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Welcome to VCOVS

VCOVS emphasises on the improvement of visual heath and prioritizes patient care through leadership in education, research and service.

Till the mid 90’s, the eye care delivery system in India lacked adequately well qualified vision care professionals to cater to the primary eye care needs of the society. There were not enough optometrists to evaluate the status of the eye, render non-invasive diagnostic and remedial services and to scientifically deal with refractive errors, and prescribe glasses and contact lenses for the same. To fill this vacuum in the eye care delivery system the trustee members of Vidyasagar College of Optometry & Vision Science established the institution in 1998 with the unflinching commitment to churn out competent and responsible optometrists by providing the best possible education and clinical experience.

Cutting edge efficient education system, clinical care, visual rehabilitation,and robust community health initiatives have been the four pillars of the institution. Undisputedly the first-of-its-kind in Eastern India, the institution since its inception has been a torchbearer working for the development of optometric education and research for the advancement of professional practice in vision care.


VCOVS is a non-profit, non-government organisation, registered under the Society Registration Act (1961), Government of West Bengal. It is solely dedicated to delivering quality education in the ophthalmic space with the right professional attitude to reach the goal of Prevention of Blindness through Vision 2020: the right to sight. The institute, affiliated to Maulana Abul Kalam University of Technology (formerly known as West Bengal University of Technology) has set a benchmark in creating successful optometry graduates every year with full placement in India & abroad since its first batch that passed out in 2001. Clinical and public-health research, Innovation, and Advocacy are our other active areas of operation.

Our Vision

To be a globally acclaimed Optometry Institution recognized for excellence in education and training, research innovation and commitment towards the community's right to good eyesight.

Our Mission

  • To create world class infrastructure for Optometry education through innovation, diversity, participation and inclusion.

  • To establish an independent vision research unit which will be known for its excellence and help students in their higher education.

  • To promote and establish public health unit related to primary eye care to cater cost effective treatment for under privileged people.

  • To establish specialty clinics for example- Myopia Control, Binocular Vision, Vision Enhancement etc. along with other anterior and posterior segment clinics of eye care.

  • To establish primary vision care units and Eye Hospitals for equitable eye care and training of Optometrists and for other related professionals.


Approved by Ministry of Higher Education, Government of West Bengal, the college is affiliated to Maulana Abul Kalam Azad University of Technology (formerly know as West Begal University of Technology). The college is registered with Association of Schools and Colleges of Optometry (ASCO). It has the prestigious accredition of the Optometry Council of India. As far as International exposure is concerned, it is the registered resource and examination centre of International Association of Contact Lens Educators (IACLE), Australia.