Due to severe financial constraints, the Organizing Committee will be able to provide limited financial support only to a small number of participants. This support would be limited to  (a) waiver of the registration fee, and / or  (b) free accommodation in modestly furnished  guest houses. A small number of participants will also be given partial support for travel expenses from home institutions to Pune and back.  The decision of the OC will be conveyed before May 25, 2005 to the participants who have sent their requests to the Secretariat. Preference will  be given to applicants below the age of 35 coming from countries which are members of IUPAP.