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The Sankara Nethralaya Academy
One Year Internship in Clinical Optometry at Sankara Nethralaya Academy, Kolkata
  • To support other Colleges of Optometry who want to ensure Clinical training at Sankara Nethralaya, Kolkata for their final year students.
  • To ensure the externs undergo skills training with standardised program through proper protocols and procedures that will ensure they possess at least the minimum skill set required in General OPD.
Learning Objectives:

At the completion of this course, the student should-

1. Be able to develop skills to provide Comprehensive eye examination.

  • Be able to correct refraction error and provide spectacle prescription.
  • To carry out Ophthalmic investigations.
  • To impart knowledge with regard to common eye diseases.
  • To impart knowledge on treatment modalities from the perspective of counselling.
  • To acquire knowledge about the referral guidelines for Ocular and systemic conditions.

2. Be able to have adequate knowledge to fit, assess, prescribe and dispense Contact lenses for refractive correction.
3. Be able to assess low vision and provide comprehensive low vision care.
4. Be able to do basic binocular vision assessment, help co-manage non-strabismic binocular vision anomalies and make appropriate referral where surgery is warranted.
5. Have knowledge of counselling on Visual/Ocular hygiene, nutritional and environmental modifications.

Learning Outcomes:

On completion of In(Ex)ternship the Optometrist will:

  • Be able to work independently or in conjunction with other eye/health Care professionals.
  • Be able to work in hospitals (both private and public sectors), Optical Outlets and/or work as independent practitioner.
  • Be knowledgeable, skilful and analytical in diagnosis, treatment planning, management of Visual defects and impairments and in co-management of Ocular conditions.
  • Be public educator on Ocular hygiene and related nutritional and environmental counselling.
  • Offer a helping hand in efficiently managing a Clinic or an Optical outlet.
Course Details:
Eligibility Completed 3 years of studies in Optometry
No. of seats 40 per year
Duration One year
Mode of study Full time Regular Rotational Clinical postings in various departments of SNK
Course Commencement 1st week of July
Course fee INR 60,000/- per year
Mode of payment Online Transfer / Demand Draft
How to apply:
  1. Download Course Brochure
  2. Filled in application forms to be sent through Courier or scanned copies to the Program In-charge at SN Kolkata.
  3. Application form to be accompanied by a bonafide certificate from the HOD/ Principal of the College.
  4. Candidates will be called for a written test / Personal interview during first week of June.
  5. List of provisionally selected candidates would be uploaded in TSNA website on or before 10th June.
  6. Selected candidates should pay their fee and confirm their admission on or before 15th June.
  7. In case the selected candidate does not join, the seat will be allotted to the next deserving candidate at the discretion of TSNA management.
  8. Course commencement date will be intimated to all selected candidates.
  9. Attendance is compulsory for all enrolled candidates during course commencement date. All application forms should be accompanied by a Demand Draft for Rs. 500/- payable to Medical Research Foundation, Chennai. Details of the same must be included in application form.
  10. Applications without registration fee will not be considered for selection.
  11. Indian students can transfer their fee amount to the following account:
  12. Transaction Reference Number should be included in application form

Note: International students kindly verify with course In-charge before making online payment.

Last date to receive filled in application forms - 30th May

Course Curriculum:

The candidates will have rotational postings in the following departments. Initially observational, based on continuous assessment, the candidates will be given individual postings under supervision of Senior Optometrists

  • GOPD
  • COPD
  • CL Clinic
  • LVC Clinic
  • Orthoptics
  • Ophthalmic Diagnostics
  • Optical Services
Course Highlights
  • Didactic weekly sessions
  • Guest lectures by expert faculty
  • CME Grand rounds
On successful completion, a completion certificate of Internship will be given. A separate letter citing their specific areas of skill development will also be given.
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Guidelines for Application Submission

Contact Details:

Mr. Venkataramanan Ramasethu
Program In-charge – Optometry Internship
Premises No – 25-3333, Plot no DJ16
Action Area – 2, Rajarhat, Kolkata 700156
Sankara Nethralaya , Kolkata.
Landline no (033) 4401 3000 / (033) 3095 6000

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