National Conference on Health Professions Education 2017 (NCHPE 2017)
9th-11th November, 2017
Adjunct Workshops on 7th and 8th November, 2017 for UG/Interns/PGT
Conference Venue: Jorhat Medical College, Jail Road, Jorhat, India
Jorhat City is a major urban centre of the state of Assam in India. The city today has evolved to be one of the major commercial and business hubs of the state with growing numbers of shopping malls, restaurants, hotels, residential apartments and educational institutions. The city also serves as the base for tourism to famous places such as the Kaziranga National Park and the World's largest river island Majuli. Centrally located within the state, the city depicts a vibrant Assamese township and culture, making it one of the most preferred places for local people to conglomerate.
Air: Jorhat Airport, commonly known as Rowriah Airport, is located at Rowriah which is within the city itself, approximately seven kilometres from the city centre. The airport has flights to Kolkata and Guwahati by Jet Airways. The airport is controlled by the Airports Authority of India.
Rail: Jorhat falls under the Tinsukia railway division of Northeast Frontier Railway zone. The Jorhat Town Railway Station lies on the Furkating-Jorhat-Mariani branch line, has train services like Guwahati Jorhat Town Jan Shatabdi Express, Guwahati - Jorhat Mariani Inter-City Express, Kamakhya - Dibrugarh Intercity Express, Mariani Jorhat - Furkating Passenger and Jorhat - Tinsukia Passenger. While the Mariani Junction railway station situated on the Lumding-Dibrugarh section is the main railway junction of Jorhat district, which is about 18 km from Jorhat City. Notable trains include Rajdhani Express, Kamrup Express, Brahmaputra Mail etc. connecting the Mariani junction with major cities of the country.
Road: Jorhat is well connected with all major cities of Northeast India. The Inter State Bus Terminus (ISBT) of Jorhat is located at Tarajan, Kotokipukhuri, on the western part of the city, provides connectivity to other parts of the state as well as Northeast with regular buses from ASTC and private operators. Rickshaws and auto rickshaws are the main mode of public transport within the city while the city bus (City Ride bus), microvan (Tata Magic and Mahindra Maxximo) are the other mode of urban transport which provide services from Jorhat city to neighbouring towns like Mariani, Titabor, Teok, Mohbondha and Dergaon. National Highway 37 (India) connects Jorhat with all major cities of Assam. Jorhat also has radio taxi services namely Jorhat City Cab.