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B.OPTOM (LATERAL ENTRY) | Paramedical Sciences


Optometry is the science of dealing with issues and problems related to the eye. A course in Optometry covers every aspect related to understanding the eye, problems, diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of illnesses and diseases, etc. MM(DU) follows the Ministry of Health guidelines and offers lateral entry in Degree courses to diploma holders in Optometry in the 3rd semester to balance the gaps in diploma programs.The program covers both clinical and theoretical aspects. Students would get in-depth understanding and training to treat Cornea, Glaucoma, Low vision, and Retina.

Programme Objective

    • To impart knowledge in ophthalmic and systemic care
    • To create professional Optometrists with a skillful understanding of ophthalmic procedures and definitive diagnoses
    • To nurture professional, ethical and compassionate behavior and standards.
    • To develop empathy and understanding in graduates and create responsible professionals who address the health care needs of the community and work for its betterment
    • To strengthen the communication skills and work on leadership qualities.

programme Outcome

Upon the completion of the course student will be able to:

    • Demonstrating professional and clinical competence in the practice of optometry.
    • Strengthening the critical acumen of students to work efficiently in inter-disciplinary and multi-disciplinary health care projects
    • Nurturing their skills and preparing them for the optical clinic industry & trade
    • Working in the nutritional and environmental counseling domain
    • Efficiency in using modern techniques and technologies for providing vision care


Career Opportunities

Bachelor in Optometry is a top course with high demand from public hospitals and private clinics. The students can also pursue further research or specialization in the field. Students can also choose to pursue Ph.D. or M. Sc. in the subject.


Job Opportunities

  • Optometrist
  • Optician
  • Optics Professor

Eligibility Criteria

Duration: 3 Years (Including 1 year of Clinical Training/Internship)

Provided that the candidate who have passed 3 years diploma (Optometry) after Matric or two year diploma after 10+2 shall be eligible for admission to the B.Sc. (Optometry) in 2nd year through lateral entry.


Course Course Fee 
Indian (INR) International (USD)
Tuition Fee Development Fee
B. Optom (Lateral Entry)
58,850 5000


  1. The Fee will have to be deposited at the time of Counselling.
  2. University Charges will be extra as per University norms.
  3. Fee once paid shall not be refunded under any circumstances.
  4. There will be an annual increase of 7% in tuition fees.
  5. Students Fund for all the students is Rs.2,000/- p.a.
  6. Lifetime Alumni Membership fee is Rs. 4,000/-.
  7. Hostel & Transport Charges will be extra.
  8. Students who wish to leave the Institute mid-stream, will have to deposit the fee for the remaining period of the course as per judgement of the Hon'ble Supreme Court in the case of Islamic Academy of Education and others Vs State of Karnataka & PA lnamdar case.

Merit Scholarships

(Scholarships on the basis of % of Marks in Qualifying Exam)

% Marks Scholarship Criteria (% Tuition Fee Waiver)
90% & above 100%
80 to 89.99% 40%
70 to 79.99% 30%
60 to 69.99% 20%

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