Manipal OSA Student Chapter is a relatively new addition to the Optical Society Of America located in a small academic town of Manipal, Karnataka, India. The chapter was established under the guidance of Dr.K. K. Mahato, Head Of Department of Biophysics and Dr.Nirmal Mazumder from The School Of Life Sciences, Manipal Academy of Higher Education.

The Chapter at present has about 55 members and is actively involved in promoting science to the young minds at school, undergraduate and postgraduate levels with various popular science events, science day exhibits, screening of noble laureate lectures, traveling lecturer programs, outreach visits to neighbouring schools and membership drives.