What will you learn?

  • Use principles of adult education to maximize the learning of your trainees
  • Launch a new training programme; as well as improve or expand an existing programme
  • Adopt a curriculum that is suitable for your training
  • Modules will closely follow these objectives, and include:
  • Develop and impart training that will result in effective performance in the workplace
  • Importance of AOPs and Principals of adult learning
  • Use student-centered teaching methods in your training
  • Analysis & Design of the training programme
  • Develop the necessary administrative infrastructure for the training centre
  • Development and implementation of the training programme
  • Understand the benefits and costs of delivering training via IT and the web
  • Training program evaluation
  • Plan for a sustainable allied ophthalmic personnel training programme
  • Training program development and sustainability
Target Group

Eye Hospitals who want to become a training centre for their region

Participants can be Head of the Institute and Training in charge

Course Location
Batch Number 1
Start Date
End Date
No of Seats
20 teams per batch
Course Co-ordinator
Ms. Dhivya
Contact Details
72, KK Salai, Madurai – 625 020, Tamil Nadu
+(91) 452-4356-500
+(91) 452-2530-984
Eligibility Criteria
  • You may be eligible if your eye hospital currently offers or is interested in starting a training programme for eye care paramedics.
  • Each hospital should bring a team of two to three participants: representing the head of the institute, the person in charge of the training programme, and one person actively involved in delivering the training. Ideal applications will include all three.
  • This course requires participants to be able to speak in English.
  • Your team will be required to carry out activities before the course, in order to enable active participation once the course begins. More importantly, the team will be required to carry out activities after the course. Bringing a full team is necessary to ensure that learning from Eyexcel is translated back to your workplace.

This course prepares eye hospital teams to deliver high-quality training on a regular basis for allied ophthalmic personnel. Experienced faculty from Aravind, international guest faculty, and successful Eyexcel alumni will conduct this course. The course is highly interactive with the majority of time spent in practice and application. Each participant team meets daily with a facilitator to deepen exposure to the content and to apply it to the needs of the team’s institution. Participants receive all course materials in print in a binder as well as digitally on a CD.

Course Details

When to come?

This 41/2 days course is offered in July 20 to 24, 2020.

Where to stay?

Accommodation can be arranged at Inspiration – Aravind trainee’s hostel. It is a comfortable and quiet place located close to the LAICO and Aravind Eye Hospital Campus. It offers common spaces where you can relax and chat with your classmates from all over the world. Rooms have televisions and wireless Internet connections.

Food: Breakfast and Dinner will be served at Inspiration Hostel. The cost for dinner will be charged separately at the Hostel. Lunch will be served at LAICO dining hall during the course period.

Please note: on Sundays, the mess will be closed for Lunch and Dinner. Participants are requested to have food at outside hotel. However there are good restaurants located nearby Inspiration (walk-able distance).

Please see the Inspiration brochure for more details.

Where to learn?

The course will be held at Lions Aravind Institute of Community Ophthalmology (LAICO), in Madurai, India.  It is fully equipped with a 200-seat auditorium, projector-enabled classrooms and facilities for group discussion.  Madurai is well connected by air, rail and road to Chennai, Bangalore, Mumbai and Trivandrum.  Nearby tourist attractions include a hill resort at Kodaikanal, the temple town of Rameswaram, and the southernmost tip of India at Kanyakumari.

The climate is pleasant during July.  The days are generally warm and the nights comfortable.

How to pay?

Participants from India and Nepal pay a INR 15,000 course fee (per team) with the GST of 18%.  All other overseas participants pay USD 600 (per team) with the GST of 18%. These amounts include tuition, teaching materials, refreshments, and lunch during the course. Securing your spot in the course requires sending the course fee within two weeks of receiving your confirmation letter. An invoice in this letter will instruct you how to pay by Demand Draft (D.D.) or wire transfer to Lions Aravind Institute of Community Ophthalmology in Madurai, India. If admission is within two weeks of the start of the course, payment is to be made posthaste. If you request to cancel your enrollment two weeks prior to the course start date you will be refunded 100% of your payment. A 25% cancellation fee is applicable if we receive your cancellation request occurs less than two weeks prior to the course start date.

Visa information for participants not from India & Nepal

All travelers must secure a visa before arriving.  Detailed instructions regarding Indian visas are given at www.passport.nic.in.  When we receive your registration details we will send an invitation letter for your local Embassy or Consulate on your behalf.  It must be submitted along with your application for the conference visa.  Visa processing takes time, so we ask you to apply well in advance.