The ISID is located in the south of Delhi, in the Vasant Kunj Institutional Area which roughly falls in an area surrounded by Vasant Kunj, The Bio-Diversity Park, Vasant Vihar, and Jawaharlal Nehru University.
Some landmarks close to the Institute are the Vasant Kunj Police Station, Delhi Public School (Vasant Kunj), and Hotel Grand. Among the prominent neighbours of ISID are:
- National Book Trust (NBT);
- TERI University (immediate neighbour); and
- International Centre for Alternative Dispute Resolution (ICADR).
A new landmark that has recently come up is the DLF Place/Emporio Malls. The Vasant Kunj Institutional Area lies on the backside of these Malls.
One can reach the Institute by taxi, auto rickshaw or bus. From the domestic airport it is a 20-minute drive to ISID via Mahipalpur-Mehrauli Road. Pre-paid taxi fare is Rs. 300.
The principal bus connection is provided by Route No. 604 which starts from New Delhi Railway Station (Ajmeri Gate Side). The nearest bus stop is close to the Vasant Kunj Police Station from where the Institute is a 15 minute walk. All the three major railway stations in Delhi and the Inter-State Bus terminuses have pre-paid auto/taxi booths operated under the control of the Delhi Traffic Police. In case travel is done by auto rickshaw or taxi, the driver should be told to approach Vasant Kunj through Nelson Mandela Marg (or the Vasant Vihar side of JNU) and then the guide map given above may be used to find the way. You may like to carry a print out of this page for easy reference and for explaining to the Taxi/Auto driver.
The auto rickshaw fare from different stations and inter-state bus terminuses to the Institute should range from around Rs. 100/- to a maximum of Rs. 150/-.
The Institute’s signboards are placed at strategic points as indicated in the above map. In case of any difficulty, one can always call us at 011-26891111 for directions.