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OPTOMETRY

The Diploma in Ophthalmic Technology Course of RIPANS was introduced with its first batch of students in the year 1996 under the guidance of Dr. Lalsangluaia Sailo MBBS, MS, who was then the Head of Department of Ophthalmology at Civil Hospital, Aizawl. It is recognized by the AICTE (All India Council for Technical Education) and affiliated to the MSCTE (Mizoram State Council for Technical Education) which conducted the Final Examinations.

The course was restructured and modified to Diploma in Optometry and has now been upgraded to a degree course of B.Sc (Optometry & Ophthalmic Techniques) from 2011 session and has been accorded Provisional Affiliation by the Mizoram University. Examinations are now conducted by the Mizoram University

Objective
Optometry & Ophthalmic Techniques is a health care profession that is autonomous and optometrists are primary health care practitioners of the eye and visual system who provide comprehensive eye and vision care, which includes refraction and dispensing, detection/ diagnosis and co-management of disease in the eye and the rehabilitation of conditions of the visual system.
Traning Course and Academic Calender
It shall be a course of 3 years duration + 1 year Internship conducted by the Institute with clinical postings at Civil Hospital Aizawl and Synod Hospital, Durtlang. Compulsory Internship will be done partly in Mizoram and mostly in identified Eye Care Centres in different parts of India for a period of one year.

Admissions will be held in the month of August every year.

1st Year
  • August : Medical Check up and Admissions
  • September : Commencement of session (Odd Semester)
  • October : 1st Sessional Exam
  • November : Freshers Welcome/ Sports & Cultural Fest
  • 15th Dec to 14th Jan : Winter break
  • 15th Jan : Re-opening
  • Last week of Jan : 2nd Sessional Exam
  • February : Semester End Exam (MZU)
  • March : Commencement of session (Even Semester)
  • May : 1st Sessional Exam
  • July : 2nd Sessional Exam
  • August : Semester End Exam (MZU)
ADMISSION CRITERIA
The course is open to students who have secured at least 50% in the Class XII (or equivalent) in Science with English, Physics, Chemistry and Biology.
  1. Selection will be done by the participating states each year.
  2. Selected candidates shall be subjected to a medical examination at RIPANS before they are declared fit for admission.
INTAKE CAPACITY
There is a total of 33 seats each year with statewise distribution as follows:
  1. Mizoram – 12
  2. Manipur – 3
  3. Nagaland – 3
  4. Meghalaya – 3
  5. Assam – 3
  6. Tripura – 3
  7. Arunachal Pradesh – 3
  8. Sikkim – 3
STAFF/FACULTY
  1. Dr. Renee Lalrinzuali MBBS, DPH Head of Department
  2. Dr. R. Lalduhawmi MBBS Asst. Professor
  3. Dr. Zosangzuala MS (Ophthalmology) Asst. Professor
  4. Mr. Firdoos Jaman M.Sc (Optometry) Demonstrator
  5. Ms. Ch. Sarakham Aimol M.Sc (Optometry) Demonstrator
  6. Ms. Lalhluzuali Undergoing M.Sc (Optometry) Demonstrator
  7. Ms. Amy Lalnunsiami Undergoing M.Sc (Optometry) Demonstrator
  8. Mr. Raktim Das Bachelor in Optometry Demonstrator
  9. Ms. Katia Kayina BSc in Optometry Demonstrator
  10. Mrs. Rohmingthangi IVth Grade
  11. Mr. Lalengmawia – IVth Grade
FACULTY FROM OTHER DEPARTMENT
  1. Sarda Devi PhD (Biochemistry)
  2. Dr. R. Lalduhawmi MBBS Asst. Professor
  3. Dr. Zosangzuala MS (Ophthalmology) Asst. Professor
  4. Mr. Firdoos Jaman M.Sc (Optometry) Demonstrator
  5. Ms. Ch. Sarakham Aimol M.Sc (Optometry) Demonstrator
  6. Ms. Lalhluzuali Undergoing M.Sc (Optometry) Demonstrator
  7. Ms. Amy Lalnunsiami Undergoing M.Sc (Optometry) Demonstrator
  8. Mr. Raktim Das Bachelor in Optometry Demonstrator
  9. Ms. Katia Kayina BSc in Optometry Demonstrator
  10. Mrs. Rohmingthangi IVth Grade
  11. Mr. Lalengmawia – IVth Grade