- Mode: Full time
- Duration: 4 Years
a. Basic Medical Sciences :
(i) To achieve a general understanding of human biology.
(ii) To achieve in-depth knowledge of science related to Optometry and Ophthalmology (Anatomy, Physiology, Biochemistry, Pharmacology, Microbiology and Optics).
b. Clinical: The objectives of the clinical work are to enable a candidate to work under the supervision of an ophthalmologist and optometrist so as to understand anatomical, physiological basis of clinical ophthalmology and its implications and applications in optometry and to enable him to:
(i) Practice independently in hospital, clinics and in the community to execute an integrated approach of promotive, preventive, diagnostic and rehabilitative aspects of ophthalmic care.
(ii) Develop skills to carry out various ophthalmic investigations as directed.
(iii) Assess disorders of ocular motility and uniocular and binocular functions and give orthoptic and plenoptic exercises as directed.
(iv) Perform refraction and making of glasses.
(v) Assess contact lens patients and fit contact lenses in various conditions independently.
(vi) Maintain records of patients, investigation and treatment, follow up records.
c. Machinery and equipment: To enable the students to understand the principles of equipment used in ophthalmology, perform routine optometry investigations.
Admission will be made entirely on the basis of performance of candidates at the Entrance Examination
A candidate is eligible to appear in Entrance Examination if he/she:
(i) is an Indian citizen.
(ii) has attained or will attain the age of 17 (seventeen) years as on the 31st of December of the year of admission (2018). [Candidate born or after 2nd January 2002 are NOT eligible to apply.]
(iii) should have passed 10+2 or equivalent examination with English, Physics, Chemistry and either Biology or Mathematics.
(iv) has a minimum aggregate marks required in qualifying examination i.e. 10+2 or equivalent: 50% for Gen / OBC (45% in case of SCs / STs Categories) in aggregate in English, Physics, Chemistry and either Biology OR Mathematics.
a) Candidates who are to appear in a 12th class examination under 10+2 system or an equivalent examination in March/April 2018 and whose results are likely to be declared before 30th June 2018 are also eligible to apply for B.Sc. Optometry, B.Sc. Medical Technology in Radiography, B.Sc. Dental Assistant, B.Sc. Dental Hygienist, B.Sc. Operation Theatre Technology, B.Sc. Nuclear Medicine, B.Sc. Respiratory Therapy, B.Sc. PFT Technician, B.Sc. Bronchoscopy Technician and B.Sc. Sleep Lab Technician Courses.
b) Candidates who are due to appear at the qualifying examination, or have already appeared and are awaiting the result, can also apply for admission. But such candidates must furnish proof of passing the qualifying examination with requisite percentage of marks and subjects at the time of admission, failing which their candidature will be cancelled.
The candidate must have:
(i) Passed 12th class under 10+2 system of education or an equivalent examination from a recognised Board/University. (Those who have passed 10+1 on or before 1986 are also eligible.)