The COSPAR Capacity Bulding Workshop, “Broadband spectral and timing studies with AstroSat, Chandra and XMM-Newton” will be held at Indian Institute of Science Education and Research, Mohali, India, from March 9th to 20th, 2019.


About Mohali and Chandigarh tricity

Mohali, Ajitgarh or Sahibzada Ajit Singh Nagar is a city in the Sahibzada Ajit Singh Nagar district (SAS Nagar) in Punjab, India, which lies south-west to the Union Territory of Chandigarh. Chandigarh, Mohali and Panchkula form what is locally known as Tricity and is picturesquely located near the foothills of the Shivalik range of Himalayas. 

Chandigarh was the first planned city of independent India, neatly divided into numbered sectors. The sector scheme extends into Mohali (subsequently named SAS Nagar). IISER Mohali is located in Sector 81 of SAS Nagar. Sector 81 is also called the Knowledge City where institutes in Nanotechnology and Biotechnology and other fields are being developed. Next to IISER is the Indian School of Business, which is also a part of the Knowledge City. Mohali boasts a major cricket ground, the PCA stadium where many international matches are held. The stadium hosts the Kings XI Punjab team of the Indian Premier League (IPL). Chandigarh is a major tourist hub. Click here for tourism information.The capital of Himachal Pradesh, Shimla, is a four hour drive from Chandigarh. Another quaint place in the hills is Kasauli which is a two hour drive from Chandigarh. Places to visit in and around Chandigarh can be viewed here. (in and around)                       


The average maximum daytime temperature in Mohali in mid-March is a warm 28°C (82°F) with moderate heat & humidity. The average night-time temperature is usually a cool 15°C (59°F).


How to reach IISER, Mohali

For international participants, we recommend flying to Indira Gandhi International (IGI) Airport, Delhi and then reaching Chandigarh by flight/train/bus.

Flights are available from IGI airport Delhi to Chandigarh international airport.

Trains run between New Delhi railway station and Chandigarh.

For information, make an enquiry here

For bus related information see here.

Participants from within India can take a flight/train/bus to Chandigarh.

Ola/Uber cabs can be hired from Chandigarh airport/railway station/bus stand to reach IISER, Mohali.

IISER, Mohali is located at a distance of about 8.5km from Chandigarh airport and 12km from Chandigarh railway station.


Visa Information

For information on visa, click here.

Electricity Information

Electricity in India is 220-230 Volts, frequency is 50 Hz nationwide. Please see this link.

Language and other related information

The local languages in Mohali/Chandigarh region are Punjabi and Hindi. During the workshop, the official language will be English. The Indian currency is Indian Rupee (INR; ₹). It is advisable to exchange foreign currency with authorized personnel only. For current exchange rate see this.