32nd meeting of Indian Association for General Relativity and Gravitation (IAGRG32)
Dec 19-21, 2022 @IISER Kolkata
  • Dec 18, 2022: Schedule for Academic Programme, see here
  • Dec 17, 2022: For updated general information and transport logistics, see here
  • Dec 17, 2022: Updated list for accommodation @ Kalyani University Guest House, see here
  • Dec 15, 2022: Updated list of confirmed accommodation @ Student Hostel, see here
  • Dec 10, 2022: Guidelines for talks, flash talks, and poster presentations, see here
  • Dec 2, 2022: List of confirmed participants, see here

Indian Association for General Relativity and Gravitation (IAGRG) was constituted in 1969 and has been active ever since in fostering general relativity related activities in the country. In particular, at the national level the IAGRG meeting is organised every two years to bring together the researchers in the field. The IAGRG meetings are held at various locations in the country and here is the list of past IAGRG meetings.

The Department of Physical Sciences (DPS) of IISER Kolkata will be hosting the 32nd meeting of IAGRG with the theme "Tensions in Standard Cosmology" during December 19-21, 2022. The meeting will have a set of plenary talks as well as the parallel sessions for contributed papers.

Here is the poster of the meeting.

Anupreeta More (IUCAA, Pune)
Shriharsh Tendulkar (TIFR, Mumbai)
Shabnam Iyyanni (IISER TVM)
Ranjan Laha (IISc, Bangalore)
Susmita Adhikari (IISER Pune)
Prayush Kumar (ICTS, Bangalore)
Tapabrata Sarkar (IIT Kanpur)
Kinjalk Lochan (IISER Mohali)
Eleonora Di Valentino (University of Sheffield, UK)

Amal Kumar Raychaudhuri Centenary Lecture
Sayan Kar (IIT Kharagpur)
Vaidya-Raychaudhuri Endowment Award Lecture
Archana Pai (IIT Bombay)
Thanu Padmanabhan Memorial Lecture
Dawood Kothawala (IIT Madras)

Classical and Quantum Gravity
Sudipta Sarkar (IIT Gandhinagar)
Amitabh Virmani (CMI, Chennai)
Sudipta Das (Visva-Bharati)
Surhud S More (IUCAA, Pune)
Gravitational Waves
Debarati Chatterjee (IUCAA, Pune)
Chandrakant Misra (IIT Madras)
Relativistic Astrophysics
Aru Beri (IISER Mohali)
Varun Bhalerao (IIT Bombay)

* Please note that you can submit title and abstracts for oral/poster presentations under Talk/Poster tab in your conference account.

Selected Talks/Posters

For the schedule of selected talks/posters, please see the academic programme here.

  • Registration opens: August 18, 2022
  • Abstract submission closes: November 1, 2022 (closed)
  • Registration fee waiver request closes: November 1, 2022 (closed)
  • Decision on fee waiver requests: November 8, 2022 (announced)
  • Selected talks in parallel sessions: November 14, 2022 (announced)
  • Refund request for registration fee: November 15, 2022 (closed)
  • Deadline for payment of registration fee: November 16, 2022 (closed)
  • Request for student hostel closes: November 16, 2022 (closed)
  • Registration closes: November 16, 2022 (closed)

In order to participate in the conference, it is mandatory to register in the conference portal by creating an account. There you would need to provide some basic information. To complete the registration process, you would also need to pay the registration fee online as given below (unless your registration fee is waived).

Registration fee *:

  • Faculty members: INR 6000
  • Postdocs: INR 5000
  • PhD/MS Students: INR 4000
  • Others: INR 6000
* Online payment will be handled through SBI ePay payment gateway. Depending on your choice of payment mode, you may have to pay additional bank/service charges. Currently, there are no additional charges for using UPI (BHIM or similar) mode.

The registration fee is refundable, sans bank/administrative charges, until Nov 15, 2022. It is non-refundable thereafter.

The registration fee includes all meals (breakfast, lunch, dinner and tea/coffee/snacks) during the conference, conference kits and transportation between the conference venue and the listed hotels and guest house. Please note that the registration fee does not include accommodation.

We have a limited amount of fund to support waiver of registration fee for a few deserving participants, primarily PhD students, college teachers. In case you would like to apply for the fee waiver, please write to the conference email address with supporting details, after you have filled up the registration forms except for making the payment.

Please click here to Login / Register as a Participant.


IISER Kolkata campus is located near the town of Kalyani, at a distance of around 40 km from the Kolkata airport, with limited options for accommodation.

We have arranged shared, rent-free accommodation primarily for the students/postdocs at IISER Kolkata student hostels with shared bathrooms. 

