MLT Course - Lab Technician Course, B.Sc MLT, Jobs, Top Institutions, Eligibility, Admission & Career

Lab Technician Courses

Medical Laboratory Technology (MLT) involves the application of technologies in diagnosing and curing diseases. It is also known by different names like Clinical Laboratory Science or Clinical Laboratory Technology or Medical Laboratory Science. In this field of science, all kinds of human fluids, like Blood, Urine, Stool, Sputum, Synovial- fluid, Cerebro-spinal fluid, etc. are put under microscopic examinations, which aid doctors in diagnosing the disease correctly.

MLT Course - Career Opportunities

It is a job-oriented medical field. These days many students are making their career as Medical Laboratory Technicians. A Laboratory technician/ technologist operates all kinds of medical machinery like analysers and prepares a specimen. He gives directions to the technicians to work accordingly.

Almost all top-ranked medical institutions offer medical laboratory technician courses (MLT course). One can pursue a Diploma, UG and PG course.

Top-Ranked Institutions offering MLT course -

  • AIIMS (All India Institute Of Medical Science)
  • The University of Medical Science, GTB Hospital, New Delhi
  • Post Graduate Institute of Medical Education and Research, Chandigarh
  • Punjab Technical University, Punjab
  • Kerala Institute of Medical Science, Thiruvananthapuram


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Lab Technician Courses 2021 Important Dates

Courses Offered

Students can do either a Degree or Diploma in MLT. There are various private institutions which offer Lab Technician course to students.

MLT B.Sc Courses

Name of the Course

Duration

B.Sc in Medical Laboratory Technology

3 Years.

B.Sc in Medical Imaging Technology

3 Years.

B.Sc in Clinical Laboratory Technology

3 Years.

Bachelor of Medical Lab Technology

3 Years.

MLT M.Sc Courses

Name of the Course

Duration

M.Sc in Medical Laboratory Technology

2 Years.

M.Sc in Medical Imaging Technology

2 Years.

Post Graduate Diploma in MLT

1 Year.

Post Graduate Diploma in Laboratory Services in Science.

1 Year.

Post Graduate Diploma in Biomedical Laboratory Technology

1 Year.

MLT Diploma Courses

Name of the Course

Duration

Diploma in Medical Imaging Technology

2 Year

Diploma in Cardiovascular Technician

2 Year

Diploma in Medical Record Technology

2 Year

Diploma in Clinical Analysis

2 Year

Diploma in X-ray and ECG Technology

2 Year

Diploma in EEG Laboratory Technician

2 Year

Diploma in Clinical Laboratory Technician

2 Year

Diploma in Clinical Analysis

2 Year

The Bachelor of Medical Lab Technology is one of the most preferred course. Most of the student opt for this course. In this course, the student can get specialisation in many areas. Some of the areas of specialization are – Microbiology, Hematology, Clinical Chemistry, Clinical Bio-Chemistry, Clinical Pathology, Biostatistics, Immune Pathology, Immunology and Immunological Techniques, Parasitology, Biomedical Techniques, Serology, Cytotechnology, Phlebotomy, Histology, Urinalysis, Coagulation, Radiology, Virology, Toxicology, Bacteriology, Ultrasonography, Histopathology, Histocompatibility, Virology, Mycology, Cytopathology, Genetics, Electron Microscopy, Cytogenetics. 



Lab Technician Courses 2021 Eligibility

  • A student should have completed Class 12th with science subjects especially, Biology.
  • He/ She should have a minimum score of 45% marks in aggregate to become eligible for the Undergraduate or Diploma course

Lab Technician Courses 2021 Application Process

MLT B.Sc, MLT M.Sc & Diploma Courses offered by almost all top-ranked medical institutions. Check out details for the MLT course viz. Eligibility, scope, salary, etc.


Other Details

Accreditation

To get a job after completing the MLT course, it is important that a candidate is registered or certified by the All India Association of Medical Lab practitioners. Or else the candidate is certified by the NAACLS (National Accrediting Agency for Clinical Laboratory Science). This is an International body that approves MLT students and Institutes. Its certification carries more weight than other certifications. Thus, a candidate with NACLS certification is preferred more by the recruiting companies over others.

