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Karthik Netralaya

Institute of Ophthalmology Private Limited


Please visit www.optometrycollege.org



This institution is an initiative of ‘Netrajyothi Foundation’, a registered charitable trust established in 2000. Its motive is to offer ‘Vidyaadaana’, the greatest gift one can offer and to spread the science & art of paramedical sciences.  Optometry has been the first speciality that is chosen to meet the demand from ever growing scope in visual sciences. Optometry now is an inevitable part of primary to tertiary eye-care system.


NJHS has a tie up with several institutions and the students shall reap the benefits of the educational resources from them. The main associate is its sister organization, a premier eyecare institution, Karthik Netralaya, which is serving the society since 1980. Equipment and expertise available at Karthik Netralaya are available during the educational processes. Students will learn here and also understand that education is a continuous process and shall not stop at any phase of life!




1) B.Sc in Optometry:

Affiliated to Rajiv Gandhi University of Health Sciences, recognised by Govt. of Karnataka.


PUC (PCMB) Course duration: 4 years comprising of 3 academic years &  1 year of compulsory internship.


2) Diploma in Ophthalmic Technology (DOT):

Affiliated to Para Medical Board, Government of Karnataka.


a.   PUC (PCMB)  -  Course duration: 2 years

b.   SSLC             -  Course duration: 3 years



Criteria for Selection of Candidates

1) B.Sc. in Optometry

a)  The candidate should have passed the 2 year PUC (PCMB) or any equivalent examination recognised by Rajiv Gandhi University of Health sciences or the Association of Indian Universities (AIU)

b)  Age at admission should be 17 years completed as on 31st December of the previous year.


2)  Diploma in Ophthalmic Technology (DOT)

a)  Minimum qualification for admission shall be a pass in PUC (Science) /SSLC with good aggregate marks.

b)  The candidate should have attained the minimum age of 15 years  as on 31st December  prior to the  year of admission. Upper age limit is 35 years.


Based on applicant’s merit the selected candidates will receive an interview call, after which the list of selected candidates for the courses will be announced.



Teaching Quality

Both the graduation & diploma programs give the students excellent opportunities to learn various aspects of Optometry according to the stipulated syllabus. Dedicated faculty, time tested teaching methods and practical training are available to them all through the course. Audio visuals media will be extensively used in the teaching processes.


Faculty members with rich experience will take care of the course requirements. Students will have good opportunity to participate in various academic programs of the institutions. Apart from dedicated faculty of the college, the faculty and consultants of Karthik Netralaya will be teaching the students.



Your Study environment

The institution is a modern place to study. It provides excellent learning resources to support your academic work.



Library has wide range of books, magazines, periodicals, journals related to Optometry, Refraction and Ophthalmology. E- learning facility is available. E-journals are an integral part of teaching and updates.


Classrooms & Study Areas

Class rooms equipped with audio video facilities will be used for teaching programs.



About Optometry:

According to WCO's concept Optometry is a healthcare profession that is autonomous , educated and regulated (licensed  / registered ), and Optometrists are the primary health care practitioners of the eye and visual system who provide comprehensive eye  and vision care , which include refraction and dispensing, detection / diagnosis and management of disease in the eye, and the rehabilitation of conditions of visual system.


Optometry is a primary health care profession in great demand, which encompasses the study, prevention & to a permissible extent offer relief to disorder of vision through examination, diagnosis and treatment. A qualified Optometrist can prescribe spectacles, contact lenses, low vision devices, vision therapy eye exercises and get involved in teaching and research activities.


Why should you choose Optometry:

The Job rated Almanac (6th Edition) ranked the Optometric Profession in the upper twelfth percentile of the top- ranked jobs.

As an Optometrist you will earn:

  • Quality of life
  • Professional status
  • Self- employment opportunities
  • Good monetary compensation


Its right for you if you want to do well and achieve your ambition in life as an excellent Optometrist, NJHS is the perfect place for you.


The best 'A' level choice: you will have an attachment to a world class super specialty eye hospital. The regular periodic evaluation helps you to assess your own progress and to know if you are moving in the right direction. It motivates you to work hard and to get good grades. Teachers are committed to your success: they want each student to maximize their abilities to become excellent citizens. They will prepare you to meet the challenges of Expanding primary eye care. You will also have training in all clinical areas, including primary care and specialties such as binocular disorders, contact lenses, Low vision, Ocular disease, geriatrics, pediatrics and refractive surgery.


Advice, guidance and career planning: We have excellent links with trade& employers who will help you to plan your bright future. You will love it here; You will be proud to be a part of such an amazing College.


Career Prospects:

There is an ever growing demand for Optometrist all over the world

An Optometrist can choose to work in the following areas:

  • Independent practice as an Optometrist.
  • Work in specialty eye hospital  as a consultant Optometrist & specialty counselor.
  • Consultant Optometrist in optical trade and Industry
  • Professional services in eye care in trading and manufacturing companies dealing with spectacles, optical, contact lenses, visual aids and various other activities.
  • Teaching in Optometry Colleges.
  • Research and development in Advanced optometry.
  • Farther specialize in various other hospital related activities, including Hospital Management, IT, Business Development, Marketing Management, etc. which have good career prospects.
  • Start own specialty clinic like contact lens, Computer vision, Sport Vision, Orthoptics and Vision Therapy, etc.
  • For those interested in Higher studies,Post graduation in the form of fellowship as well as Masters and PhD programs are available in India and overseas.
  • Administrative career after MBA in Ophthalmic Practice of MBA in Human resource.
  • Job opportunities with multinational eye care companies.



There is an ever growing demand for Optometrists all over the World!!  CALL US NOW: +91 9886789799



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