Lab Technician Courses

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

Last Modified on : 27 Nov 2022

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

Lab Technician Courses 2022 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.

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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.

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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

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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 2022 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 2022 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.

Lab Technician Courses 2022 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.

Lab Technician Courses Frequently Asked Questions

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

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

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

There are a number of areas in which a candidate can do his specialization, which are 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.

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

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

The MLT Diploma course duration is 2 years.

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.

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

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

11 Comments

N. susuma kumari, March 24, 2022

my 12th standard is (maths, physics, chemistry) can i take MLT course ? it is right for me ?

Parmar pradip kumar, October 22, 2021

I am in 5th semester of bsc, can i get addmission in diploma mlt after graduation

Exams Planner, November 25, 2021

Yes

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

Plzz give mi admission process

Vareesha, March 21, 2019

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