In addition, we have negotiated a discounted rate with a few local hotels and Kalyani University Guest House (at Kalyani town) which are closer to the campus as listed below. For the hotels, the participants are requested to contact them directly and book their accommodations. In order to get the discounted rate, please mention "IISER-IAGRG" while booking. For availing the Kalyani University Guest House, you need to make separate payment online in your conference account. Please note that we shall arrange local pick-up/drop to the conference venue only from these hotels and the guest house.

The accommodation for the invited speakers and parallel session chairs will be arranged at the IISER Kolkata campus guest house.

After you have booked/chosen your accommodation option, please update about the same in the Accommodation tab of your conference account. Please note that without this information it will not be possible for us to arrange your pick-up/drop to the conference venue.

It is advisable to book these hotels at the earliest in order to avail the set of blocked rooms.

Suggested Hotels and Guest House:

  1. Akshara Regency (4.1 km from the campus)
    • Standard: Rs. 1500 
    • Standard Deluxe: Rs. 1875
    • Deluxe & Super Deluxe: Rs. 2250
      *rates are for per night and applicable taxes extra
    Contact: Tapan Kumar Das
    Mobile/Whatsapp - 9330530281
    Email: theakshararegency@gmail.com
    Address: Anandanagar Highway, beside Indian Oil Petrol Pump, crossing the Phoenix factory, Kalyani, West Bengal 741234
    Location: in Google Maps

  2. The Dolphin Palace (1.0 km from the campus)
    • Deluxe (Single): Rs. 1900
    • Suite (Single): Rs. 2850
    • Premium suite (Single): Rs. 3350
    • Deluxe Twin Bed (Double occupancy): Rs. 2800
    *rates are for per night and applicable taxes extra
    Contact: B Haldar 
    Mobile/Whatsapp - 9083250165
    Email: thedolphinpalace@gmail.com
    Address: Balindi, Mohanpur, Haringhata, Nadia, West Bengal- 741246
    Location: in Google Maps

  3. Kalyani University Guest House (9.8 km from the campus)
    • Single Occupancy: Rs. 3000 (for whole conference duration) 
    • Double Occupancy: Rs. 1500 (for whole conference duration) 
    * In order to avail accommodation at the Kalyani University Guest House, please choose and save the appropriate option under the Accommodation tab in your conference account. Subsequently, follow the link there to pay the requisite amount.
    ** Please note that the Kalyani University Guest House will be booked only after confirmed online payment on a first-come-first-serve basis until all available rooms are exhausted.
    Address: The guesthouse is situated inside the Kalyani University campus in the Kalyani town and it is equipped with basic facilities.
    Location: in Google Maps
We may add another few accommodation options later, if needed.


Instructions for reaching IISER campus from airport/railheads or by car:

The meeting will be held at the IISER Kolkata campus at Mohanpur, Dist. Nadia, WB, India. Here is the campus location in Google Maps. You may book your train/flight ticket accordingly.

  • Nearest Airport: NSCBI Airport, Kolkata (CCU) (40 km from campus)
  • Nearest Major Railway Stations: Sealdah (SDAH), Kolkata (KOAA), Howrah (HWH), Santragachi (SRC) and Shalimar (SHM) (upto 58 km from campus)
  • Nearest Railway Station: Kalyani (KYI) (7 km from campus)
After you have booked your flight/train ticket, please update the Travel tab in your conference account to keep us in the loop about your travel plan.

The academic programme for the conference:

* To see the guidelines for the talks, flash talks and poster presentations: please click here

Parameswaran Ajith (ICTS, Bangalore)
Narayan Banerjee (IISER Kolkata)
Suchetana Chatterjee (Presidency University, Kolkata)
Shantunu Desai (IIT Hyderabad)
Harvinder Kaur Jassal (IISER Mohali)
Bhaswati Mookerjea (TIFR, Mumbai)
Anjan A Sen (CTP, JMI, Delhi) (SOC Chair)
S Shankaranarayanan (IIT Bombay)
Narayan Banerjee (IISER Kolkata) (LOC Chair)
Ananda Dasgupta (IISER Kolkata)
Koushik Dutta (IISER Kolkata) (Convener)
Sudip K Garain (IISER Kolkata)
Amit Ghosh (SINP Kolkata)
Golam M Hossain (IISER Kolkata)
Biswarup Mukhopadhyay (IISER Kolkata)
Dibyendu Nandi (IISER Kolkata)
Rajesh K Nayak (IISER Kolkata)
Jyoti Prasad Saha (Kalyani University)
Ritesh K Singh (IISER Kolkata)

The meeting is partially supported by

IISER Kolkata


SINP Kolkata

RRI Bangalore

IMSc Chennai


You may contact us at:

  • LOC Chair: iagrg32 @ iiserkol.ac.in
  • Phone: +91-33 6136 0000 extn: 1163 (during office hours)