What will you learn?

  • This course is designed to result in excellence in execution of projects.
  • The participants would get appropriate knowledge, tools, attitude and skills necessary for effective execution of projects and programmes.
Target Group

Project Management Professionals in Government Sector, NGO Sector

Preferably below 50 years of age

Course Location
Batch Number 1
Start Date
End Date
No of Seats
20 per batch
Course Co-ordinator
Mr. Vijayakumar
Contact Details
72, KK Salai, Madurai – 625 020, Tamil Nadu
+(91) 452-4356-500
+(91) 452-2530-984
Eligibility Criteria
  • Participants need to be nominated either by their own organization or by the funding agency.
  • The training is designed for professionals concerned with eye care project management consists of planning, implementation, monitoring, evaluation and reporting. It will be of specific interest to the following groups:
  • Government Sector: District Programme Managers, Technical and Planning Officers for health, Senior Ophthalmic Assistants
  • NGO/Private Sector: Project Managers, Project Coordinators of eye care programmes, Junior Programme managers, and Administrative staff involved in managing or running projects from all eye care institutions.
  • The prerequisite to attend this course is that all the participants should come with the real project proposal that is approved for implementation or they are responsible for managing project which is in the early phase of implementation.
  • As the course will be presented in English, all applicants will be expected to communicate effectively in English.

This Project Management course is designed to help you to excel in planning and execution of projects. The course offers appropriate knowledge, tools, attitude and skills necessary for effective execution of projects and programmes. This course will enable you to:

  • Develop a comprehensive knowledge about the various elements of a project
  • Develop an execution plan (Manual of operations) detailing the various activities and resource requirements in terms of human resources, materials and money for effective execution of the project
  • Prepare cash flow based on the project budget and activities to help timely flow of funds
  • Set up an information system for effective monitoring of the project activities and financials
Course Details

When to come?

This two weeks course is offered every September.  This year it is from September 01-15.

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: Food will be served at Inspiration Hostel.  The cost for lunch and dinner will be charged separately.

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 September.  The days are generally warm and the nights comfortable.

E-mail terminals are available in LAICO, which participants can use during breaks, before or after hours.

How to pay?

Participants from India and Nepal pay a INR 20,000 course fee with the GST of 18%.  All other overseas participants pay USD 750 with the GST of 18%.  These amounts include tuition, teaching materials and field visits.  Securing your spot in the course required 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.

How to prepare?

All international travelers must secure a visa before arriving.  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.