What will you learn?

  • Anatomy of eye, cornea and its functions
  • Hospital Cornea Retrieval Programme (HCRP) and its documentation
  • Counseling techniques
  • Difference between general counseling and grief counseling
  • Methods to approach and motivate a donor family
  • Obtaining consent
  • Documentation – donor calls / enucleation calls
  • Eye Donation awareness programs
  • Medical contraindications to eye retrieval
Target Group

Volunteers, Social Workers

Course Location
Batch Number 1
No of Seats
1 per month
Course In-Charge

Dr. M. Srinivasan, MS, DO

Contact Details
1, Anna Nagar, Madurai – 625 020, Tamil Nadu
+(91) 452-4356-100
+(91) 452-2530-984
Eligibility Criteria
  • Candidate should have good interpersonal and written communication skills
  • Candidate should have basic Tamil knowledge
  • Candidate should be attached with a registered eye bank

The course equips the candidate with the necessary knowledge on how to approach people for eye donation. This is obviously a sensitive matter and eye bank counselors must have the necessary interpersonal skills in order to carry out their job effectively. Counsellor should station at Morgues in the forenoon and eye bank in the afternoon during their training.  

General Information

Where to stay?
Accommodation and Food:

Inspiration – Aravind international trainee’s hostel is a comfortable and quiet place located close to the LAICO and Aravind Eye Hospital campus.  Please see the brochure for Tariff details.

How to pay?

Course fee covers tuition fee and teaching materials. National candidates can pay online on receipt of invoice along with the confirmation / appointment letter. International candidates can pay through wire transfer; the account details along with the payment procedure will be emailed to you by the course coordinator on confirmation of your admission.

Campus life at Aravind:

We recommend that all trainees take a look at Vanakkam – as guidebook to Southern India and Aravind. As you prepare for your travel to India and to the Aravind destinations, ‘Vanakkam’ will provide you with detailed information on what to expect when you arrive. This includes travel arrangements, dress code, living conditions, local weather and local food, as well as information on sightseeing and restaurants in the cities where the Aravind facilities are located.

For International Candidates:

A Visa is necessary to travel to India. As your visit to India is for undergoing training, you must obtain student /entry / internship visa (based on the duration of your training). It is advisable to get visa for the entire training period even before arriving in India. Extension of visa while undergoing training is not possible. Tourist visa is strictly prohibited.

On arrival at Aravind:

The FRRO (Foreigners Regional Registration Office) registration formalities will be done as per the instructions given on your visa page. For registration purpose, the participant should have their four passport size colour photographs (4×4 cm with white background, ears distinctly visible without spectacles and cap). If required, documents should be presented to the local police commissioner office in person. Please refer registration guidelines for more details.