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 four-year degree in optometry and a two-year diploma in optometry in association with Singhania University, Jhunjhunu.


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 23
  • Students 175


Two years for the diploma and four years for the degree, including the internship, which is done in-house.

Who Can Apply?

The minimum qualification for entrance to these courses is 10+2 in the physics-chemistry-biology stream with at least 50% marks.


Students train in theory and are taught how to organise outreach programmes. Students may be posted to the hospital’s outreach Vision Centres.


Final-year degree students receive a monthly stipend.

Admission Timeline

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

Annual Fees

Tuition fees: Rs 50,000 per annum for each of the four years (degree)

Tuition fees: Rs 25,000 per annum for each of the two years (diploma)

Books: Rs 6,000 for the entire course

Security: Rs 10,000 (refundable)

Annual Intake

Fifteen seats per batch.

Hostel Charges

Starts at Rs 4,000 per month including board and mess fees.


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

Call 0091 2974 228600