General Information

Student Conference on Optics and Photonics

Motivation behind SCOP

The Optical Society of America (OSA) student chapter of Physical Research Laboratory, Ahmedabad has been organizing annual conference, titled Student Conference on Optics and Photonics (SCOP) since 2016.

The conference addresses various topics in the vast spectrum of optics with major focus on non linear optics and quantum optics. The primary purpose of the conference is to provide a platform for PhD and postdoctoral students to visit PRL, share and discuss their work with peers and experts in their respective fields. In addition, the conference provides a unique opprtunity for professional development and networking, which is beneficial in pursuing a scientific career.
Organizing Committee
Conference Overview
The conference for this year, SCOP-2018, will be held during 4-6 October, 2018 at Physical Research Laboratory (PRL), Ahmedabad. This conference is fully funded by PRL.

With an intend to expand in terms of participation and quality with each year, more number of invited talks are included this year. With the same perspective, SCOP-2018 will be held as a three day conference unlike previous years, which will hence see more participation from all over the country.
The conference includes invited talks by eminent scientists from India as well as abroad. There will be poster and oral presentations by student participants and research fellows. The three days will see an attendance by young Indian scientists, doctoral and postdoctoral researchers as well as a few highly motivated masters students from all across the country.
Registration Fee

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There is no registration fee.

However, participation requires scientific contribution through oral or poster presentation.
Only one author of each accepted manuscript will be considered for participation.

Selected number of participants will be provided with round trip travel allowance (TA) for their journey from respective institutions to PRL by three tier AC train by the shortest route.

We provide local hospitality to the participants.

Online Registration is now closed

Physical Research Laboratory

Ahmedabad, India

October 4 - 6, 2018

09:00 AM – 06:00 PM


Limited Accomodation


On Hot Topics

Invited Speakers

Student Conference on Optics and Photonics

Dr. Soma Venugopal Rao

University Of Hyderabad

Dr. Jagannath Nayak

RCI Hyderabad

Dr. Anand Kumar Jha

IIT Kanpur

Dr. Arup Lal Chakraborty

IIT Gandhinagar

Dr. Nirmalya Ghosh

IISER Kolkata

Dr. Vandana Sharma

IIT Hyderabad

Dr. Joyee Ghosh

IIT Delhi

Dr. Sandeep K Goyal

IISER Mohali

Dr. Kavita Devi

IIT Bhilai

Prof. S. Dutta Gupta

University Of Hyderabad

Dr. G. Manoj Kumar

University Of Hyderabad

Visitors in AMOPH Division

Dr. Israel De Leon

ITESM, Mexico

Prof. Takashige Omatsu

Chiba University, Japan

Event Schedule

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Date and Venue

Student Conference on Optics and Photonics

Important Dates

  • Announcement of SCOP-18: 1st June 2018
  • Last date for submitting abstract: 30th July 2018 Closed now!!
  • Date of acceptance notification: 5th August 2018
  • Last date for registration: 5th September 2018 Closed now!!
  • Date of conference: 4th - 6th October 2018


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Getting to PRL, Ahmedabad

Ahmedabad is well connected with all the metropolises in India via Air, Trains and Roads. The Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel International Airport serves both domestic and international traffic for the city and the neighbouring capital city of Gandhinagar. The airport connects the city with destinations across India. Daily flights are available for Delhi, Mumbai, Bangalore, Hyderabad, Pune, Chennai and Kolkata.
Please check the Indian Railways website for details on train time tables, accommodation availability and fares.
Time taken from railway station to PRL: 25-35 minutes
Distance between railway station and PRL: 9 km
Auto charges from railway station to PRL: approx. INR 180
One can also hire autos, cab through mobile apps like UBER, OLA, MERU, G-AUTO etc.

Reaching PRL

For reaching PRL Main Campus, on landing in the city ask the taxi/auto rickshaw for "PRL, Near IIM Old Gate, Vastrapur".
For reaching PRL Thaltej Campus, on landing in the city ask the taxi/auto rickshaw for "PRL, Opposite to AUDA Garden (or Gotilla garden), Sindhu Bhavan Road, Thaltej"

Contact Us

PRL Student Chapter,
AMOPH Division,
Physical Research Laboratory,
Ahmedabad - 380009
Gujarat, India
Email :,
Phone : +91 79 2631 4960 /4632 /4530 /4943 /4703