MLT Course - Job Profiles

A candidate can work on various profiles after completing the MLT course such as –

  • Lab Technician
  • Trainer
  • Assistant to Scientist
  • Lab consultant
  • Lab Supervisor
  • Laboratory in-charge
  • QC Manager
  • QA Manager
  • Laboratory Information System Analyst etc.

Salary

A fresher can expect a salary of ₹10,000 to 20,000 or more depending on his/her knowledge and performance in the interview. But very soon it goes up.

Recruitment

Some of the recruiting agencies for MLT students are –Hospitals (Government and Private), Clinics, Research Centres, Universities, Laboratories, Blood donation Centres, Emergency Centres, Crime Investigating Laboratories, Pharmaceutical companies etc.

MLT Course - FAQs (Frequently Asked Questions)

Check out the frequently asked questions related to the MLT courses here. You can also ask your queries in the comment section.

Q.What is the MLT course?

MLT is a Medical Laboratory Technician. Being a doctor is not the only option; a student can find his career in the medical field as a Medical Laboratory Technician also. They are responsible for taking samples of blood, urine, sputum etc. and analyse it as per the instructions of the doctor. The doctor decides for the patient as per the report by MLT like what medicine to prescribe to the patient, when to admit a patient or when to relieve the patient from the hospital.

Q. When one can do this course?

One can do this course after doing 12th standard with science subjects especially biology.

Q.What is the eligibility of MLT Course at various UG level?

A candidate should have done 12th standard with science subjects and should have scored at least 45% marks in aggregate.

Q.What is the eligibility of MLT Course at various PG level?

A candidate should have done an undergraduate course in the same course in which he wants admission at the PG level.

Q. If a person can do a Diploma course in MLT?

Yes, one can do a Diploma in MLT. There are many private institutions which offer Diploma course to students.

Q.What are the areas of specialisation in the MLT course?

There are a number of areas in which a candidate can do his specialization, which is as follows - Microbiology, Hematology, Clinical Chemistry, Clinical Bio-Chemistry, Clinical Pathology, Biostatistics, Immune Pathology, Immunology and Immunological Techniques, Parasitology, Biomedical Techniques, Serology, Cytotechnology, Phlebotomy, Histology, Urinalysis, Coagulation, Radiology, Virology, Toxicology, Bacteriology, Ultrasonography, Histopathology, Histocompatibility, Virology, Mycology, Cytopathology, Genetics, Electron Microscopy, Cytogenetics.

Q. What accreditations are required for practising MLT?

An MLT qualified candidate needs to get accredited to get a job in any institutions. NAACLS (National Accrediting Agency for Clinical Laboratory Science) and Association of Medical Lab Technicians are one such accrediting agencies.

Q. Where an MLT qualified candidate can find a job?

An MLT qualified person can get a job in various institutions like government hospitals, private hospitals, Research centres, blood donating centres, clinics, crime investigating laboratories etc.

Q. What is the duration of the MLT Diploma Course?

The MLT Diploma course duration is 2 years.


9 Comments

ASARI SHASHIKANT NAGINBHAI
July 4, 2021
nice
chinna
June 8, 2019
i want to MLT syllabus
Exams Planner
June 12, 2019
You can get the syllabus at the institute you are going to pursue the course from.
Madapuru sudarshan
May 19, 2019
I have completed b.sc(maths,physics,chemistry)and I do mlt course
Exams Planner
May 22, 2019
Yes, you can.
Bhimashankar
May 15, 2019
I have completed my puc this year can i take MLT course
Exams Planner
May 17, 2019
Yes.
Hina Ansari
May 1, 2019
I am in Bsc 1st year i wanna do MLT course .Is it right for me
Exams Planner
May 7, 2019
If you are interested in a career as a laboratory technician, you can do the course.
Faizan
April 29, 2019
Top MLT college in delhi???
Exams Planner
May 7, 2019
You must check out different colleges and compare them on the basis of fee, placement, etc. to select the best one for you.
Roshani Sunil Patil
April 24, 2019
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March 21, 2019
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Syed faizan
January 10, 2019
Plz send sylubus for bsc mlt 3 year course ..