Awards & Recognition

Awards - Sankara Eye Foundation


Sankara Eye Hospital Bags the TOP 4 Awards from All India Ophthalmological Society Scientific Committee – 2018

International Eye Health Hero - All India Ophthalmological Society

Dr Kaushik Murali received the International Hero Award – 2018, from the All India Ophthalmological Society.

Col Rangachari Award , Best Research of the Annual Conference , All India Ophthalmological Society

Dr Divyansh Mishra (D16793) – won the Best Research of the Annual Conference from All India Ophthalmological Society in the Topic “Comparison Of Standard Vs ‘Innovative Wide-Field’ Oct Images In Assessment Of VR Interface In PDR”

Best Research Paper Cornea , Annual Conference , All India Ophthalmological Society

Dr. K.S. Siddharthan (S09776) won the Best Research Paper Award FROM TAMIL NADU OPHTHALMIC ASSOCIATION in the Topic “Simplifying Descemets Membrane Endothelial Keratoplasty ( DMEK ) ”

Best Poster Uvea , Annual Conference , All India Ophthalmological Society

Dr Pallavi Joshi (J14456), wont the Best Poster Award from All India Ophthalmological Society in the section Contact Lens for the Topic – “Clinical Applications And Therapeutic Outcomes Of Scleral Contact Lenses – A Retrospective Study” on the 76th AIOC Annual Conference

Swachh Bharat Mission – Coimbatore Award:

Sankara Eye Hospital has gone through the Swachhata Ranking 2018 Assessment for Single Specialty Hospital in Coimbatore City Municipal Corporation and has been adjudged “1st Rank” by Dr. Vijayakarthikeyan I.A.S. (Commissioner & Special Officer, Coimbatore City Municipal Corporation) under category “SINGLE SPECIALTY HOSPITAL as a part of Swachh Bharat Mission – Coimbatore”

UK Alumni Awards 2017-18

“When outstanding individuals receive a world-class education in the UK, the effects can last a lifetime. The Alumni Awards pay tribute to the impact that alumni of UK higher education institutions have had in their chosen field, and how this was sparked by their studies in the UK.

Mr. Bharath Balasubramaniam now severing as the President of Sankara Eye Care Foundation – which is one of the biggest community eye care providers in the country India has won the “Social Impact” award. He has been recognised as an Eye Health leader in 2014 by IAPB (International Agency for the Prevention of Blindness) and has performed up to 79,271 free eye surgeries in 2008-09 to 1,41,366 free eye surgeries annually in 2016-17 (78 % increases)"

International Recognition

  • Asian Hospital Management Award 2008 awarded for Diabetic Retinopathy program by Hospital Management Asia, Manila, Philippines
  • Asian Hospital Management Award 2009 (Excellence Award) for Comprehensive Paediatric Eye Care Program by Hospital Management Asia, Vietnam.
  • Bharath Balasubramaniam, President, Community Outreach Eye Care has been selected as one of the Eye Health Leaders for 2014 by the International Association for Prevention of Blindness. The main showcase from IAPB was the Standard Operating Protocol for improving quality and efficiency of eye care delivery developed by the community outreach department

National Honours

  • Indian NGO Award 2008 in the large NGO category by Nand and Jeet Khemka Foundation in collaboration with the Resource Alliance New Delhi
  • FICCI Healthcare Award 2009 for Best Community Driven Outreach Program in India, New Delhi
  • The Renny Tanker – for the Love of Service Award by Tamil Nadu Research Foundation and The Renny Abraham Tanker Foundation for excellence in community service, Chennai
  • Namma Bengaluru Award 2010 for special contribution to city of Bengaluru by Namma Bengaluru Foundation
  • FICCI Healthcare Award 2010 for the Best Community Driven Outreach Program in India, New Delhi.
  • FICCI Healthcare Award 2011 for Addressing Industry Issues in healthcare September, New Delhi.
  • Sitaram R Jindal Prize 2011for Rural Development And Poverty Alleviation, New Delhi
  • Shri Dharamsey Nansey Oman Award 2012 for Outstanding High Quality High Volume Comprehensive Eye Care Service Delivery instituted by VISION2020: The Right to Sight – INDIA, Madurai
  • IMC Ramkrishna Bajaj National Quality Excellence Trophy 2013, by IMC Ramkrishna Bajaj National Quality Award Trust, Mumbai
  • Six Sigma Healthcare Excellence 2013 Award awarded by Six Sigma Healthcare Pvt. Ltd., New Delhi
  • Medical Excellence Award 2014 awarded by Aditya Media and JanSanskruti, New Delhi
  • Mobile for Good Award 2014 by Vodafone Foundation - Utilizing technological innovations for driving social change – main health category , New Delhi.
  • IMC Ramkrishna Bajaj National Quality Award 2014, awarded by IMC Ramkrishna Bajaj National Quality Award Trust, Mumbai

Dr. R. V. Ramani has been recognized and honored by many Institutions for his meritorious community services.

  • Selected as a Group Study Exchange Team Member of Rotary International and visited USA as an Ambassador of good will, 1980.
  • Dr. R. V. Ramani has been Selected by Government of India as one of the 2 working group members in the non-governmental sector for Vision 2020 Program.
  • Outstanding young person Award of Jaycees International
  • Outstanding young Doctor Award of Jaycees International.
  • Meritorious Service Award of Lions International.
  • Past President of Rotary Club of Coimbatore Central, a 100% Paul Harris Fellow Club in India.
  • Life time Achievement Award from Kasturba Medical College, Alumni.
  • One of the Great Achievers of the year 2002, identified by the Indian Express Daily.
  • Recipient of Dr. K. S. Sanjeevini Award for outstanding medical service 2007.
  • Rotary Club of Singapore’s Award for Humanitarian Service for “Gift of Vision” project in Cambodia.
  • Navjeevan Sight Savers Award, Tirupatti.
  • Dr. R.K. Seth Memorial Award for Community Ophthalmology 2006.
  • ‘Role Model of India’ Award by Basic Research Education and Development Society, a non-profit organization doing yeoman service in the field of Education and Health Care in India.
  • Mrs. P. Pattanayak Memorial Award, 2006 was presented by Indian Alumni Group of ICEH, London at Hyderabad on 31st Jan 2007 for his self-less, devoted Community Eye Care Services.
  • Vaidyarathna Award presented by Sri Kanchi Kamakoti Peetham, Kanchipuram.
  • Sankara Eye Foundation, USA award for 25 years of pioneering service in the field of community eye care.
  • Participation in the 2008 Asian Leadership Summit held in New York on 4th to 6th Nov 2008, hosted by General Electric, HSBC Bank and IBM. He was invited to speak / discuss on blindness.
  • The Ruby Healthcare Excellence Award 2015 by Shanmughananda Sabha Healthcare division, Mumbai


Sankara is accredited by the following organizations:

  • Credibility Alliance
  • Charity Aid Foundation India
  • Give India
  • ISO
  • NABH (SEH, Bangalore)