Department  of Optometry

Optometry is a paramedical field that deals with eyes, their structures, vision, visual system, and vision information processing in human beings. Optometrists are trained to check any defect in vision, its treatment like prescribing and dispensing spectacles and contact lenses to improve vision.

This is a dynamic and challenging carrier, which allows one to help people, achieve personal growth, community respect, job flexibility, and financial success and offers virtually unlimited opportunities. Being a regulated profession, an optometrist’s scope of practice may differ depending on the location.

The program is envisaged to develop multipurpose ophthalmic manpower at the paramedical level. The training will enable a student to become a competent person in providing services as an Optician, Optometrist, Refractionist, and Ophthalmic Assistant to the community in urban, semi-urban, and rural settings in private, semi-Governmental, and Governmental sectors.

The Department is conducting Two-Years Paramedical Diploma In Optometry and 

Four-year undergraduate program with a one-year internship In Optometry


Duration of the Course 4 years
Number of Seats available 40
Eligibility CriteriaThe minimum age for admission must be 17 years as on 31st December of the year in which admission is sought.Educational Qualification:10+2 with Physics, Chemistry, Biology from recognized board under AISSCE/CBSC/ICSE/SSCE/HSCE or other equivalent Board.Lateral Entry – Candidate having two years Diploma in Optometry shall be given admission directly for remaining seats in Second Year of Bachelor Of Science in Optometry (B.Opto.) Course.Students shall be admitted once a year.
Syllabus Break-upFirst Year (12 months)General Anatomy & Ocular AnatomyGeneral Physiology & Ocular PhysiologyGeneral Biochemistry & Ocular BiochemistryPhysical OpticsGeometrical Optics
Second Year (12 months)Optometric OpticsVisual OpticsOptometric Instruments & Clinical Examination of Visual SystemGeneral Pathology & General MicrobiologyBiostatistics, Epidemiology & Occupational OptometryGeneral Pharmacology & Ocular PharmacologyClinical Work
Third Year (12 months)Squint & Binocular VisionContact LensOcular DiseasesLow Vision AidsGeriatric & Pediatric OptometryClinical Work
Fourth Year (12 months)Internship
Medium of Instruction English


Duration of the Course2 years
Number of Seats available40
Eligibility CriteriaThe candidate must have completed age of 17 years of the age as on 31 st December of admission year. There is no maximum age limit for the admission.Educational Qualification:10+2 with Physics, Chemistry, Biology, Mathematics.A candidate who has appeared in the examination of intermediate (science) is also eligible for entrance examination but must produce the mark sheet or certificates at the time of admission to the course.Students shall be admitted once a year.
Syllabus Break-upFirst Year Anatomy; Physiology, Pathology, Microbiology & Pharmacology.Ocular anatomy Physical ; Physiological Optics.
Second Year Diseases of the eyeMechanical Optics ; Ocular pharmacology
Medium of InstructionEnglish