Centre for Optical & Laser Engineering aims to be a research centre where cutting edge research in the area of Optical Engineering that is currently dispersed in the School will come under one roof. The strong pool of qualified researchers would contribute to manpower and talent development to address the growing needs of this sector. This will also provide one stop shop for industry interaction through projects and consultations. The centre hopes to attract leading researchers and scientists from around the world for collaborative projects, short courses and conferences and seminars. It would thus be a magnet for budding optical engineers starting from the High School and Polytechnics to undergraduates to choose a career in Optical Engineering.