Program Schedule is uploaded, Please note, The NLS-28 Venue is VIT, CHENNAI and NOT Vellore.

The applications for the financial assistance for students attending the symposium will be considered at the venue of NLS-28.

DAE-BRNS National Laser Symposium (NLS-28)

The 28th National Laser Symposium (NLS-28), 19th in series sponsored by the Board of Research in Nuclear Sciences (BRNS), Department of Atomic Energy (DAE), will be organized in collaboration with Indian Laser Association (ILA) and Vellore Institute of Technology (VIT) Chennai during January 8-11, 2020. The symposium aims to create a platform for researchers in the field of Laser Physics, Technology and Applications, to interact with each other and also with eminent scientists in the field. The symposium will include invited talks by leading experts, poster presentations of the contributed papers, thesis presentations by Ph.D. Students and exhibitions by the industries in the field. The Indian Laser Association will also conduct short courses prior to the Symposium. The Symposium organizing committee cordially invites all the scientists, engineers and students engaged in the basic and applied research in the broad areas of laser and related fields, to participate in the Symposium.


        Physics & Technology of Lasers        

 Lasers in Nuclear Science & Technology 

  Laser Materials, Devices & Components  

      Nonlinear, Quantum & Atom Optics      

         Ultrafast Lasers & Applications          

             Lasers in Materials Science            

               Laser Plasma Interaction              

            Lasers in Industry & Defense          

      Laser Spectroscopy & Applications     

 Lasers in Chemistry, Biology & Medicine 

 Laser and Fiber Based Instrumentation  

 Electronics & Instrumentation for Lasers 

Venue: VIT Chennai

VIT was established with aim of providing quality higher education at par with international standards. It persistently seeks and adopts innovative methods to improve the quality of higher education on a consistent basis. The campus has a cosmopolitan atmosphere with students from all corners of the globe. The global standards set at VIT in the fields of teaching and research spurs us on, in our relentless pursuit of excellence. Established by well-known educationalist and former parliamentarian, Dr. G. Viswanathan, Founder and Chancellor, a visionary who transformed VIT into a centre of excellence in higher technical education. VIT Chennai is presently spearheaded by Mr. G.V. Selvam, Vice -President.

About SAS - The School of Advanced Sciences (SAS) comprises of four major divisions namely Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics and Social Sciences & Languages. The Division of Physics at VIT Chennai nurtures inquisitive nature of students in various fields of Physical Sciences and Applied Physics with state of the art facilities. The faculty are engaged in active research in frontier areas.

How to reach - Chennai is well connected by roadways, airways, railways to all states. The closest international airport is Chennai International Airport. Chennai is hub of southern railways which has three major stations named as MGR Chennai Central, Chennai Egmore and Tambaram.
Nearby Places- Chennai, the capital of Tamilnadu, located on the Coromandel Coast of the Bay of Bengal, is the biggest cultural, economic and educational centre of south India, with temples, beaches and centres of historical and cultural significance, including the UNESCO Heritage site of Mahabalipuram. The city serves as the gateway to the southern part of India with tourists landing in the city and starting their trip to rest of the region. Pondicherry and Tirupati are nearby famous tourist destinations.


