IPC - Venue



The Conference part of the IPC India 2017, scheduled on November 25th and 26th, will be held at Professor Jayashankar Telangana State Agricultural University (PJTSAU). PJTSAU, named in honour and memory of Professor Jayashankar, an eminent educationist and an ardent Telangana ideologue, is the only Farm University of Telangana state. Talks will happen in the main hall during the Plenary sessions and in the main hall and secondary halls for the Parallel sessions. A demonstration pavilion will be open all day for anyone curious about Indian traditional practices and an area will be dedicated to exhibition stalls. If you are interested in showcasing your product(s) or service(s) in this area, please visit our “Book a Stall” page. IPC India 2017 will also incorporate an exciting children's and young adults program this year! To support parents attending the extensive Conference, a concurrent schedule to engage your children in enriching and educational earth activities has been set up for children aged 4 and above. Read more about the exciting and innovative “Children's programme” here.

The accommodation for Conference is mostly at hostels that are close to the venue of Conference. Your travel to and from the venue will be arranged by IPC India. If you are reaching Hyderabad much before the dates of the conference and wish to stay in a hotel, you can refer to this link to get some options for your stay.

Professor Jayashankar Telangana State Agricultural University



Two years ago, Polam was a huge barren land suffering from extreme amount of soil erosion leading to depleting health of its soil. A story of incredible change: this year in November, the young 96-acre farm will be the gathering place of the IPC India 2017 Convergence part. Its custodians, Supriya and Anil Gaddam, always welcome visitors with warm, huge smiles. In 2015, they started developing the land with the strong vision to make it a regenerative, eco friendly and sustainable place. They were highly inspired by Narsanna Koppula, their Permaculture Design Course teacher, and his twenty-year old dense, diversified and abundant edible forest farm situated 10 km away from Zaheerabad. Coincidentally, the same year, Narsanna Koppula’s NGO Aranya Agricultural Alternatives was chosen to host the 13th International Permaculture Convergence and he accepted the offer of his former students to set up IPC village at Polam farm. Since then, Aranya’s team has worked on the development of this site with an ambitious goal: be ready to welcome more than 500 Indian and International participants during five days and provide them with organic food grown at the farm applying permaculture principles all along the process.

The accommodation at the IPC village will be mostly tents on site. Pictures of the accommodations are available on our registrations pages when you click on respective names. These accommodations are subject to change but we'll ensure equivalent comfort in any case!

Polam Farm


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If you have any special requirement or wish to share you accommodation with a friend/your partner/your kids..., please feel free to get in touch at enquiries [at] permacultureindia [dot] org