From Director's Desk

Since its founding in 1992, the International School of Photonics has grown to become one of the flagship , known for the excellence of its teaching, its research, and its service to national and international communities. International School of Photonics is the only Institute in India which offers an opening in core photonic technology immediately after higher secondary studies. ISP currently has more than 150 students of whom 100 are M.Sc ( 5 year Integrated), 20  are M.Tech (Optoelectronics and Laser Technology) and 30 are PhD students. Our programs centered on research, knowledge development, building leadership skills and participation in community service activities help students become successful in their careers in addition to providing them with an exciting and enriching campus experience. Most of the students are interned in reputed firms and universities around the globe through which they are accustomed to core practical knowledge and recent trends in photonics.

– Dr. Kailasnath M ( Head of Department, ISP CUSAT)



Why Photonics ?

The use of “light” is reshaping our world. Recent advances in photonics for communications, imaging, health care and medicine, defence, optics and electronics have all contributed to spectacular new applications in every corner of our lives. And it is not going to stop. Photonics companies, which supply optical components, systems and software, are growing spectacularly. All these companies need graduates and experts to design, manufacture and test photonics components. Scientists, engineers and technicians with training in photonics and related technologies are in high demand. There is and will continue to be a big global demand for skilled people with photonics training. This leads to exciting, rewarding and highly paid careers. Opportunities in photonics will be with us for many years. Photonics now is where electricity was in the late 1800s. The possibilities are immense, no doubt about that.

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Placement Statistics at ISP

Students passing out from International School of Photonics find themselves in plush jobs. Some students opt to go for higher studies or reasearch oriented works. The placement records as of 2015 are as shown….


International Year of Light 2015

International Year of Light

The International Year of Light is “a global initiative adopted by the United Nations to raise awareness of how optical technologies promote sustainable development and provide solutions to worldwide challenges in energy, education, agriculture, communications and health. IYL 2015 opening ceremonies was held on 19–20 January 2015 in Paris.UNESCO delegates from Ghana and Mexico introduced the proposal to the Executive Board, explaining the motivation and mission underlying the International Year of Light. The resolution was adopted by the Executive Board joined by co-signatories from a further 28 Board Members.[2] The resolution proposing an IYL 2015 was placed before the 190th Session of the UNESCO executive board held in Paris from 13–18 October 2012 by Ghana, Mexico, and the Russian Federation (Board Members) and New Zealand (UNESCO Member State).

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