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An annual event which brings together academia for active discussions and fruitful interactions on various aspects of Photonics


International School of Photonics, established in 1995, has been conducting Annual Photonics Workshop, a national event which brings together leading scientists, academicians, industrialists and young researchers in the country for active discussions and fruitful interactions on various aspects of Photonics, for last several years. This annual event is conducted in the form of National Photonics Symposium (NPS) from 2017. The aim of NPS is to enlighten the budding scientists to find newer directions for research through active discussions and collaborative research. We hope to provide the best platform for all participants to exchange the latest and advanced research with other specialists and scholars in the field by bring in the best scientists in India and abroad to deliver invited lectures and plenary talks apart from contributed papers. On 28th February, there will be a special session to celebrate National Science Day. In 2021, NPS is conducted as an all virtual International Conference during February 27 to March 01, 2021, to mark the completion of 25 years of International School of Photonics.

Best Paper Awards

OP 05 – Temperature Dependent Luminescence Study on CMS:Eu Phosphor – Navya Sara Kuriyan

OP 15 – Efficient Triangular Pulse Generation in Typically Designed Silicon on Insulator (SOI) Planar Waveguide – Somen Adhikary

PP 07 – Effect of effusion temperature in the deposition of two dimensional MoS2 by radio frequency magnetron sputtering – Cicily Rigi V J

PP 11 – Investigating Magneto-optic Faraday rotation of CoFe2O4-Au colloidal mixture – Lakshmi B

PP 32 – Vibrationally assisted thermographic response of Sr2NaMg2V3O12:Eu 3+ phosphor: A bifunctional platform for Ratiometric thermometry and safety sign – Amritha Krishnan B

Areas of Interest

  • Nanophotonics
  • Plasmonics
  • Metamaterials
  • Biophotonics
  • Nonlinear optics and laser technology
  • Quantum optics and quantum computing
  • Optical fibre based devices
  • Optoelectronic devices
  • Materials for photonics/optoelectronics
  • Laser induced plasma
  • Ultra fast Laser-matter Interactions
  • Laser assisted fabrication techniques
  • Laser assisted non destructive testing
  • Laser Speckle Metrology
  • THz Science and Technology

Call for Papers

Original research papers are invited for both oral and poster presentation at this International Conference. One page abstract for contributed papers shall be submitted to The best paper award instituted by the post graduate alumni of International School of Photonics will be adjudged by a panel of experts. The award includes a certificate and cash prize. Please visit for the template for the preparation of abstracts and other details.

List of Speakers

  • Prof. Robert Bingham – Science and Technology Facility Council, RAL, CLF, UK
  • Prof. Antonello Andreone – University of Naples “Federico II”, Italy
  • Prof. Ebrahim Karimi – University of Ottawa, Canada
  • Prof. Arvinder Sandhu – University of Arizona, USA
  • Dr. Jana Jágerská – The Arctic University of Norway, Norway
  • Dr. Pravin Walke – University of Mumbai, India
  • Dr. Deepa Kamath Kasaragod- Hiroshima University, Japan
  • Dr. Hrebesh M S – Colgate-Palmolive Company, USA

Important Dates

Submission of Abstracts– February 18, 2021
Notification of Acceptance– February 20, 2021
Submission of Full Papers– February 22, 2021
Last date for Registration– February 24, 2021
Conference dates– February 27 – March 01, 2021

Mode of Payment

Payment can only be done though online transfer.

Account Number: 67394253625
Account Name: National Photonics Symposium
IFSC Code: SBIN0070235
State Bank of India
CUSAT Campus Branch,

Registration Fees

Students – INR 200 + 18% GST
Professionals – INR 300 + 18% GST

Contact Us

Dr. Pramod Gopinath (Chairman, NPS-2021) and Dr. Priya Rose T (Convener, NPS -2021)


Supported by:

  • Photonics Society of India (PSI)
  • OSA & SPIE Student Chapters
  • University Grants Commission (UGC)

Every year, NPS is conducted during the last week of February. The venue of the symposium will be International School of Photonics, Cochin University of Science and Technology, Kochi, Kerala, INDIA

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