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About MAHE

Manipal Academy of Higher Education (MAHE) is India’s top deemed to be university comprising 19 constituent colleges, with campuses in Manipal, Mangalore, Bangalore, Jaipur and Sikkim, as well as overseas in Malaysia, Nepal and Dubai. Nestled in the university town of Manipal, a plateau in Karnataka, India, the sprawling main campus is home to over 32,000 students from 57 nations around the world. MAHE hosts state-of-the-art educational and research facilities and is well known in the scientific community.

MAHE is now also an Institute of Eminence, as recognized by the Union Ministry of Human Resource Development.

MAHE and its constituent organization Manipal OSA Student Chapter will be hosting IONS Manipal 2019 at School of Life Sciences.

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About School of Life Sciences, MAHE

School of Life Sciences is an independent institute of MAHE. The school is mainly associated with Education, cutting edge Research, and Diagnostics. SoLS has a robust research team that undertakes state-of-art programs in the area of Aging, Bioinformatics, Biophysics, Biotechnology, Cell and Molecular Biology, Genomics, Plant Sciences, Radiation Biology and Toxicology and is linked to several national and international research institutions. The school offers Undergraduate and Postgraduate courses and prepares students for productive careers in the versatile, dynamic, evolving discipline of Biotechnology. 

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The OSA Chapter at MAHE

Manipal OSA Student Chapter is a relatively new addition to the OSA located in a small academic town of Manipal, Karnataka, India. The chapter was established under the guidance of  Dr.K. K. Mahato, Head of Department of Biophysics, Dr.Nirmal Mazumder, Assistant Professor, Department of Biophysics and Dr. K. Satyamoorthy, DirectorSchool of Life Sciences, MAHE, Manipal.

The Chapter is actively involved in promoting science to the young minds at school, undergraduate and postgraduate levels with various popular science events, science day exhibits, screening of Nobel Laureates, Traveling Lecturer programs, outreach visits to neighbouring schools and membership drives.

While we learn and educate, IONS Manipal 2019 will be a milestone for the chapter and we hope to make it a wonderful experience for all of us!


The International OSA Network of Students (IONS) is an initiative by Optical Society of America (OSA) that encourages student chapters from around the world to organize conferences focused on bringing students and experts in the field of physics together. Sponsored by the OSA, these conferences provide an excellent opportunity to learn from experts in the field of optics and photonics, present their own research, network with peers in the field and to be familiar in the environment of scientific research.

The Manipal OSA Student Chapter and MAHE are delighted to host the first IONS conference of 2019. From 11th to 14th January, we will create a platform for communication between renowned speakers and attendees, where amateurs and professionals alike can learn from each other and implement their collaborative ideas.

Throughout the conference, attendees will learn a wide variety of topics within physics including optics, photonics, laser physics, biomedical imaging, quantum optics and more. Oral and poster presentations will give student delegates a platform to display their research to the peers and open the doors to future collaborations. Attendees and speakers will be able to interact with each other in a leisure atmosphere, thereby creating opportunities to network between institutions, universities and student chapters of OSA. And lastly, social days and cultural night will exhibit the rich heritage and beauty of India in general and Manipal in particular.


We are glad to announce that the OSA Student Chapter at National Yang-Ming University are co-hosting IONS Manipal with us in 2019. We are extremely delighted to have collaborated with them.

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