Bharati Vidyapeeth University Medical College School of Optometry Established in
July 1998, the School of Optometry has been constituted under the Faculty of General
Surgery and is a part of Bharati Vidyapeeth Medical College, Pune.
In August 2000, the school was the first Institute in India to get affiliate membership
of World Council of Optometry. Many students from Canada, Kenya, Tanzania, Iran,
nepal and Srilanka have been admitted to Optometry. As of (August 2010, Eleven batches)
have completed the course with 286 under graduate and 53 post graduate students
having passed out. A few of them have taken admission to Universities in England,
for Masters and Ph.D. courses. One of the gold medalist is an optometry teacher
in an Institute in Singapore. Many graduates have found jobs in Gulf countries.
In 2003, Bharati Vidyapeeth is the first Institute in the country to have started
a 2 year Master in Optometry (M.Optom.) course. The first batch has already passed
out in 2005. Two international students have been admitted to this post graduate
course this year.