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Manipal University


Manipal University today is in the apex point for providing excellent and finest higher education in Indian. It gifts its students with the best learning environment to discover and flourish to get the knowledge for a lifetime. This university has been producing thousands of academies each year with standard education along with every possible quality. There are over 28,000 students who come from different 57 nations to explore the intellect environment of Manipal University. There are numerous courses offered by this university to the students encompassing best faculty members. There are even off-campuses in Mangalore and Bangalore and in foreign countries like Dubai and Melaka.

Bachelor in Optometry is one of the courses that Manipal University offers to its students. It is a three years program provided with one year of internship. This course here is taught with every required facilities and infrastructures that are needed during the study duration. The other best part about the university is that the students can get all the references, books and journals in the Central Library where there are about one lakh books kept. Best equipped clinical labs are provided to the students so that they may have smooth trainings. Computer labs are also built with fast internet service to let students know about the latest happenings.

Manipal University comprises one of the Asia’s largest health sciences libraries, the world’s best anatomy museums and is linked with various other universities worldwide. Being here is getting the fortune to be an erudite from the pioneer in the higher education degree provider which has a 60-year-old history. This University has also won the IMC Ramkrishna Bajaj National Quality Award and the International Asia Pacific Quality Award in 2007-2008. So it is a great opportunity to be a part of this university to be able to get the higher education that only high-standard college can provide.

Address: Manipal University, Manipal - 576104, Karnataka, India : admissions@manipal.edu

Official Website: https://manipal.edu/soahs-manipal/programs/program-list/bco.html

Admission 2017

  1. Bachelor in Optometry
  1. Master in Optometry
Undergraduate Course
    Bachelor in Optometry - Admission Open 2017/18 !!!

    Manipal University has announced admission open for the Bachelor in Optometry course. All the interested candidates are requested to submit your application before the deadline which is 10th of June. This is one of the greatest chances for you to be in the world’s best known college. Here you will be guided by highly intellectual scholars of the related field. So don’t lose this chance.

    Bachelor in Optometry Overview

    Program Bachelor in Optometry
    Duration 3 Years and 1 Year Internship
    Mode of Admission Direct/Merit basis
    Affiliated to Manipal University
    Admission Available For both boys and girls
    Hostel facilities available Both
    Last Date of Application 10th June 2017
    Course Commencement 28th July 2017

Attention! Notice for Nepalese Students!

This is a piece of information for all the Nepalese students that due to difference in result distribution timing in Nepal and India many Nepalese students fail to reach the deadline for application submission. That’s the reason they get to enrol in many of the colleges. But don’t do that, you have the high chance to be in the best college in India. Wait for the next season for submitting applications and get enrol where you can have a standard education with best teaching faculty.

Postgraduate Course
    Master in Optometry - Admission Open 2017/18 !!!

    Manipal University is a tremendously standard place where the finest education can be explored. The administration is accepting application for the academic year of 2017/18. So if you want to be a part of this university than submit your application now.

    Master in Optometry Overview

    Program Master in Optometry
    Duration 2 Years
    Mode of Admission Direct/Merit basis
    Affiliated to Manipal University
    Admission Available For both boys and girls
    Hostel facilities available Both
    Last Date of Application 30th May 2017
    Course Commencement 16th Aug 2017

Reminder for Nepalese Students !!!

We would like to remind you again about the result timing of Nepali Board and Indian Board many students with the rush to start their next course get to enrol in any of the Indian nursing colleges they find. But we think it is best for you to be in high-standard nursing college with your good results you have obtained. So think twice before getting admission. We know you deserve the best.

Why Manipal University?

The college strives for excellence in the academic and professional fields for the benefit of the students. The institute provides excellent facilities for the better learning experience of the students. Some of the salient features that would attract students are:

  • Healthcare centre with proper hospital facilities to give the students best training experience.
  • Full equipped laboratories to give better practical knowledge to the students.
  • The college provides a modern library with plenty of study materials both online and printed.
  • The library has large seating arrangements with private cabins for the students to study.
  • The campus arena also has the facilities for sports and fitness that includes courts of badminton, tennis, soccer and squash. They also have a gymnasium with all types of equipment.
  • Hostels are available specially for international students they have a separate hostel. MCON provides 100% placements to its students.

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Courses Available

  1. Bachelor in Optometry
  1. Master in Optometry
  • Bachelor in Optometry
  • B.Sc. Optometry is a course offered in the undergraduate degree. Here the students of this area learn about the analysis, diagnosis, treatment, diseases relating to visual disorder and so on. After the completion of the course the students will be able to know about the various types of diseases that lead to the disorder in the eyes. They will be skilled enough to give proper treatment that is needed for certain kind of disease. Every possible idea for improving the problem of human visual system will be taught so that the nurses can identify the causes and proceed further. The area of work is very challenging and complicated as the visual system is a very important part of human life. The nurse here isn’t just responsible to treat the patient but also be a friend for proper guidance.

