What will you learn?

  • General maintenance of instruments and equipment
  • Maintenance of electrical and electronic parts of instruments
  • Maintenance of optical parts of instruments
  • Maintenance of mechanical parts of equipment
Target Group

Paramedics / Technicians

Course Location
Batch Number 1
No of Seats
Course In-Charge
Prof. N. Manickam
Contact Details
1, Anna Nagar, Madurai – 625 020, Tamil Nadu
+(91) 452-4356-100
+(91) 452-2530-984
Eligibility Criteria
  • Paramedics / Technicians from eye hospitals / any person who has the passion towards the subject.
  • Trainees will be taught to understand the working principle of ophthalmic equipment as well as the technique of trouble shooting an instrument.  They will be given an opportunity to dismantle and reassemble an equipment or an instrument .
  • Trainees will also have a chance to carry out maintenance tasks in the hospital under close supervision and guidance of an Aravind Biomedical Engineer.

General Information

Where to stay?
Accommodation and Food:

Inspiration – Aravind international trainee’s hostel is a comfortable and quiet place located close to the LAICO and Aravind Eye Hospital campus.  Please see the brochure for Tariff details.

How to pay?

Course fee covers tuition fee and teaching materials. National candidates can pay online on receipt of invoice along with the confirmation / appointment letter. International candidates can pay through wire transfer; the account details along with the payment procedure will be emailed to you by the course coordinator on confirmation of your admission.

Campus life at Aravind:

We recommend that all trainees take a look at Vanakkam – as guidebook to Southern India and Aravind. As you prepare for your travel to India and to the Aravind destinations, ‘Vanakkam’ will provide you with detailed information on what to expect when you arrive. This includes travel arrangements, dress code, living conditions, local weather and local food, as well as information on sightseeing and restaurants in the cities where the Aravind facilities are located.

For International Candidates:

A Visa is necessary to travel to India. As your visit to India is for undergoing training, you must obtain student /entry / internship visa (based on the duration of your training). It is advisable to get visa for the entire training period even before arriving in India. Extension of visa while undergoing training is not possible. Tourist visa is strictly prohibited.

On arrival at Aravind:

The FRRO (Foreigners Regional Registration Office) registration formalities will be done as per the instructions given on your visa page. For registration purpose, the participant should have their four passport size colour photographs (4×4 cm with white background, ears distinctly visible without spectacles and cap). If required, documents should be presented to the local police commissioner office in person.  Please refer registration guidelines for more details.