Thursday, August 18, 2011

Coimbatore comes up with Vasan Institute of Ophthalmology and Research - Indianinfoline

Vasan Eye Care, the super specialty eye care hospital from the Vasan Healthcare Group today officially inaugurated the Vasan Institute of Ophthalmology and Research at a grand function in Coimbatore. The institute was inaugurated in the presence of Mr. Dwarakanathan, Executive Director, Vasan Institute of Ophthalmology & Research and Mr. Sudheer S, Director, Vasan Eye Care. Smt. R Nandhini, Managing Director, Chandra Group - Coimbatore was the chief guest.  Guest of Honour, Honorable Vice Chancellor of Bharathiar University Dr C Swaminathan lighted the Kuthuvilakku symbolically inaugurating the institute.
The Vasan Institute of Ophthalmology and Research would offer the following courses in optometry (primary eye care profession) and hospitality management (for all service industry) through its Chennai, Trichy, Bangalore and the newly launched Coimbatore centre:

    A four-year B.Sc. Optometry course, affiliated to Bharathiar University, Coimbatore.

This course aims to raise qualified optometrists to cater to primary eye care needs in eye hospitals.

    1 Year PG Diploma in Hospitality Management affiliated to Bharathiar University, Coimbatore

This course exposes students to professional education in service management in any service industry like Hotels, Travel and Tourism or hospitals.

    6 months certificate course in ophthalmic assistance.

This course opens up avenues for students with a basic degree to pursue clinical support services which are in great demand across the country
Chennai, Trichy and Bangalore campuses offer the following courses in the same syllabus.

    A three-year B.Sc. Optometry Technology course, affiliated to Tamil Nadu Dr.MGR Medical University, from Chennai campus.
    A two-year Advanced Diploma in Optometry affiliated to Hindustan University

Students who have cleared their 12th / 10th examinations with a good score and have had a science background are eligible to apply for the courses. All Admissions would be based on an entrance test and aptitude test.
Commenting on the launch of the new institute, Mr. Dwarakanathan, Executive Director, Vasan Institute of Ophthalmology & Research said, “This is a proud moment for all of us! With the launch of this new institute, we now extend the famous and trusted Vasan legacy to the aspiring young generation who want to build a career in the healthcare industry. Our experts, having years of practical experience in the field, will train and mould students to meet the growing industry standards and demands.”
The unique feature of the institute will be the DNA of the education which focuses more on behavioral, and personality grooming along with core medical education
Mr. Sudheer S, Director, Vasan Eye Care said, “Optometrists are the primary contact point for every patient who walks into any super specialty eye hospital and are thus a crucial link in the process of comprehensive eye care. Vasan foundation intends setting up such institutes across the country to help meet the growing demand for quality eye care professionals.”

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