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Optometry and Ophthalmology: HPCL

The University has established an action learning laboratory for Optometry and Ophthalmology learning, in collaboration with Hindustan Petroleum Corporation Limited (HPCL). The laboratory is equipped with state-of-the-art ophthalmic instruments to cater to the optometry students.

Aim of the action learning laboratory

To enable students to acquire a fundamental, thorough, and in-depth understanding of ophthalmic instrumentation and to know the proper implementation of the instrumental knowledge to carry out essential diagnostic challenges.


To deliver experience learning, practical knowledge, and practice-based pedagogy on the following:

  1. Ophthalmic instrument working principle
  2. Clinical significance of the instruments in real life
  3. Calibration and working procedure of each ophthalmic instrument
  4. Role of the instruments in diagnosis and differential diagnosis of any visual impairment


  1. Ability to diagnose any ocular pathology using the instrumentation skills
  2. Enhancing Employability and Entrepreneurship


Caters to

Sc. Optometry, B. Sc. Optometry, Skills for Success (SFS), Certified Ophthalmic Assistant (COA) and Certified Ophthalmic Surgical Assistant (COSA). The lab serves as state-of-the-art facility for research scholars: PhD and Research fellows.

The students will be able to carry out preliminary, detailed and diagnostic ocular investigations of any ocular pathology using the ophthalmic instruments.

Market Linkages

The cardinal goal of the learning laboratory is endowing students with required skills and competencies pertaining to successful ocular diagnosis. The laboratory has tie-ups with Ophthalmic giants/ hospitals like Essilor Pvt LTD, Eye-Q Super specialty Eye Hospital (Gurgaon), S.C.B. Medical College and Hospital (Cuttack), Trilochan Netralaya (Sambalpur), Kar Vision eye Hospital (Bhubaneswar), Ruby Eye Hospital (Berhampur), Shankara Eye Hospital (Berhampur), ECOS Eye Hospital (Berhampur), etc. which helps a student in channeling the skill in a proper direction in their career. Adapting to the culture of continued learning in these labs, the students get oriented to excel in job prospects and also, they become qualified to opt for entrepreneurial professions.