CMPA 2017 is an annual event of Department of Physics and is fifth in series. This conference is being organized during Diamond Jubilee year of Manipal Institute of Technology. This conference will provide a platform to academicians, teachers and young researchers to interact with distinguished scientists and to know the latest in the field of Condensed Matter Physics. It also aims at kindling interest in the minds of young students to pursue research as their career. It also is anticipated to widen the scope of research and foster interdisciplinary research among teachers.