Kashyap Memorial Eye Hospital is the 1st NABH accredited eye superspeciality hospital in North,East and West Zone of India. It is also ISO 9001-2008 Certified

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Diploma in Ophthalmic Techniques (DOT)

The Federation of Ophthalmic Research and Education Centres is an organization, which has been created to promote ophthalmic services, education and research and establish group practices. There are 45 Centres in India and Kashyap Memorial Eye Hospital is one of the Centers from Jharkhand. It is recognized by All India Ophthalmological Society for fellowship for Retina and Cataract by the Academic Research Council.

Diploma in Ophthalmic Techniques (DOT)
Course approved by Director General of Health Services, Government of


The purpose of the course is to develop manpower, which could be utilized for the implementation of National Programme of Visual Impairment and Control of Blindness. This training will enable the trainee to become a competent person in providing service in ophthalmic techniques to the community in Urban, Semi-Urban and Rural settings.


  • To prepare the students to assist the eye specialist in big Eye Hospitals, Eye Health Care Units etc.
  • To enable student to prescribe eyeball exercises to squint eyed patients and those with muscular imbalances.
  • To enable students to estimate errors of refraction and able to prescribe glasses under supervision.
  • To enable students to get themselves self-employed as opticians, optometrists and refractionists.
  • To enable the student to maintain ophthalmic equipment.

  • Academic Session

  • The course commences on 1st November every year.
  • This is full time course.
  • The duration of the course is of three years, divided into six semesters including one year of compulsory     practical and clinical training (apprenticeships)

  • Admission Procedure
    Eligibility :

    1. Admission to the course will be made once year. The candidate should have passed class XII or an equivalent examination with Physics, Chemistry and Biology with an aggregate of 45% marks. If the candidate has also passed in mathematics beside the above subjects, it will be considered as an additional qualification and preference will be given to such candidates.

    2. Candidate who have passed 10+2 of CBSE or any other Board in Ophthalmic Techniques (as a Vocational Courses) are also eligible. They would be given preference in admission, if otherwise found suitable.
    Note : 45% marks in aggregate in Physics, Chemistry and Biology or in the subjects of Ophthalmic Techniques are essential. The candidates will required to attend interview at their own expense.

    The candidate should have attained the of 17 years on 1st November of the year of admission.

    Applications will be invited in the month of August-September each year.

    Number of Candidates
    The number of candidates normally will be not less than four and not more than twelve per year in any Institution. Total 6 nos. of seats are allotted for Kashyap Memorial Eye Hospital.