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About Hyderabad
Hyderabad was established in 1591 AD by Muhammad Quli Qutb Shah. The city has the famous Hussain Sagar lake, which was built in 1562 AD near the centre of the city. It is historically known as a city of pearls, and is one of the most popular pearl and diamond trading centre. It is a world famous city for the ancient structures such as Charminar and Golconda Fort, and  the modern Hitech City and Ramoji Film City. It is highly popular for the delicious Hyderabadi biriyani. It is also called agricultural capital of India, and houses many ICAR institutes (DOR, DRR, DSR, CRIDA and NAARM) and ICRISAT.

Weather
Hyderabad has a pleasant weather in November. The maximum temperature is  around 30° C and minimum 15° C, with 56% relative humidity. 

Host Institute and Venue
The International Crops Research Institute for the Semi-Arid Tropics (ICRISAT) is a non-profit organization that conducts agricultural research for development in Asia and sub-Saharan Africa. 
 
ICRISAT envisions prosperous, food-secure and resilient dryland tropics through partnership-based international agricultural research-for-development that embodies, "Science with a Human Face". 

The venue of congress, Hyderabad International Convention Center, is a state of the art modern facility with a capacity to handle 5,000 people, and over 20 concurrent sessions. It is located at 27 km from Rajiv Gandhi International Airport, 20 km from Secunderabad railway station, and 22 km from Mahatma Gandhi Bus Stand (MGBS).

Presentations
The presentations will cover plenary lectures, invited papers, and oral and poster presentations.  

Currency
Rupee (`) is the national currency of India. All major international currencies can be exchanged at the international airports, 5-star hotels and banks.  

Visa
International participants must have a valid passport and visa. More information regarding rules and procedure can be obtained from the website http://indianvisaonline.gov.in/visa. An invitation letter for the purpose will be issued on request.

Registration fees
Category Early bird Regular Late
PhD students/scientists
from developing countries
$360 $410 $460
IAPPS members/lead presenters
$510 $560 $660
Non members
$560 $660 $760
Indian delegates
`7,500 `10,000 `15,000