36 years of excellence in optometry education
Bachelor of Optometry: Anyone who has passed the Higher Secondary Examination (XII standard) from the Central/State Board or its equivalent with excellent performance in Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics/Biology can apply. Computer Science students with Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics can also apply.
Master of Optometry: Candidates for admission to the first semester of M.Optom higher degree programme should have passed the 4- year Bachelor's degree in Optometry conducted by any recognized optometry institution/ University under the regular stream with a minimum of 60%.
Admission to the B.Optom. programme will be based on NEET 2019 scores and normalized +2 marks. The weightage for NEET scores and +2 marks will be 25% & 75% respectively. The aggregate NEET score and normalized +2 aggregate will be taken together as per the weightage and applicants will be ranked based on the resultant combined score.
For example: If a student secures a NEET 2019 Score of 185 and a normalized +2 aggregate of 95 percentile, the combined score of the student will be (0.25*185) + (0.75*95) = 117.5 The combined score of a student will be used to determine the SASTRA Rank and admission will be based on the SASTRA Rank secured.
To bring all candidates from different examining authorities/boards in the same scale of comparison and to create a list in the order of merit, the +2 or its equivalent aggregate marks will be normalized. A first rank student of each board is considered to have obtained 100% mark and aggregate mark of all other students of the board is normalized with reference to that of the first rank student. For example, if the first rank is 97% and an applicant’s aggregate is 90% then the applicant’s normalized percentage is 92.78 (90 / 97 x 100). If a student did not appear for NEET 2019, he/she will be eligible with 75% weightage on +2 aggregate alone.
Applicants will be called for counselling based on the combined score.
M. Optom: Candidate with 60 % and more in B. Optom or its equivalent optometry program can apply. The candidates will be called for the Entrance examination at Elite School of Optometry, Chennai on a specified date and based on the performance in the entrance examination the shortlisted candidates will be called for the interview on the same day. The final list of candidates will be released on the next day on the SASTRA website.