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.


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


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.


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


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


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

Call 0091 2974 228600


Here you can create the content that will be used within the module.