Centre for Interdisciplinary Programs (CIPs), IIT-Hyderabad (IIT-H) in collaboration with LV Prasad Eye Institute (LVPEI), is launching a blended Master of Technology (M.Tech) programme in Ophthalmic Engineering by their mixed experience in ophthalmic care and engineering and expertise from this tutorial yr (August).
This collaborative M.Tech programme goals to bridge the hole between clinicians and medical practitioners working in eye care with certified technologists from associated engineering streams. This could also be achieved by a coaching programme that blends important components of medical care (ophthalmic care) and engineering (optics, biomechanics, and controls engineering).
The programme intends to create a pool of certified ophthalmic engineers who may take up the urgent challenges in eye care and develop expertise merchandise. This distinctive, promising programme is predicted to create professionals who can take up expertise challenges in ophthalmology as a start-up.
This programme is good for medical faculty graduates, ophthalmologists, optometrists, and engineers taken with advancing their careers in areas of technology-enabled eye care and imaginative and prescient science.
It requires college students to finish 52 credit throughout two years, consisting of two semesters within the first yr with 14 credit/semester. In these two semesters, the programme additionally requires college students to finish necessary programs in communication abilities and trade lecture sequence within the first two semesters, enabling them to grow to be efficient communicators and set up contacts with trade leaders.
The college students are supplied a chance to pick a number of programs from a basket of programs to finish the 14-credit requirement in every semester, constituting 18 core credit in numerous areas of ophthalmology, imaginative and prescient science, and numerous engineering features in eye care and ten credit of electives from the associated topic area. The course work has each idea and labs and will probably be taken up by main academicians from each IIT-H and LVPEI groups. The third and fourth semesters require the completion of 24 credit (12 credit in every semester) by endeavor a challenge beneath the supervision of each the IIT-H and LVPEI groups in collaboration with trade companions.
“IIT-H has a rich technology and innovation eco-system with several departments working on the cutting-edge areas. Keeping up the mission of Inventing and Innovating in Technology for Humanity, the institute set up a Centre for Interdisciplinary Programs (CIP) to encourage cross-discipline research and innovation. Eye care is among the important areas of social interest and technological importance, and our faculty members are already working with leading institutes in the area, including LV Prasad Eye Institute,” stated IIT-H director B.S. Murty.
“In addition to world-class eye care services, LVPEI is also known for advocating public eye health, basic science research in eye care, capability building of eye care personnel, vision rehabilitation, and eye banking. The institute also set up a centre for technology innovation, where clinicians could actively work with engineers and designers to develop innovative solutions for screening, diagnosis, and management of complex eye disorders. In this context, the joint MTech programme with IIT-H is a welcome collaboration, adding a fantastic dimension to our education programmes and for sky-rocketing technology innovation at LVPEI to a new level,” government chairman of LVPEI Prashant Garg stated.