The Sankara Nethralaya Academy The Sankara Nethralaya Academy
The Sankara Nethralaya Academy
The Sankara Nethralaya Academy
Masters Degree in Optometry (M.Optom)
Course Objectives
  • To make the student a competent eye care professional who will be part of the eye care team and actively participate in the co-management of eye disorders along with Ophthalmologists
  • To assist the student in acquiring in-depth knowledge in various sub specialities of Optometry
  • To introduce new and more precise techniques into the investigation and correction of vision related problems in patients
  • To take up India centric research in specialised fields of vision care like community eye care, Occupational Optometry, sports vision, paediatric and geriatric eye disorders
Highlights of the programme
  • Expert faculty who are renowned professionals in the field of Ophthalmology / Optometry
  • State-of-the-art clinics / labs
  • Focus on Clinical Teaching/Training
  • Intensive Hands-on Learning
  • Access to world class library
  • Attending CME / Grand rounds
  • Reading assignments, Case report writing, Journal reading
  • Submitting papers of publishable quality
  • Conferences/ Seminars / Workshops
Course Details
Eligibility Under graduate degree in Optometry from any recognised University
Duration 2 years full time (Annual Pattern)
Commencement October 1st
Mode of selection Written test, Skill based evaluation, Personal Interview
Application process Application form can be obtained in person or can be downloaded from the website. Duly completed form can be submitted along with processing fee of Rs. 1,500/- by Cash/ DD in favour of “Medical Research Foundation” payable at Chennai
No of seats 15 per Batch
Affiliation The Tamil Nadu Dr. MGR Medical University, Chennai
Career Scope
  • Eye hospitals in public and private sector
  • Medical / Eye Research Institutes
  • Academic Institutions
  • Hospital Administration
  • Optical Instruments / Retail industry
  • Can pursue a career as an Entrepreneur / Freelancer

Last date for document submission:

  • Last date for submission of application - 30th June
  • Entrance test - 3rd week of July (will be updated on website and intimated through e-mail)
  • Will be followed by Skill based evaluation and Personal Interview
  • Shortlisted candidates will be intimated through e-mail.

Documents needed during admission:

  • Degree Provisional Certificate
  • Degree Certificate
  • Transfer Certificate
  • Migration Certificate
  • Eligibility Certificate (to be issued by Medical University)
  • Fees in DD

Note: Candidates are advised to keep these documents ready to avoid delays in admission registration

Download Application Form

Kindly address your queries to:

Principal and HOD,
Optometry Education
The Sankara Nethralaya Academy
(Unit of Medical Research Foundation)
Dr. V.G. Appukutty Campus
No.8, GST Road, St. Thomas Mount,
Chennai – 600 016.
Ph: 044 4908 6000

Details for online payment:

A/C NO: 112001001089459

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