TE-QIP Symposium to
Celebrate the 2015 International year of light
(31 October, 2015)

Important Dates:

Last date for receiving applications: October 12 19, 2015

Last date for abstract submission: October 16 23, 2015

Intimation of acceptance: October 26, 2015

Symposium Date: October 31, 2015.

Selected applicants:
List 1

List 2

Sample Invitation Letter

Accommodation details of outstation participants

Symposium Coordinator:
Dr Bosanta R Boruah
TEQIP co-coordinator:
Dr Ashwini Kr Sharma
Coordinators of student volunteers:
Mr Prahlad Kr Baruah
Mr Biswajit Pathak
The duly endorsed application form should be mailed to:

Dr Bosanta R Boruah
Department of Physics
Indian Institute of Technology-Guwahati
Guwahati- 781039, Assam, India
Ph: +91-361-2582725

E mail: brboruah@iitg.ernet.in

Programme Schedule

Symposium Poster

Application Form

Light plays a vital role in our daily life and is important cutting across various disciplines of science. Light science and light based technologies have revolutionized the modern world in a number of sectors such as health, communication, energy and so on. Realising the contributions of light science and applications to today's society, United Nations in its 68th session of general assembly in December 2013, proclaimed the year 2015 as the "International year light and light-based technologies (IYL2015)". In line with celebration of IYL 2015, last year's nobel prizes in Physics and Chemistry were also awarded to two different light based methods/technologies.
The department of Physics, IIT Guwahati with the financial support from KIC-CET, IIT Guwahati is organizing a one day symposium to celebrate IYL 2015 on 31st October 2015. The one day event comprises invited talks by renown scientist in the field of optics, report on optics research in the region, panel discussion and a poster session by the participants. The best posters in the student category will be awarded. The symposium is aimed primarily at illuminating the young faculty members and PG students of Physics and the relevant disciplines of TEQIP mapped institutes and thereby motivating them towards the fascinating world of light science and light-based technology.
Symposium Program
  • Registration (8.30-9.00)
  • Morning session (9.00-13.30)
    • Inauguration
    • Invited talk by resource persons from outside IITG
    • Panel discussion on Optics Teaching at the undergraduate level
  • Afternoon Session (14.00-17.30)
    • Poster presentation by participants
    • Reports on Optics research in the region
    • Valedictory
Resource persons
Experienced faculty members from IITG and the nearby universities/institutes working in Optics and related field.
Symposium Material
Reports, slides and abstracts will be provided on CD/printed form.
The symposium is open to teachers and motivated PG students of
  • TEQIP Mapped Institutions
  • Centrally Funded Technical Institutions (CFTIs) in the North Eastern States of India
  • State Government Funded Universities in the North Eastern States of India
Seats that will remain unfilled will be open to PG students and teachers from other Institutions in India. So, the interested teachers/PG students from other institutions may also apply.
Applicants willing to present posters have to submit a 250 word abstract via email before the deadline. The topic of the poster should be on an area related to the theme of the symposium. Please click here to read the guidelines to prepare the poster.
Financial Assistance
A limited number of eligible and outstation participants will be provided 2nd class AC train fare* via the shortest route from the place of work and free lodging and boarding during the symposium period. Candidates attending the symposium in full only will be eligible for financial assistance. For all others no TA/DA will be paid.
* Please note that Tatkal reservation charges will not be reimbursed.
Only outstation participants will be provided accommodation in the guest house or student hostels of the institute (based on availability). Tea and lunch will be provided to all the participants during the symposium.
N.B. Interested candidates may send advance copy (scanned PDF) of the application duly countersigned by the Head of the Department / Controlling Officer (for sponsored candidate) by email. Photocopy of the form can also be utilized
How to reach the symposium venue
The symposium will be held at the conference hall near Dr Bhupen Hazarika Auditorium of Indian Institute of Technology Guwahati (IITG). IITG is located just on the outskirts of the city of Guwahati and is well connected to other parts of the country by road, rail or air. It is around 20 km from the heart of the city and around 40 min drive from the airport. To reach the institute from the city, there is an Institute bus service that runs regularly to and from the city. To know the bus timings to and fro city centre (PanBazar) please click here .One may reach the symposium venue through two gates of IITG campus, through the main gate if one approaches via JayGuru and through the Lothia Bagicha gate if one approaches via Amin Gaon. A detailed map of the venue is available at this link .
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