Offered Programmes

Bachelor of Clinical Optometry (B.Optometry Lateral entry)

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Programme Overview

Bachelor in Clinical Optometry is a 4 Years undergraduate full-time programme in which the lateral entry will take place in the second year of B. Optom. The next two years of teaching are followed by one year of clinical training. The programme has an integrated interdisciplinary content with relevant aspects of General Anatomy & Physiology, Biochemistry, Pathology and Microbiology in the Basic Sciences and Physical, Geometrical, Dispensing, Visual and Optometric Optics in the Core courses. There are practical training sessions in Basic Science, Dispensing Optics and Clinical subjects.

Programme Outcomes

  • icon Knowledge of optometry - Students will be able get an exhaustive understanding about the complete visual system.
  • icon Building of Skills - During the course, students will be able to hone their skills and would be able to work in the sphere of health care services with special focus on treatment of eyes.
  • icon Communication Skills and Professional Attitude - As an optometrist, or vision consultant or optician, the students will get an opportunity to enhance their communication skills as this will prove beneficial in their career.

Aims and Objectives of the Programme

The Bachelor in Clinical Optometry programme at BV (DU) MC School of Optometry follows all the recommendations of Indian Optometric Association and World Council of Optometry.

The syllabus for the Bachelor of Clinical Optometry (B.Optom.) Programme aims to prepare a primary healthcare professional, an “Optometrist” who can:

  • iconEstimate refractive errors of the eye and prescribe corrective measures including Spectacles, Contact Lenses, Low Vision Aids and Vision Therapy.
  • iconDetect pathological conditions of the Visual system, which are deviations from normal. Diagnose ocular and related systemic and neurological diseases and refer the cases to other medical professionals for detailed medical and surgical management.
  • iconDesign, manufacture, prescribe and fit all kinds of Optical aids including Spectacles, Sunglasses, Ophthalmic Lenses, Contact Lenses, and Low Vision Aids.
  • iconExamine, diagnose and prescribe treatment for Oculo-motility malfunctions like phorias, tropias and other types of strabismus (squint) and Neuro-muscular anomalies.
  • iconUndertake Public Health Optometry projects and vision screening eye camps in schools, colleges, urban slums, rural areas and also practice occupational Optometry in industries.
  • iconProvide public education on ocular hygiene and related nutritional and environmental counselling.
  • iconOffer a helping hand and or efficiently manage and successfully run any Ophthalmic clinic, Eye department in hospitals, Optician shops, Optical, Ophthalmic industry & trade.

Seat Intake:10

Tuition and other fees including deposits

Every student will have to pay the tuition and other fees and deposits as prescribed from time to time by Bharati Vidyapeeth (Deemed to be University). University reserves the right to revise this fee structure.

S.No Second Year (Lateral Entry)
Regular Merit Category INR Management Merit Category INR Foreign/NRI/PIO/OCI/Merit Category
1. Fees* 1,25,000/- 1,52,000/- US US$ 3675

*The fee shall be revised upwards @5% per year.

In addition to this every student has to pay other fees, like examination fees as prescribed by the University from time to time.


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Key Information


3 Years

  • He candidate should be over 19 years of age as on 31st Dec. of the year of the admission.
  • Successfully completed a Diploma course of minimum two years duration in Optometry from an Institute recognized by Indian Optometric Association and Bharati Vidyapeeth (Deemed to be University).
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Career Prospects

Once the students have acquired a bachelor's degree in Optometry, they can explore career opportunities that are given below. There is no dearth of job opportunities for a student who has completed his bachelors degree in optometry.

  • Optometrist
  • Optometry Researcher
  • Ophthalmologist
  • Optician
  • Vision Consultant
  • Professor
  • Ophthalmic Assistant
  • Sport Vision Consultant
  • Paediatric optometrist
  • Ocular prosthetics specialist
  • Examiner