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.
- 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.
Applications are accepted throughout May and June and the course starts on July 1.
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.
Ten seats per batch.
Rs 2,000 per month