Diploma In Ophthalmic Techniques

 

Group photo of students and faculty

 

Classroom teaching by Dr V C Bhatnagar

 

Procedure demo for optometry students

 

Students screen children’s eyes at a makeshift site

 

Hand-on training: Lacrimal sac syringing by students

 

Practical exam in progress

Global Hospital Institute of Ophthalmology offers a three-year Diploma in Ophthalmic Techniques in association with the Federation of Ophthalmic & Optometry Research and Education Centres, New Delhi.

Leadership

Grp. Cpt. Dr VC Bhatnagar has over 30 years of clinical and teaching experience.

During his long tenure with the Indian Air Force, he led the ophthalmology services at 7 Air Force Hospital, Kanpur, and was visiting professor of Ophthalmology at the Rajiv Gandhi University of Health Sciences, Bengaluru.

Dr Bhatnagar holds post graduate degrees (MS, DNB) and a diploma (DOMS) in ophthalmology, and post graduate qualification in bio-informatics.

Fact File

  • Launched 1999
  • Batches 16
  • Students so far 35

Duration

Two years of teaching and a one year internship, which is done in-house.

Who Can Apply?

The minimum qualification for entrance to this course is 10+2 in the physics-chemistry-biology stream with at least 45% marks.

Coverage

Students train in theory and are taught how to organise outreach programmes.

Stipend

Third-year students receive a stipend of Rs 2,500 per month.

Admission Timeline

Applications are accepted throughout May and June and the course starts on July 1.

Annual Fees

Tuition fees: Rs 10,000 per annum for each of the three years.

Books: Rs 3,000 for the entire course

and a partially refundable security.

Annual Intake

Ten seats per batch.

Hostel Charges

Rs 2,000 per month

Contact

Global Hospital Institute of Ophthalmology
Near Modern Insulators
Sirohi Road Abu Road

Email
Call 0091 2974 228600
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