You should carry sufficient funds (for two-three months) for your initial living expenses.
You should ensure that the airline ticket is correct and the travel itinerary is accurate.
While traveling keep your passport (with valid student VISA) with you at all times.
Ensure that you do not carry another person’s luggage with you or leave your own luggage unattended.
Do not keep valuable articles viz: camera, computer, money, TCs, air tickets, credit cards etc. in your booked luggage but carry them in to your hand baggage
If you have any medical problem/allergies or ailments ensure that you have an updated case file to be carried with you while you travel. In the case of a medical emergency the treating doctor can provide better medical advice by having access to your case file.
If you are on medication take enough of your medicines along with the doctor’s prescription.
Ensure that you have kept all academic and other certificates in original. Also carry English translations of your certificates.
Take a set of photo copies of your all documents including your student VISA and a copy of offer letter for reference and keep these in safe place.
Keep at least a dozen copies of your passport size photographs ready as you might need them.
Ensure that you and your belongings are covered with proper insurance.
Try to learn and know as much as you can about India, its customs, culture and about your institution. You may visit www.tourism.gov.in & www.incredibleindia.org
Essential Items To Carry
Apart from regular summer wears suitable for tropical climatic conditions, students are also advised to carry enough warm clothing (Woolen pullovers and jackets for winters).
A few formal wears, you would be wearing on the special occasions (like presentation, seminars etc).
Quilts, two bed sheets, pillow with covers (or can be purchased in India as well).
Pair of formal shoes, sport shoes and slippers.
A dozen of your recent passport size photographs and bank statement.
Mobile phone (GSM) unlocked- SIM card type (only if required). SIM card can be purchased from designated sources.
Kindly Ensure That You Carry The Below Mentioned Documents In Your Hand Luggage
Valid air ticket
Passport with valid Student/Research Visa
Copy of offer letter
Cash, travels cheques & demand draft
Address details of the University
Contact details of family and friends in your country and in India (if any)