Before you start packing, understand
the weather conditions of the city you are going to be stationed at. Some of
the cities like Mumbai have a moderate temperature round the year, while
others like Delhi have about 4-8 degree Centigrade in winters and 36-40
degree Centigrade in summers.
Though everything that you might need
is available in India, try to get all that you would require during the
initial few days. This would not only save you the trouble of going to the
market, but would also be easy on your finances.
ensure that you obtain visa from Indian Embassy of your country. Please also
ensure that you meet Medical fitness standard before you leave your country.
Entry of HIV + ve persons or persons of notified diseases is restricted.
Carry all your money in form of
Travelers Cheques. These can be redeemed at the airport, all five star
hotels, and a number of foreign exchange offices and banks. Also please
ensure that your fee (IEC &
student cost) has been received by Ed.CIL/Institution.
Don't forget to carry the originals,
copies of your certificates/degrees and two passport size photographs. You
will require them at the time of final admission. Also ensure that letter of admission
issued by Institute/Ed.CIL is brought.
Carry a couple of passport size
photographs, which might be required at the institute for Identity card,
library card etc.
Keep all the valuables, important
documents (Passport, Visa papers) in the Cabin baggage, to avoid the
possibility of their getting misplaced during transit.
Keep all the contact phone numbers
handy, specially the phone number of your institute & the place you are
going to stay.
Know the exact address of the
Institute where you are going to study and stay and get the printout of maps,
directions to reach those places from airport. You can also get them from the
Internet. In case of difficulty
Ensure that you have taken all the
required vaccinations, to avoid medical complications while you are in India.
Send an email to Ed.CIL about your
travel program, before embarking. The email should be sent at placement[at]edcil[dot]co[dot]in