B.Sc in Optometry
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30 May 2019 - 15:22, by , in UG, Comments off

It is a 4 years long UG level Bachelor of Science course. The academic program is 3 years long. The academic program is followed by 1 year long internship program. After completing the academic program, a student must complete the internship program. Only then will one get the Degree and be called a qualified Optometrist.

Eligibility criteria: Candidate should have passed 10+2 Science stream with Physics, Chemistry, Biology and English subjects. Minimum aggregate marks required is 45% (may vary from one institute to another).

Admission process: Admission is based on marks scored by candidates in board examination and state entrance test/relevant entrance test. Few institutes also follow direct admission process. Some reputed institutes are known to have their own private entrance exam to select candidates.

Note: Students who have completed 2 years long Diploma in Optometry course may secure admission directly in 2nd year of B.Sc. Optometry program. This entry is known as the lateral entry.

DIploma in Optometry

It is a 2 years (3 years long in case of some institutes) long Diploma certificate program. D Opt holders may make use of lateral entry and join 2nd year of B.Optom. or B.Sc. Optometry courses. Though D Opt course is job oriented, pursuing Bachelor’s Degree courses mentioned above will help one climb up the career ladder in a better way!

Many times, this course is also known as Ophthalmic Technology course.

Eligibility criteria: Candidate should have passed 10+2 standard. Few institutes allow admission to 10th passed students too (3 years long course). Minimum aggregate marks required is 45% (may vary from one institute to another).

Admission process: Admission is based on marks scored by candidates in board examination. Few institutes also follow direct admission process.