SCHOOL OF PARAMEDICAL AND ALLIED HEALTH SCIENCES - FACULTY OF MEDICINE
Optometry is a healthcare profession concerned with the health of the eyes and related structures, as well as vision, visual system and vision information processing in humans.
The World Council of Optometry defines optometry as healthcare profession that is autonomous, educated, and regulated (licensed/registered), and optometrists are the primary healthcare practitioners of the eye and visual system who provide comprehensive eye and vision care, which includes refraction and dispensing, detection/diagnosis and management of disease in the eye, and the rehabilitation of conditions of the visual system.
An optometrist performs comprehensive examinations of both internal and external structures of the eye, subjective and objective tests to evaluate patients' vision.
The duration of this course is 4 years. The students will have to undergo 6 months of mandatory internship at Al-Karim University, Katihar after completing 4 years of study and successfully passing all prescribed examinations.
For admission, a candidate should have passed 10+2 examination from a recognized university/ board with Physics, Chemistry & Biology and with a minimum of 45% marks. The age of the applicant should not be below 17 years as on 31st December in the year of admission.
We accept ten students in every academic year, in accordance with the following:
Students belonging to Muslim Minority category: 50% seats
General candidates: 50% seats
Admission and Registration Fee (one-time): Rs. 25,000.00
Tuition Fee (per year): Rs. 85,000.00
Development Fee (per year): Rs. 10,000.00
Examination Fee (per year): Rs. 8,000.00
Refundable Security Deposity (one-time): Rs. 10,000.00
The admission & registration fees for all courses during the time of admission shall be applicable as mentioned above and will be charged only once.
The annual tuition fee is charged for the subsequent academic years payable annually. The selected and admitted students shall be required to deposit the annual tuition fee through Bank Draft each year before the end of the month of June failing which they shall be charged a fine of Rs. 500/- per day from 1st July onwards till the date of payment.
The examination fee is payable one month before the university examination date. The selected and admitted students shall be required to deposit the examination fee through Bank Draft each year one month before the university examination date failing which they shall be charged a fine of Rs. 600/- as late fine. Students who sit for supplementary university examination shall have to pay for the university examination again for each supplementary examination.
The students shall clear all of their dues before university examination failing which they shall not be allowed to appear for the university examination.
Those who want to take admission have to submit the undertaking that they will be liable to pay the fees of full course in case of cancellation of admission. Cancellation of admission is permissible as per para 05 of the Ordinance no 003. of the university.
At the time of the admission, while paying the tuition fee for 1st year through Bank Draft, the candidate may also have to furnish Bank Guarantee/Bond for the payment of tuition fee for the remaining period of the course.
Student Amenities Fees will be charged additionally.
Fee concession shall be provided to twenty-five percent of the students who are domicile of Bihar and who belong to SC, ST, BC, EBC, Women and Economically Weaker Section. Fee concession shall be based on merit- cum-means as follows :-
(i) One-fifth of twenty-five percent shall be granted full fee concession;
(ii) two-fifth of the twenty five percent shall be granted fifty percent fee concession;
(iii) the balance two-fifth of the twenty five percent shall be granted twenty five percent fee concession.
Only those students who score more than 60th percentile in the entrance examination will be considered for the purpose of determining merit.
To be eligible for fee concession, the applicant's family must be below poverty line (BPL) entitled.
To be eligible for fee concession, the applicant must fulfil all four criteria.
Applicants who fit into the criteria must bring original and submit a self-attested photocopy of each of the following at the time of counselling:
i) Domicile certificate of Bihar issued by Sub-Divisional Magistrate.
ii) Proof, issued by the competent authority, that the applicant belongs to SC, ST, BC, EBC, or Economically Weaker Section.
iii) Proof, issued by the competent authority, that the applicant's family is below poverty line (BPL) entitled or BPL Ration Card.
Admission & Selection Procedure for Session 2022-23
The minimum qualification for admission into various diploma, undergraduate postgraduate and PhD courses at Al-Karim University has been prescribed in the university prospectus which has also been mentioned on the university website. Candidates are advised to refer to the prospectus or the university website to confirm their eligibility for the desired course.
The candidates may apply online through the university website; or in-person by obtaining the form and submitting it at the university building located on the university campus. Candidates applying online must complete the application process (submission of the application form along with the relevant documents and online payment of application form fee) by 1st July 2022 11:59 pm, and the candidates applying in-person must submit the application form along with the relevant documents by 1st July 2022 4:00 pm at the university building located on the university campus.
The cost of the form is Rs. 1500 (one thousand and five hundred).
The last date for submission of application form for the session 2022-23 is 1st July 2022, and thus submission of application form after the last date will not be entertained. The university may revise the last date for submission of application form and the information regarding the same shall be published on the university's website.
In one form, candidates may give preference for two courses that they wish to apply for. If they wish to apply for more than two courses, they may submit an additional application form for which they shall have to pay Rs. 1500 per additional form.
University will conduct an entrance test for all the applicants.
The information about the date of entrance test and other details will be announced by 7th July 2022.
Only those candidates who have submitted the application form, paid the application fee and fulfilled the eligible criteria will be eligible to sit for the entrance test.
FOR CANDIDATES WHO HAVE NOT GOT THEIR RESULT YET
Candidates who have not got their final result of 10 + 2 or equivalent / diploma / undergraduate degree examination yet may also apply for admission. However, the candidates must show their final result, fulfilling the eligibility criteria of the course they wish to get admitted into, on the day of counselling, failing which their admission will not take place. Counselling dates are yet to be announced, however, the candidates may expect the counselling to be scheduled between the third and fourth week of July, 2022.
The course wise merit list of selected students based upon their performance in the entrance test will be declared on the university website.
The date of admission and counseling for final selected candidates for various courses will be declared along with the first merit list.
Based upon the seat vacancy, the admission office will declare additional merit list after the admission process of all the students in the first merit list is over.
Admission offered to the successful candidates will be provisional in nature and will be based upon them fulfilling all the criteria, and payment of fees for the course.
Reservation policy: 50% of all the seats in each course are reserved for candidates belonging to Muslim minority category. And 50% of the seats are reserved for general candidates. In case reserved seats are not filled by candidate of respective category the remaining vacant seats will be filled up by the candidate of general category.
In case any successful candidates want to cancel his/her admission after taking admission, then the cancellation process of admission will be governed as per the university rules and regulations.
One copy of each of the following documents is required to apply:
i) Applicant's passport size photo in colour.
ii) Self-attested applicant's government issued ID (any one of the following):
Any other government issued ID card containing the applicant's name, photo and date of birth
iii) Applicant's government issued permanent address proof (any one of the following and attested by the person in whose name the address proof is issued):
Electricity bill (in the name of father, mother or applicant)
Water bill (in the name of father, mother or applicant)
Municipality / Municipal corporation tax receipt (in the name of father, mother or applicant)
Any other government issued permanent address proof in the name of father, mother or applicant
iv) Self-attested applicant's latest mark sheet for each course pursuing or completed till date.
v) Father's or Mother's or Local Guardian's PAN card (attested by the person in whose name the PAN card is issued).
vi) If the applicant wishes to provide any other information, he/she may write it on a sheet of paper and attach it with her/his documents. Every such sheet of paper must be signed by the applicant.
vii) If the applicant wishes to provide any other document, he/she may attach the documents with the application form. Every such document must be attested by the holder of the document.
viii) Please note that, if needed, the university may ask for any additional document after the applicant has submitted his/her application form.
FOR PhD CANDIDATES: All the candidates who qualify the written entrance test shall appear in the personal interview before a committee.
Public Health Optometrist