What will you learn?

  • Better handle clinical load swings via a combination of productivity improvements, planning and forecasting, and informed scheduling
  • Develop information systems for monitoring operational efficiency, future planning and performance reviews
  • Link budgeting, cost control and investment decisions to outcomes
  • Apply human resource management practices that lead to better team motivation and performance, which aids strategic planning, fosters leadership development, and increases employee retention
  • Monitor and evaluate patient satisfaction as a driver for future uptake of eye care services
  • Plan and design networks for comprehensive eye care
Target Group

Heads of Eye Hospital who mostly tend to be an ophthalmologist

Course Location
Batch Number 1
Start Date
End Date
No of Seats
50 per batch
Course In-Charge

Ms. Dhivya

Contact Details
72, KK Salai, Madurai – 625 020, Tamil Nadu
+(91) 452-4356-500
+(91) 452-2530-984
Eligibility Criteria
  • This course is most successful when participants learn not only from the faculty, but equally from each other through sharing of their own experiences and problems. You are therefore qualified if your eye care responsibilities and experiences can contribute to an informed, nuanced debate. You are an ideal participant if you manage a hospital or organization providing eye care.
  • We recognize that in many instances this role is performed by an ophthalmologist. Applications will therefore be assessed based on the following criteria:
  • Current level of organisational responsibility
  • Ability to contribute to and learn from the course
  • Balance of management and professional backgrounds
  • Geographical and cultural diversity.
  • As the course will be presented in English, all applicants will be expected to communicate effectively in English.

This one-week course provides and overview of principles and practices of management for the efficient delivery of eye care services, with a particular focus on implementation and the measurement tools that heads of hospitals need for evidence-based decision making.

Click here to view the participants of the previous batches

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. Visit the website for more 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.