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Elite School of Optometry, SankaraNethralaya
Shanmugha Arts, Science, Technology & Research Academy
Bachelor of Optometry Program

We are happy to share that from this year we have started Bachelor of Optometry programmein collaboration with SASTRA. We have received 315 applications within three weeks of advertisement. This is indeed a proud moment for Elite School of Optometry and SankaraNethralaya. Counselling was conducted at SASTRA on July 8th and 13th, 2017. We are happy to share that we have recruited 33 students with advice from Dr SS Badrinath, Chairman Emeritus. The team from ESO visited the university on 22nd July 2017 for orientation. This was coordinated by Dr. Uma Krishnan, Assistant Dean, and School for a chemistry and Biotechnology

The orientation program began with Dr. Uma Krishnan welcoming the students and explaining about SASTRA &ESO-SN collaboration and the program structure.

Dr. Krishnakumar R, Principal, ESO welcomed, and congratulated the students and read the messages of Dr. S.S. Badrinath, Chairman Emeritus, SankaraNethralaya and Dr. Kris Vasan, Managing Director, SankaraNethralaya. After the messages, he continued to give a broad overview about the history of Optometry in India and the progress made in the last 5 decades. He also explained about the legacy of ESO and its contribution to the Optometry community in the global forum.

Following Dr. KK's talk, students were shown the milestones of SN through video.

Video messages of Dr. H N Madhavan, Dr. Girish S Rao, Dr. Meenakshi and Ms. AkilaGanesan were played.

  • Dr. Viswanathan presented about the Optometry department and roles of Optometrists at SN.
  • Ms. Anuradha then followed with her presentation on milestones of ESO.
  • Dr. Rashima presented about practice school, clinical postings at SN and Internship for the Optometry students.
  • Dr. Rajeswari enumerated about the applied Optometry courses and its relevance to the first two years of basic science courses.
  • Dr. Rizwana presented about research curriculum and its process during the Optometry program.
  • Ms. Anuradha then elaborated about ESO's community activities and the need for social accountability in health care.

The meeting concluded with student’s introduction, and their feedback about joining the program. Dr. KK also assured the students of constant interaction from ESO through regular planned faculty visits and technology enabled lectures.

The orientation program was indeed motivating to the students who expressed their excitement about joining Optometry and are looking forward to the four great years ahead at the two pioneering institutions.

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Dr. H N Madhavan
 

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Dr. Girish S Rao
 

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Dr. Meenakshi S
 

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Ms. Akila Ganesan
 
 
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