MGR University
Aravind Eye Hospitals & Postgraduate Institute of Ophthalmology 1, Anna Nagar, Madurai - 625020, Tamil Nadu, India
Phone : 0452 - 4356100

From the Principal's Desk

The Mission of Aravind eye care system is to eliminate needless blindness at the national and international level. A well trained manpower is extremely important to achieve this mission. In order to achieve this goal, Aravind has launched its training programmes, PG Degree and Diploma courses, Fellowship programmes, Paramedical training and Administration and hospital management courses to develop a cadre of well-trained man power. The courses are affiliated with local universities.

In this era of rapidly developing modern ophthalmology, in technology and techniques, in the areas of diagnosis and investigations of eye diseases as well as in treatment, it is mandatory for the Post Graduates to make use of their training period fruitfully and make best use of the opportunity to learn. The Training programme at Aravind has been evolved to an international standard over years with its well organized and structure modules. Interactions with faculty, Didactic lectures, Grand rounds and Journal club discussions give ample opportunities for them to become an excellent ophthalmic clinician and an efficient surgeon. I encourage the post graduates not only to actively participate in the academic programme but apply their minds in research also.

I earnestly hope that this unique experience at Aravind will help you to start a new career in your life in all aspects.

Dr.R.Rathinam FAMS, PhD
Principal, Aravind Eye Hospital
1, Anna Nagar,
Madurai - 625 020,
Tamilnadu, India
Phone : +91-452-435 6100,
Fax : +91-452-253 0984,
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