STAM 20 will be held at Mar Athanasius College, Kothamangalam. The Conference venue, situated in the sprawling 65-acre campus of the College, in the foothills of the scenic Western Ghats is easily accessible by air, road and rail. The Cochin International Airport is just 33 km away. The nearest railway station is Aluva, at a distance of 35 km.
Adding lustre to the scholarly atmosphere is the ambience of tropical Kerala situated in the south west of India, known popularly as God’s Own Country. The college, nestled in the foothills of Western Ghats, renders a unique setting for anyone who appreciates splendor and serenity. With a substantial religious minority population, Kerala is known for its tolerance and commitment towards the diversity of the country thus paving a secular path for progress in India. We hope to bring together the divine blend of academia, nature and culture, along with stimulating discussions during the event.
Kothamangalam is known as the Gateway to High range of Kerala. The Munnar Hills, Bird Sanctuary, Thattekad and the Periyar Tiger Reserve at Thekkady are nearby attractions of Kothamangalam. The Munnar hill station which is a gorgeous slice of heaven is around 80 kilometres from Kothamangalam, that will beguile and make your trip to Kerala one that you will always remember.
A name in every traveler’s list, Kerala truly makes an all-encompassing stopover with beaches, hill stations, valleys, shola forests, backwaters and many noted archeological marvels to visit. With good climate for most of the year and a spectrum of six seasons to offer, the state is an indispensible destination for people from world over. For more details on tourism, visit https://www.keralatourism.org
Local transport from Airport/Railway station to the place of accommodation will be arranged (on request only) for the registered participants on payment basis. Delegates making hotel reservations through the conference secretariat will be provided transport to the conference venue and back.