping in the city. Kanpur is famous for leather goods
(Meston Road), the famous Lucknow Chikan clothes and sarees ( Naveen Market
and Shivalya). There is also a market in Gumti No. 5 for almost all items
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