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									                  Information Pack


   2011 Asia-Pacific Quality Network Conference
        and Annual General Meeting [AGM]


  Quality Assurance in Higher Education: Expectations and
                       Achievements



  India – Karnataka – Bangalore, March 2-4, 2011




                       Hosted by


The Office of National Assessment and Accreditation
                  Council (NAAC)




                     Organized by


    The Asia-Pacific Quality Network (APQN)




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                                    Table of Contents



1.   INTRODUCTION
2.   LOCAL CONTACT INFORMATION
3.     OFFICIAL INVITATION/ Participation Certificate
4.   APQN 2011 CONFERENCE & AGM WEB-PAGE
5.   REGISTRATION FEES AND PAYMENT
6.   Venue Hotel- Matthan
7.    INSURANCE
8. TRANSPORTATION FROM AIRPORT TO HOTEL
9.   USEFUL INFORMATION
     About Bangalore.............
     Sightseeing Places
     Temperature
     Climatic Seasons
     Languages




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         Welcome to
APQN 2011 Conference & AGM
In Bangalore – Karnataka – India




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INTRODUCTION
  India is honored to become the host nation of the 2011 Asia-Pacific Quality Network Conference

  and Annual General Meeting held in Bangalore, the capital of Karnataka, from March 2 to 4 2011

  The Conference is being hosted by The National Assessment and Accreditation Council

  (NAAC).    Conference venue is-

  Matthan Hotel : No. 134, HAL Airport Road, Kodihalli. Bangalore – 560 017, India



1. LOCAL CONTACT INFORMATION

  You are registered to attend the APQN 2011 Conference & AGM from 2-4 March 2011

  This document will provide you with all the information you need to make your stay

  in Bangalore memorable. Please read this document carefully.

  If you require any further information, please contact the Secretariat of the

  Organizing Committee.

  Prof. H.A. Ranganath
  Director, NAAC,
  Chairman, OC, APQN-2011

  Dr. Jagannath Patil
  Deputy Adviser, NAAC
  Convener, OC, APQN-2011
  PB.No.1075, Opposite to NLSIU,
  Nagarbhavi, Bangalore-560072, India
  Tel: +91-80-23005112, 114, 116
  Fax: +91-80-23210268
  Email: apqn.2011@gmail.com
  Website: www. apqn2011.org


2. OFFICIAL INVITATION

  The Local Organizing Committee has sent the official invitation letter to delegates, on
  request, who have registered to participate in the Conference. All delegates will be given
  Participation Certificate on at Conference venue


3. 2011 APQN CONFERENCE & AGM WEB-SITE
  The information regarding the 2011 APQN Conference & AGM can be found on our
  website at http://www.apqn2011.org which will be updated regularly. Please consult
  program on website for updates. Please note that day 3 i.e. March 4 is only for APQN
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  members. So unless you want to stay back for workshop for prospective members on 4th
  March or join for a Tour to NAAC including brief site seeing, you can plan your own tour
  for 4th March.

4. REGISTRATION FEEs AND PAYMENT

  Registration for the conference closed on 15th February 2011. Those Foreign delegates who
  couldn’t pay through Wire Transfer, can pay upon arrival in India to the Organizing Committee
  at the registration desk in the morning of 2 March 2011. Please note that amount equivalent
  to fees applicable in USD has to be paid in Indian rupees by cash only.


  Registration Chart

                     Early Bird              Regular
                  registration form     registration form
    Categories                                                       Payment Mode
                  submitted before      submitted by 15
                    15th Jan 2011        February 2011

      APQN
                         160 $                200 $            Cash in INR upon arrival
     Members

   Non-APQN
                         240 $                300 $            Cash in INR upon arrival
    Members


  All participants to the Conference have to pay a registration fee unless otherwise notified.
  The registration desk of the workshop will be located just outside the Conference Hall of
  Matthan Hotel. The staff of the LOC and the hotel receptionist will guide you to the
  Conference Hall. You can also see many signs to the Conference Hall in the hotel. You can
  get currency exchange at Airport or Hotel Matthan.
  Registration will be at 8:00 o’clock in the morning of Wednesday 2 March 2011.

  There are 3 types of counters for categories namely-
  1. Indian delegates, 2. Foreign delegates and 3. NAAC/ APQN invitees.
  Name badges will be issued at registration. Please wear your name badge at all times
  during the Conference for ease of identification.


  5. Conference Venue: The Matthan Hotel

  Located about 42 kms from the domestic and international airport, The Matthan Hotel,
  Bangalore is the five star deluxe hotel with a blend of Business and Leisure.

  Address : Matthan Hotel, 134, HAL Airport Road, Bengaluru - 560 017
  Tel.: +91 080 42494949
  Fax: +91 080 42494948

  Website : http://www.matthan.in/cms/Home.aspx



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6. Insurance

    It is recommended that delegates take up suitable travel and medical insurance in
    their own countries. The Organizing Committee will not be responsible for any
    medical expenses incurred by the delegates during their participation at the
    Conference.



