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.
- 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.
Applications are accepted throughout June and the course starts on August 1.
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)
Fifteen seats per batch.
Starts at Rs 4,000 per month including board and mess fees.