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Collaborative Research Programmes at the Kamalnayan Bajaj Institute for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology
Kamalnayan Bajaj Institute for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology
As an institution committed to the total elimination of blindness, Sankara Nethralaya is in constant pursuit of knowledge, learning and information from around the world to meet its objective. The Kamalnayan Bajaj Institute for Research in vision and ophthalmology, the research arm of Sankara Nethralaya is engaged in collaborative research with leading research institutions like the University of Missouri, the Deakin University, University of Alabama, IIT Madras and SASTRA University, besides this the Elite School of Optometry its optometry education wing also conducts collaborative research programmes with leading ophthalmic and optometry institutions in the world.
University of Missouri
A high level collaborative research programme in Nano-biotechnology has been initiated with the University of Missouri, under an MoU between the institutions, the Kamalnayan Bajaj Institute for Research in and ophthalmology and the University of Missouri will commit themselves to common goals of seeking knowledge and applying it to the improvement of human conditions, promote advanced research and formal training in Nano-medicine focused on ophthalmic care, cancer therapy/aging related debilitating human conditions, encourage exchange of scientists for joint teaching, training programs, host national and international conferences in the areas of nanotechnology, Nano medicine and other mutually beneficial disciplines to be defined in the future. The Professor S.Venkateshwaran Endowment Fund named in honour of one of the greatest academicians of our times, who could be credited for making the BITS, Pilani where he served as Dean - Education, Development and Vision, as a world class institution was set up to facilitate the exchange of research scholars and scientists between the two institutions.

Collaborative learning, training and research initiatives by the Elite School of Optometry
Collaborative learning

The Medical Research Foundation signed a MoU with the School of Optometry, University of Alabama, USA under which Sankara Nethralaya and the Elite School of Optometry its education arm would work together in the area of optometric education, vision and biological science research and have a student/faculty exchange between two institutions. University of Alabama has also evinced interest in starting a Masters programme in Optometry in India in collaboration with the Elite School of Optometry (unit of Medical research Foundation).

  • To understand and learn psychophysical techniques of infant vision assessment, especially photo refraction
  • To develop collaborative research initiatives between Elite School of Optometry, Sankara Nethralaya and Indiana University‚Äôs Vision development lab
  • To establish a Vision development lab at the Department of Visual Psychophysics, Elite School of Optometry & Sankara Nethralaya.

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