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Overview

B.Sc. Optometry program is a four-year degree program including one-year compulsory internship that deals with the examination, diagnosis, treatment and management of diseases and disorders of the visual system. It is a vision care science.

One can also define it as the science of eye equipment (including lenses and spectacles) which is imbued with the idea of improving the vision of the human eye and remove obstacles of sight which an individual may experience. This is a dynamic and challenging career, which allows one to help people, achieve personal growth, and earn community respect, with financial success thus offering unlimited opportunities.

The program is envisaged to develop multipurpose ophthalmic manpower at allied health level. The training will enable a student to become competent in providing service as an Optician, Optometrist, Refractionist and Ophthalmic Assistant to the community in urban, semi-urban, rural setting excluding private, semi-Governmental and Governmental sectors. In the past decade, a fundamental shift has occurred in healthcare delivery, largely due to advances in science and technology. There is a huge dearth of trained ophthalmic manpower using advance technology in vision care science.

Scope and Career Options are:

  • Assist ophthalmologists in hospital clinic
  • Practice in optical establishments
  • Run optical commercial establishments.
  • Have excellent job opportunities overseas.
  • Offer clinical services to multinationals dealing, with the manufacturing and distribution of ophthalmic lenses, contact lenses and ophthalmic instruments.
  • Start manufacturing unit for optical lenses.
  • For those interested in higher studies can join for M.Sc. and PhD programs and take up teaching Optometry as a career.

Admission Procedure

Program & Eligibility
Program:

B. Sc. in Optometry

Duration of the Program:

Three Years + One Year Internship

Eligibility:

Pass in Plus Two with 60% Aggregate Marks in Physics, Chemistry, Biology & English.

Application Fees

Online Application Fees : Rs. 750/- (Rupees Seven Hundred and Fifty Only)

Entrance Examination Details

Exam will be of objective type. Each Multiple Choice Question will consist of a stem and four options, labelled A, B, C and D. Only one option is correct and for each correct answer 3 mark will be awarded and 1 mark is deducted for every wrong answer.

Total No. of Questions – 100

Total Marks: 100

Syllabus for Entrance Examination

SL. No Subjects Marks
1 Physics 20
2 Chemistry 20
3 Biology 50
4 English 10
  Total Marks 100

 

Duration of Examination: 2 Hours

Syllabus: Based on 11th and 12th school curriculum.

Mode of Entrance Exam: Computer based test to be taken at respective centers.

Entrance Test:

  • Phase 1: July 24, 2022, Slot: 1 (Timing: 09:00 AM to 11:00 AM)
  • Phase 2: July 31, 2022, Slot: 3 (Timing: 04:00 PM to 06:00 PM)
Selection and Allotment of Seats

For all specialties, selection for candidates will be based on the rank obtained in the Amrita Entrance Examination. Allotment of seats for the shortlisted candidate will be based on the performance in the counseling/interview.

Out of total seats for all specialties, 50% seats will be allotted to the Merit category and 50% to the management category including NRI i.e. 15% of seats.

Candidates applying through agents/education counsellors using fraudulent means/ bribery/donations will be debarred to secure admission in any of the courses in Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham.

Candidates are advised to frequently visit the admission page for latest updates.

It is important for the candidate to register their commonly used mobile number/email id. Do not provide email id/mobile number of education counsellors/agents/internet café operators etc. The candidate is solemnly responsible for any negligence.

Note: Once specialty is allotted, a request for a change of specialty will not be permitted. Request pertaining to the same will not be entertained.

Fee Structure
Annual Course Fees – 2022-23
Annual Tuition Fees (in INR) Merit Annual Tuition Fees (in INR) Regular Fee (Non-Scholarship category) Annual Tuition Fees (in US$) NRI First Year Other Fees (in INR) Annual Hostel and Mess Fees (in INR)
150,000 200,000 4,500 36,150 67,000

Note:

  • Merit: Total First year course fees = Rs. 150,000/- + Rs. 36,150/- + Rs. 67,000/- = Rs. 253,150/-
  • Regular Fee (Non-scholarship category): Total First year course fees = Rs. 200,000/- + Rs. 36,150/- + Rs. 67,000/- = Rs. 303,150/-
  • NRI: Total First year course fees = US$ 4500 + Rs. 36,150/- + Rs. 67,000/-. Please note that Tuition Fees has to be paid in US$ ONLY every year.
  • Every academic year Tuition Fees remains the same for all seat categories.
  • Hostel and Mess is compulsory for all UG students.

NB: **All fees are subject to change/revision as per the UGC guidelines (if applicable)

Important Dates
Commencement of Application Form April 1, 2022
Last Date to Submit Application July 15, 2022
Entrance Test-Phase 1 July 24, 2022
Entrance Test-Phase 2 July 31, 2022

Program Overview

Scope and Career Options
  • Assist ophthalmologists in hospital clinic
  • Practice in optical establishments
  • Run optical shop
  • Have excellent job opportunities overseas.
  • Offer clinical services to multinationals dealing, with the manufacturing and distribution of ophthalmic lenses, contact lenses and ophthalmic instruments.
  • Start manufacturing unit for optical lenses.
  • For those interested in higher studies can join for M.Sc and PhD programs and take up teaching Optometry as a carrier.

Facilities at a glance

  • Central Library
  • Hostel Accomodation
  • Sports Facilites
  • Banking Facilities
  • Transport
  • Medical Services
  • Canteen
  • General Store
  • CISCO
  • ICTS
  • Reprographic Facility
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Why Amrita

601-800th

World University Rankings 2020

141

BRICS Rankings 2020

801–1000th

World University Rankings 2020

168th

BRICS University Rankings 2020

5th

India University Rankings 2021

12th

Overall Rankings 2021
ranking
5th Best
University in India
ranking
Amrita Ranked No.1 in India Top 100 in The World
ranking
Topmost
‘A++’ Grade

Contact Us

For Enquiries Contact, 
Manager – Admission Office,
Medical College Building – 3rd Floor,
Amrita School of Medicine,
AIMS Ponekkara P.O.,
Kochi- 682041
Contact Number: 0484 – 2858153 / 2856147 /  2858166 /  2858167 / 2858383 / 2858349
ugadmissions@aims.amrita.edu

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