8. Transportation from airport to hotel
Try to come by a pre‐paid cab : The most convenient and comfortable way to reach the
Hotel is to take a Cab or a Taxi located just outside the airport gate. (Please tell the taxi
driver your hotel and address).

    Easy Cab: 080 – 43434343
    Cell Cabs: 080 – 60609090
    Meru Cabs: 080 – 44224422

Bangalore has got it's newest International airport - BIAL (Bangalore International Airport
Ltd). This is located 35 kms approximately from the city and is about 32 Kms from our
conference venue - Bangalore Palace Grounds.
The city of Bangalore is well connected by Air (almost all domestic airlines and most of the
international airlines operate in and out of Bangalore),and by Road .

Those coming by train or bus are advised to take pre-paid auto or taxi from the station.

Distance from Airport: 42 kms / 50 min
Distance from Railway Station/ Main Bus stand: 13 kms / 25 min

Address : Matthan, Bengaluru
134, HAL Airport Road
Bengaluru - 560 017
Tel.: +91 080 42494949
Fax: +91 080 42494948
Website : http://www.matthan.in/cms/Home.aspx

10. Useful Information
About India.............

Traditional & Trendy...........INDIA

The two diametrically opposite, different yet unique and dynamic faces of India coexist even
at this turn of the millennium....

In the nearly six decades since independence, India has made considerable progress. India is
the second fastest growing major economy in the world. With a history of heritage, learning
and civilization dating back to almost 5000 years or perhaps even more, the Modern India
presents itself as an ideal Conference and Tourist destination. From snow clad mountains to
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breezy sparkling blue sea side, from arid desert with shifting sand dunes to lush green
country sides. From ancient relics and architectural ruins dating back into antiquity to
modern cities, India has it all.

About Bangalore………..

Bangalore is the capital of Karnataka state, one of the fastest growing cosmopolitan cities of
Asia. Bangalore is very well known as the "silicon city" of India has come a long way since
it's establishment as Benda Kalooru.

According to legend Bangalore got its name from King Veera Ballala of Hoysala King of
Vijayanagara. Once he had lost his way in the forest and being hungry and tired, an old lady
offered him baked beans (known as 'Benda Kalu' in Kannada). In gratitude for the old lady
and findling this humble meal very tasty, the king named the place "Benda Kalu Ooru"
which meant the place of baked beans.

It was later in 1537, Kempe Gowda developed Bangalore into a modern city of which
recorded history exists. Over the years, Bangalore is fondly known by various names such as
"The Garden City", "Pensioners Paradise", "Pub City", "Silicon City", etc. Bangalore will be
now renamed as Bengaluru.

Bangalore is home to some of the best industries, educational institutions, health care and
has world class facilities in Software and Bio Technology companies. Bangalore's growth
has been unstoppable, because of the unique quality of its people to accept change and
transform it into their lives. Its salubrious climate - the finest in India, friendly people, lush
green gardens and highly educated population have made it the hub of information
technology industry. Bangalore has in the past hosted innumerable events, conferences and
trade shows.


Geographical Location……………

Latitudinal parallels: 12 degree 8' N

Longitudinal meridians: 77 degree 37' E



Sightseeing Places………

Beautiful Bangalore has marvels of architecture - some historic and some modern. The
places like Vidhana Soudha, Cubbon Park, Bangalore Palace, Sir. M. Visweshariah
Industrial & Technological Museum, Lalbagh Gardens, Bull Temple, Tippu Sultan Fort,
ISKCON temple and other old historical temples are a sheer delight to visit. The wildlife
sanctuary - Bannerghatta National Park a mere 20 kms away is a popular draw.
Please take help of travel desk at your hotel to plan a tour.

The average temperature in Bangalore during March varies from a 18 to 30 degree celsius.
The weather is very pleasant and light warm clothing will be fine in the evenings. It could
be warm in day time as summer is coming closer. Be prepared for occasional shower.


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Commuting within city ……

Taxi booked with help of hotel or our staff is best choice for fist time visitors. For frequent
   travelers in India economical options like Auto [ 3 wheeler like Turtuk in Bangkok] or
   BMTC buses are available.

Climatic Seasons……..

There are four main seasons that are characterized by different climatic conditions. Locates
at an altitude of 920m(3,021 ft.), Bangalore boasts Delightful weather throughout the year.
The average temperature in the warmest month of April registers to 27.1degree centigrade
while in the coldest month of January, it is 20.48 degree centigrade. Evenings are cool and
pleasant throughout the year.

March to May (warmest months)
December to January (coldest months)
June to September (rainy - southwest monsoon)
November to December (rainy - northeast monsoon)
The average temperature in Bangalore during March varies from a 18 to 30 degree celsius. The
weather is very pleasant and light warm clothing will be fine in the evenings. It could be warm in
day time as summer is coming closer.

Languages……….

Kannada is the local language which is widely spoken. The educated Bangaloreans also
speak and understand English and Hindi languages.




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