    • Pass plus two or diploma in Optometry
    • Should have taken Physics, Chemistry and English with Biology or Mathematics as optional
    • Minimum 50% marks previous level exam
    • 17 years minimum during the time of admission
    Course Outline
    1st Year
    • Basic Biochemistry
    • General Anatomy & Physiology
    • Physical Principles of Lightning
    • Ocular Biochemistry & Nutrition
    • Ocular Anatomy & Physiology
    • Geometric Optics
    2nd Year
    • Optometric Optics
    • CEVS & Optometric Instruments
    • Pharmacology
    • Visual Optics
    • Microbiology & Pathology
    • Clinical Practical
    3rd Year
    • Low Vision Aids & General Optometry
    • Systemic Diseases
    • Dispensing Optometry
    • Pediatric Optometry, Binocular Vision & Advances in Optometry
    • Clinics & Specialties
    • Contact Lens
    • Ocular Diseases
    • Occupational Optometry
    • Project Work
    4th Year
    • Internship
    Further Studies
    • M.Sc. in Optometry
    Career Prospects
    • Hospital
    • Clinics
    • Nursing Homes
    • Vision care centers
    • Government Eyes hospital
    • Training Institutes
    • Schools
    • Old Age Homes
    • Orphanages
    • Medical Departments
    Job Opportunities
    • Optometrists
    • Vision care nurse
    • Eyes specialist
    • Vision educator
  • Master in Optometry
  • This post graduate program deals with the comprehensive knowledge and research on the vision system. This course aims to produce professional practitioners in the field of eye care. There are many tools and techniques and teaching methods that are designed to make this course more detail and understanding. The students will have more enhance knowledge of eye and its related structures, vision information, process of vision system and other matters related to vision system. The other thing that the learners of this degree is made familiar with is good examination and diagnosis methods after which they can prescribe Optical glasses , lenses and other medicine for the related problem.

    • 50% marks in aggregate in previous examination
    • Should have passed in B.Sc. Optometry
    • Previous university must be renowned
    Course Outline
    1st Year
    • Advanced contact lens studies-I
    • Low vision & Rehabilitation
    • Pediatric Optometry
    • Occupational Optometry & Public health Optometry
    • Research methodology & Biostatistics
    2nd Year
    • Advanced contact lens studies –II
    • Ocular diseases & Therapeutics
    • Clinical Imaging
    • Dissertation
    Further Studies
    • M.Phil. in Optometry
    • PhD in Optometry
    Career Prospects
    • Vision care Hospital
    • Vision care Clinic
    • Dispensing Units
    • Education sector
    • Optical Manufacturing laboratories
    • Contact lens companies
    Job Opportunities
    • Optometrist
    • Sales Executive
    • Clinical Optometrist
    • Medical Representative
    • Educational Institute Professor/ lecturer
    • Lab/Medical Technician

Fee Structure

  1. Bachelor in Optometry
  1. Master in Optometry
Bachelor in Optometry Fees Table

Registration Fee: Indian INR 10000 for National students & US $300 for International students along with 1st installment.

1st Year 1,44,000 6,400 2,30,434
2nd Year 1,34,000 6,100 2,14,432
3rd Year 1,34,000 6,100 2,14,432
4th Year      
Grand Total 4,12,000 18,600 6,59,298
Master in Optometry Fees Table

Registration Fee: Indian INR 10000 for National students & US $300 for International students along with 1st installment.

1st Year 2,05,000 12,300 3,27,950
2nd Year 1,95,000 12,000 3,11,953
Grand Total 4,00,000 24,300 6,39,903


The university provides an excellent facility of accommodation. Hostels have all the basic requirements needed for a comfort stay such as:

  • Well furnished rooms.
  • Separate hostels for boys and girls.
  • Different hostels provided according to their course.
  • Care takers and wardens take responsibilities of the students.
  • Mess provides homely and hygienic food to the inmates.
  • Recreational and leisure facilities also provided in the hostels.


There are numerous optometry hospitals that Manipal University is linked with. It also places their students in Manipal Hospital which is one best eye hospital in Bangalore. As the students of this university are highly qualified, they even get chances to study abroad or get the placement opportunities in various foreign hospitals. Optometry nurses right after their graduation are placed to the hospitals according to their skills and qualities of dealing with the matter and according to their communication skills too.

The college even during the internship period sends its students to various healthcare firms and let them learn many things under the superior vision and guidance. There are no any nurses who pass from the Manipal University with handful of skills and intelligence to shape up their future.