Sankara Academy of Vision


About us

SANKARA ACADEMY of VISION is the eye care education & training initiative of Sankara Eye Care Institutions – India. The academy provides education and research directed at providing effective solutions for quality eye care.The Sankara Academy of Vision (SAV) was established in 2013 by the Sankara Eye Foundation to train human resources for both Sankara Hospitals as well as other organizations.SAV offers professional courses, programs and consultancy to the entire eye care sector in India. While leveraging internal experts as far as possible, outstanding external faculty/instructors/practitioners are also deployed. Excellent courseware, interactive sessions, demos, fieldwork and ‘hands-on’ (where required) and holistic evaluation are features of SAV courses/programs.


To establish a Centre of Excellence focused on holistic capacity building of eye care professionals to enable them to work towards freedom from preventable and curable blindness. Sankara Academy of Vision looks to reach a high pedestal in eye care education beyond the realm of a training institute or bound to a single geography. Proposed area of excellence would create a value for the diverse range of stakeholders through integrating multidisciplinary research, teaching & knowledge transfer, and outreach & collaboration. The academy offers courses catering to the needs of the optometrists, allied health personnel and ophthalmologists.

Courses Offered

SAV offers the following programs:

1.DNB in Ophthalmology

2.Fellowship in General Ophthalmology and Sub-Specialities

3.M.Sc. Optometry, B.Sc. Optometry, Fellowship in Optometry, Internship in Optometry

4.Diploma in Vision Care Technician (VCT)

Bsc. optometry


10+2 Physics, chemistry,biology or maths recognised by RGUHS


4years (3 years + 1 year internship)

Admission Procedure

Based on Merit, we are an equal opportunities organisation.

Approved by/Affiliated to

Affiliated with Ragiv Gandhi University Of
Health Sciences(RGUHS), Karnataka. Affiliations to national & international organisations like ASCO(Association of Schools & Colleges of Optometry), WCO(World Council of Optometry), IACLE (international Association of Contact Lens Educators)

Other Details

In trhe first and second year of the professional program, course work is concentrated in the basic health sciences(anatomy, physiology, pathalogy, biochemistry, pharmacology and public health), optics and vision science. Students begin their clinical experience in a clinical simulation laboratory, with fellow classmates serving as patients, and then proceed to clinical training with “real” patients. the training includes taking case histories, performing examinations, learning diagnostic techniques, and discussing treatment services. In the third year, students spend part of their time in the classromm and part of their time in the clinical examining patients. Fourth year students continue their clinical training, which may include off-campus clinical externship rotations.


Sankara Eye Hospital,
Campus Varthur Main Road,
Kundalahalli Gate,

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