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BITS Practice School-I Programme by Vidyasagar Institute of Bio-Medical Science

The Vidyasagar Institute of Bio-Medical Science a teaching and training arm of Sankara Nethralaya conducted the ‘The BITS Practice School – I Programme’ meant to provide exposure and real time experience to participants, between 22nd May and 13th July 2013.  A total of 8 students from the BITS Pilani, Hyderabad and Goa centers participated in [...]

S Barathi honoured with a Doctorate by the BITS Pilani

Dr. S. Barathi completed  her Ph.D. Viva voce presentation entitled on “Beneficial effect of amino acids in advanced glycation end products induced endothelial dysfunction in bovine retina” at BITS, Pilani on 14th July 2011 and was recommended for the Doctorate by the Advisory committee members. She was  guided and supervised by  of Dr. Angayarkanni., in the [...]

Naming of the Kamalnayan Bajaj Research Center

Like all auspicious family functions the naming of the research block started to the sonorous tunes of the nadaswaram and tavil in the background. The Sankara Nethralaya family and its well wishers were getting together for a very special occasion and the music provided the traditional backdrop to it. Chairman Emeritus Dr SS Badrinath and [...]

BITS students complete training

Yet another batch of students from the Birla Institute of Technology & Science successfully completed the BITS Practice School 1 Summer Training Programme on July 16, 2010. Every year BITS students undergo an intensive two-month training at the Vision Research Foundation, the research wing of Sankara Nethralaya.
This year a total of 10 students underwent training [...]

Professor S. Venkateswaran passes away

Professor S. Venkateswaran, Emeritus-cum-advisor, Birla Institute of Technology and Sciences, passed away on May 15, 2010 after a brief illness. A brilliant academician, Prof. Venkateswaran was instrumental in bringing about the Sankara Nethralaya-BITS collaboration in offering the four-year BS optometry degree. During his tenure as Director, BITS, Pilani, he also spearheaded the introduction of several [...]