The conference venue is Tezpur University (TU), a central university located in Tezpur, a historic town of Assam. Tezpur University was established by an Act of Parliament of India in 1994 and is one of the 46 Central Universities of the country. The campus of TU is on a sprawling 262 acres plot of land on the river bank of the mighty Brahmaputra has a beautiful green and clean campus. An outcome of the Assam movement, the University, has made a notable mark in the national educational scenario with its dynamic and innovative methods of pedagogy and research. Recently, TU has been conferred with the Visitor's (President of India's) Best University Award, 2016. In the same year, the university was ranked 5th among the universities in an assessment of higher education institutions in India conducted by the Ministry of Human Resource Development (MHRD), Government of India, through the National Institutional Ranking Framework (NIRF).The University has also found a place in the list of top 800 universities of the world as prepared by the Times Higher Education World University Rankings among the list of top 980 universities of the world, 2016-17.The University has also been accredited with an 'A' grade by the National Assessment and accreditation Council (NAAC) in 2016. Currently, the university offers 70 academic programs through 20 Departments under the Schools of Engineering, Sciences, Management, Humanities and Social Sciences. With 3800 students, 260 faculty members and 280 administrative and technical personnel, TU has emerged as a leading institute of higher education and research.
Tezpur is well connected to Guwahati, the capital city of Assam, both by road and railways. There are two roads toTezpur from Guwahati, one via Nagaon, the other via Mangaldoi. The second road is slightly shorter than the first one, but the first one perhaps is the better. The distance between Tezpur and Guwahati is 190 kilometers, and it takes around four hours by bus. Buses are available from the Guwahati Railway Station to Tezpur from 5 am to 8 pm. The bus fare is around Rs. 200. On reaching Tezpur, participants may avail of the University bus service at the Tezpur Bus Station to come to the University campus (by paying Rs 20), or hire an auto (by paying Rs. 150). Instead of travelling up to the Tezpur Bus Station they may also get down at the Parowa Charali (about 7 kilometers ahead of the Tezpur Bus Station), from where they can take an auto to the University campus by paying Rs. 100. Participants can also hire a shared taxi (app based) at Guwahati or the Guwahati Airport to reach the Tezpur University campus directly by paying a maximum of Rs 3,500. Below is the Google map showing the Tezpur bus station ‐Tezpur University route.