National Advisory Committee
  • Aswal D K, NPL, Delhi
  • Banerjee S, HBNI, Mumbai
  • Bhaduri A K, IGCAR, Kalpakkam
  • Bhattacharyya K, IISER, Bhopal
  • Bhawalkar D D, Indore
  • Chaturvedi S, IPR, Gandhinagar
  • Das Debashis, RRCAT, Indore
  • Gupta P D, Indore
  • Gupta P K, IIT Delhi, Delhi
  • Laxmi Prasad A S, LEOS, ISRO, Bengaluru
  • Lionel Benjamin, IRDE, Dehradun
  • Mohanty A K, BARC, Mumbai
  • Mujeeb A, CUSAT, Kochi
  • Muraleedharan K, CGCRI, Kolkata
  • Naik P A, BITS-Pilani, Goa
  • Nath A K, IIT Kharagpur, Kharagpur
  • Padmanabham G, ARCI, Hyderabad
  • Rajawat R K, BARC, Mumbai
  • Rao D N, UoH, Hyderabad
  • Ravindra Kumar G, TIFR, Mumbai
  • Sarkar S K, SPPU, Pune
  • Sharma S K, NPCIL, Mumbai
  • Singh B P, IIT Bombay, Mumbai
  • Som Sumit, VECC, Kolkata
  • Sood A K, IISc, Bengaluru
  • Srivastava H B, LASTEC, Delhi
  • Umapathy S, IISER, Bhopal
  • Vasudeva Rao P R, HBNI, Mumbai
  • Vinayak Seema, SSPL, Delhi
  • Vyas K N, DAE, Mumbai
Symposium Organizing Committee
  • Nakhe S V (Chairman), RRCAT, Indore
  • Arya Rajesh (Convener), RRCAT, Indore
  • Vinitha G (Co-Convener), VIT, Chennai
  • Prakash Om (Secretary), RRCAT, Indore
  • Manikandan N (Co-Secretary), VIT, Chennai
  • Bandyopadhyay S, CGCRI, Kolkata
  • Bhaaskaran Kanchana V S, VIT, Chennai
  • Bindra K S, RRCAT, Indore
  • Bisht P B, IIT Madras, Chennai
  • Bhanage V P, RRCAT, Indore
  • Chakera J A , RRCAT, Indore
  • Datta Anindya, IIT Bombay, Mumbai
  • Datta P K, IIT Kharagpur, Kharagpur
  • Dixit S K, RRCAT, Indore
  • Jain Rajiv , RRCAT, Indore
  • Jayasankar C K, SVU, Tirupati
  • John Renu, IIT Hyderabad, Hyderabad
  • Joseph J, IIT Delhi, Delhi
  • Joshi Mandar, BRNS, Mumbai
  • Khare Alika, IIT Guwahati, Guwahati
  • Krishnamurthy M, TIFR, Hyderabad
  • Kundu S , BARC, Mumbai
  • Majumder S K, RRCAT, Indore
  • Mishra S R, RRCAT, Indore
  • Moorthy Babu S, Anna Univ., Chennai
  • Ramchandran Hema, RRI, Bengaluru
  • Rapol Umakant, IISER, Pune
  • Razdan A K, LASTEC, Delhi
  • Santhosh C, Manipal Univ., Manipal
  • Sanyal D N, NPCIL, Mumbai
  • Saxena Piyush, RRCAT, Indore
  • Tata B V R, UoH, Hyderabad
Local Organizing Committee

Chief Patron

Dr. G. Viswanathan, Chancellor, VIT


Mr. G. V. Selvam, Vice President, VIT Chennai

Dr. Anand A. Samuel, Vice Chancellor, VIT

Dr. Kanchana Bhaaskaran V.S.,Pro-VC,VIT Chennai

  • Indra Rajasingh (Chairperson), VIT, Chennai
  • Vinitha G (Co-Convener NLS-28), VIT, Chennai
  • Manikandan N (Co-Secretary NLS-28), VIT, Chennai
  • Caroline Ponraj, VIT, Chennai
  • Das Sanjit , VIT, Chennai
  • Dutta Atanu , VIT, Chennai
  • Gopinath M, VIT, Chennai
  • Kennedy John L, VIT, Chennai
  • Navamathavan R, VIT, Chennai
  • Sarma Arun Kumar, VIT, Chennai
  • Sarma Bornali , VIT, Chennai
  • Punithavelan N, VIT, Chennai
  • Thyagu Nirmal , VIT, Chennai
  • Jain Rajiv NLS Webmaster, RRCAT, Indore
  • Misra Pankaj Treasurer ILA, RRCAT, Indore
  • Prakash Om Secretary NLS-28, RRCAT, Indore
  • Saxena Manoj K Treasurer NLS-28, RRCAT, Indore
  • Saxena Piyush Secretary ILA, RRCAT, Indore

