Optometry at ITM Vocational University, ITMVU- Accreditations/ Certifications and Tie-Ups
The Department of Optometry at ITM Vocational University, Vadodara, is running a B.Optometry course certified by the World Council of Optometry (WCO) and The Association of Schools and Colleges of Optometry (ASCO).
Benefits of WCO membership As per WCO, Optometry is a healthcare profession which may be regulated or unregulated, and Optometrists are the healthcare professionals providing eye health and vision care. They are the first point of contact in case of any eye-related discomfort or illness.
Department of Optometry at ITM Vocational University is availing the following benefits as a member of WCO:
- We have an official Letter of Grant of membership and the membership certificate.
- We have the right to represent our departmental faculties/students as delegates to attend open sessions by WCO.
- We have the right to use the WCO logo in all our endeavours and to also showcase close coordination between the department and the WCO.
- We have the right to promote our events/workshops/presentations by using the name and logo of WCO.
Benefits of ASCO membership
- We receive support and coordination of ASCO in revising our course curriculum.
- Our faculties are trained specifically under ASCO membership.
- Infrastructure is mapped, and suggestions of improvement are obtained from ASCO.
- Being a member of ASCO helps our department to be in a close network of hundreds of institutions offering optometry courses and thousands of practitioners who are working in the field of eye health care and vision.
Besides being a proud member of WCO and ASCO, the Department of Optometry at ITM Vocational University has MOU tie-ups with reputed eye care centres such as Sadbhav Eye Best Eye Care Ahmedabad, LENSKART All Branches India, Contacare Hospital all branches (Across India), Tej Eye Center Ahmedabad Super Speciality Eye Hospital with 5 branches across Gujarat, Gomabai Netralaya and Research Centre, Nimuch, Madhya Pradesh, J.P Opticals Vadodara all branches, Baroda Children Eye Care Clinic, Squint, The Eye Clinic to name a few.
These tie-ups add value to our course at ITM Vocational University by providing opportunities for clinical postings, internships, and placements to our B.Optometry students. Most of these institutes provide paid internships to our students, thus helping them to earn while learning.
The Department of Optometry at ITM Vocational University proudly holds the above-mentioned accreditations and memberships. With existing tie-ups with such organizations of repute, we are sure to mention that the dream of every student to be a successful optometrist will surely be fulfilled right here at ITM Vocational University.
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