Plan Your Stay

Plan Your Stay / Dos and Don'ts

Dos and Don'ts

Do's:

  • A proper Visa to enter and stay in India is a must. Make sure your all your documents are complete and secured.
  • Be apprised of the campus rules and regulations of your institute.
  • It is advisable to obtain adequate travel and health insurance.
  • Take personal responsibility for your travel choices, your safety, finances and behaviour overseas, including obeying the laws of the country.
  • Organise your finances to cover your planned travel.
  • Protect your passport and report it promptly if it is lost, stolen or damaged.
  • Make sure your passport is valid (with at least six months validity from your planned date of return and will not expire while you are in India.
  • Make copies of your passport (including visa pages), insurance policy, traveller's cheques, visas and academic documents. Carry one copy in a separate place away from the originals and also leave a copy with someone at home.

Don'ts:

  • Don't break the law or indulge in unlawful activities
  • Don't enter places of worship without moderate dressing and shoes on.
  • Don't walk over or touch books or newspapers with your feet. For Indian people they are a metaphor of God's learning, considered sacred.
  • Don't smoke or drink alcohol in public.