Paper Submission

Authors are requested to submit a full-length manuscript in the specified format by October 23, 2019 as per the guidelines and instructions provided in NLS-28 website( Use MS word 2007 or higher version in ‘.doc’ format. The length of the manuscript should be at least 2 pages and not more than 4 pages (including figures, references, tables etc.). A separate short abstract (maximum 100 words) as per the guidelines provided in NLS-28 website, should also be submitted.
Ph.D. students who have submitted their thesis in the topics of interest of symposium, or expect to submit the thesis by October 31, 2019 and those who have been awarded Ph.D. degree after January 1, 2019 are eligible for thesis presentation. Those interested should send a four-page summary of their thesis by October 23, 2019 along with a certificate from Ph.D. guide specifying date of submission of thesis or award of the degree.
A ‘Book of Abstracts’ containing abstracts of peer reviewed contributed papers, invited talks and thesis summaries along with a CD containing full manuscripts, will be made available to the participants during symposium. A poster board of area of 1 m x 1 m will be provided for each poster presentation.
The invited talks, papers selected for the "Best Poster Award" and articles based on the work of "Best Thesis Award", will be published in Kiran, the ILA Newsletter.


Hostel accommodation on sharing basis will be provided to the student participants. Other participants can be accommodated in hotels in single / double occupancy rooms. For more details about the hotels, please visit the NLS-28 website. All accommodation requests should be uploaded on the NLS-28 website. Please note that accommodation in hotels would be provided only after receipt of an advance payment. Participants can book the accommodation using the link provided on the symposium website.

Hostel/Hotel Accommodation (Revised)

SrNo. Category   Amount  
1Type I: Non-AC Hostel Room (Sharing)  ₹ 550
2Type II: Hotel AC Room (Double Occupancy) ₹ 1,000
3Type III: Hotel AC Room (Double Occupancy) ₹ 1,750
4Type IV: Hotel AC Room (Single Occupancy) ₹ 3,000

ILA Short Courses and Exhibition

The Indian Laser Association (ILA), the collaborator of NLS-28, will organize short tutorial courses during January 6-7, 2020 at the conference venue. ILA will announce the details of these courses separately.
ILA will award prizes for the “Best Thesis” and “Best Poster” presentations. ILA is also organizing an industrial exhibition for lasers and related products during NLS-28. The annual general body meeting of ILA will also be held during the symposium.
For updates of NLS-28 and ILA courses, please visit the symposium website ‘’

ILA Short Course Details     ILA Course-1 Details    ILA Course-2 Details    ILA Exhibition Details

Financial Assistance

Financial assistance towards registration fee and travel by train (sleeper class) by the shortest route can be provided to a limited number of deserving students. Applications for the assistance with a letter of recommendation from research guide / head of the department and addressed to the Convener, NLS-28 should reach on or before December 7, 2019.


1.Students ₹ 1,000
2.Delegates from educational institutes and Govt. organizations  ₹ 3,000
3.Delegates from public sector undertakings and Industries  ₹ 6,000

For payment of registration and accommodation fee please see the details on the NLS-28 website. Registration fee and advance amount for accommodation booking will be accepted through electronic bank transfer into NLS-28 account. Details will be available on the website.


 Poster   Brochure    Guideline for Preparation of Abstract (doc)   Manuscript (doc)


Paper/Thesis Submission Commencement : September 9, 2019

Paper Submission Deadline : October 23, 2019 October 30, 2019

Thesis Submission Deadline : October 23, 2019 October 30, 2019

Intimation of Paper/Thesis Acceptance : November 24, 2019

Last Date of Registration with Payment : November 30, 2019 December 20, 2019

Accommodation Request with payment: December 07, 2019 December 20, 2019

Address for Correspondence

Shri Rajesh Arya,
Convener, NLS-28,
Laser Electronics Division
R & D Block-H
RRCAT, Indore - 452 013
☎ Tel: 0731- 244 2680

Dr. G. Vinitha,
Co-Convener, NLS-28,
Division of Physics
School of Advanced Sciences,
VIT, Chennai - 600 127
☎ Tel: 044-39931247

Dr. Om Prakash,
Secretary, NLS-28
Fiber Grating Lab, FSOSS
R & D Block – C3
RRCAT, Indore - 452 013
☎ Tel: 0731-244 2472

Dr. N. Manikandan,
Co-Secretary, NLS-28
Division of Physics
School of Advanced Sciences,
VIT, Chennai - 600 127
☎ Tel: 044-39931280


For ILA Courses
Mr Piyush Saxena

Secretary - ILA
RRCAT, Indore - 452 013
☎ Tel: 0731- 244 2422

For NLS info on web
Shri Rajiv Jain,

RRCAT, Indore – 452 013
☎ Tel: 0731 - 244 2678