The Optical Society of India (OSI) was founded in 1965 and is now a registered non-profit Society. One of the principal objectives of the Society is to promote and diffuse knowledge of optics in all its branches - pure and applied. In this effort, OSI has been holding annual national/international symposia for the last four decades and publishes the Journal of Optics (India) which is presently into its 46th Volume and is now co-published with Springer.OSI is affiliated to the International Commission of Optics (ICO) and represents India at ICO. OSI also has collaborative agreements with OSA and AOS and co-marketing agreement with SPIE.
The purpose of the Society is to contribute to progress in optics and related sciences, and to promote their applications at the European and international levels, by bringing together individuals and legal entities involved in these disciplines and their applications.The mission of the Society is to bring together and encourage the cooperation of all those with an interest in optics, optoelectronics and related scientific fields, to make practical use of research results, and to support the industrial exploitation of optics. To this end, it organizes international conferences, scientific, technical or cultural meetings, training courses, exhibitions, etc., and maintains relations with other societies or organizations, national or international, having similar interests.