Centre for Photonics and Nanotechnology (PAN) was established on January 4th, 2010 inaugurated by Mr. Veerapandi S. Arumugam, Former Minister for Agriculture, Govt. of Tamilnadu and Dr. Poongothai Aladi Aruna, Former Minister for Information Technology, Govt. of Tamilnadu in the presence of the Chairman Sri C. Valliappa, the Secretary Sri A. Dhirajlal, the Principal Dr. P. Govindarajan and all the staff and students of Sona. PAN consists of five staff headed by Dr. S. Saravanan, a Professor of Physics.
Develop the centre to International Standard for Research and Development in Sona College of Technology. Collaborative Research with International researchers in the field of, Quantum dots, MEMS, Nonmaterial, Solar Technology, Crystal growth for NLO crystals, OLED and Biotechnology.