The International School of Photonics (ISP) is on the Trikkakara campus of the Cochin University, about 15 km away from the heart of the Kochi
. It was established in 1995 by restructuring and de-linking the Laser Laboratories along with the faculty members of the Laser group from the Department of Physics at Cochin University of Science and Technology. With one of the best laser laboratories in the country, its research areas span from fundamental to applied fields in photonics and related areas. Ph. D, M. Tech, and M. Phil are among the courses offered. Photo-Acoustic Studies, Nonlinear Dynamics, Thermal Lens Studies, Nonlinear Optics, and Neurotechnology are some among the research branches at ISP.