Sankara Eye Hospital
Eye Hospital
Estd: 1984
Used for Beneficiaries: 75%
Address : No.1, Third Cross Street, Sri Sankara Nagar, Pammal, Chennai 600075. Tamil Nadu
Email :
Web-site :
Telephone : +91 44 22484799; +91 44 22485299
Donor Contact : Mr. Prasanna Venkatesan / +91 9444391710 /
Rs, Y/E March 31
Income & Expenditure Statement20112012
Income From
Government Sources00
Institutional Sources00
Foreign Sources00
Other Income1,286,3661,405,659
Total Income (A)44,719,72065,640,680
Expenses For
Direct Programme Activities10,796,24814,503,681
Programme Staff Cost16,977,40229,555,934
Travel Expenses321,229476,703
Direct Programme Expenses28,094,87944,536,318
Fund Raising Expenses00
General Staff Cost00
Overhead Expenses11,030,92911,120,844
Other Expenses/Transfer00
Total Expenditure (B)43,367,12059,509,880
Surplus / (Deficit) (A-B)1,352,6016,130,800
Balance Sheet20112012
Fixed Assets18,384,92416,958,272
Current Assets (excl. Cash)1,439,0522,077,037
Cash/Bank 3,559,3505,306,327
Accumulated Deficits00
Total Assets60,068,32469,541,632
Corpus / Share Capital15,196,29517,733,096
General Funds44,175,22450,306,024
Earmarked Funds00
Current Liabilities335,942579,315
Total Liabilities60,068,32469,541,632
Other Details20112012
Direct Beneficiaries (Nos)N.A.N.A.
Indirect Beneficiaries (Nos)N.A.N.A.
Cost Per Direct Beneficiary (Rs) Avg. N.A.N.A.
Number of Staff91101
Highest Salary (Rs p.a.)1,440,0002,400,000
Lowest Salary (Rs p.a.)36,00043,200
Regd. under : The Public Charitable Trust Act, 2004
Auditor : C.V.Ramaswamy & Co.
Bankers : ICICI Bank
Indian Bank

Donor tax benefits : 80G 50%
Eligible for foreign donations : Yes

Trustees/Directors/Managing Committee:
Dr. P. Janakiraman, Managing Trustee
Mr. S. Visvanathan, Trustee & Secretary
Mr. V. Lakshmanan, Trustee & Treasurer
Dr. R.V. Ramani, Trustee
Mr. B.P. Jain, FCA, Trustee
Mr. Jagdish M. Chanrai, Trustee

Source : Audit Report 2012

NGO Profile :
Sankara Eye Hospital was established to provide comprehensive, quality eye care especially to the rural poor in the districts of Kanchipuram, Tiruvallur, Chennai and Chittoor. Supported by Sightsavers, Rotary and Mission for Vision, Sankara Eye Hospital at Pammal has received corporate donations from Essar & Shriram groups, public sector banks and Madras Refineries.

The NGO commenced in 1983 with a focus on education, by 1990, a 20-bed Rotary Club funded general hospital was set up. In 1997, the hospital was converted into an exclusive ophthalmic hospital. 

The organisation offers three distinct services:

  • Sankara Eye Hospital performs an average of 50 cataract surgeries everyday of which less than 15% are paying surgeries. Other specialities include treatment for glaucoma, vitreo retinal, paediatric ophthalmology, eye bank and corneal transplants.
  • Kannoli - rural outreach program on eye care. Daily camps are conducted and post screening, patients are brought to cheap tag heuer replica watches Pammal for free surgery and post op care. Over 157,000 people have been treated for curable cataract blindness in the past 15 years.
  • Vanavil school children screening:-
  • 31000 children at 25 Viveknanagda schools in Chennai.
  • 9300 in 8 government school in Kanchipuram.
  • Spectacles were distributed free of cost.
  • Eye Bank.
  • Sankara Academy of Ophthalmology eighteen month fellowships for cheap breitling replica watches Indian or foreign ophthalmologists. Started in 2012.