The website will be an information portal. The UI needs to be neat n clean with no fancy features, so that it can load fast.
The site will have user profiles, and features available to them.
A good search needs to be incorporated in the website.
The information has to be copy protected (Prevent copy paste, etc), so any work done towards it in the past will be a huge plus. (Extremely important)
Any experience in building a similar portal will be extremely beneficial.
It will be a plus point if the web designer is Bangalore based (Not a constraint though).