Bachelor in Medical Laboratory Technology or BMLT is a 3-year undergraduate course designed to equip eligible candidates with an advanced learning in both routine and sophisticated laboratory diagnostic procedures. Aspiring candidates need to have qualified the Senior Secondary Certificate (class XIIth) Examination in the Science stream, with a minimum aggregate score of 50% (45% for SC/ST candidates) or equivalent CGPA.
Candidates are imparted:
Such graduates are hired in capacities such as R&D Contractual Lab Assistant, Junior Technical Executive, Lab Medicine Technician, X-Ray Technician, Laboratory Technician, System Analyst, Laboratory Technician, etc.
The average tuition fee charged for the course in India ranges between INR 2,000 and 5 Lacs for a span of 3 years, and the average monthly starting salary of a Lab Technician ranges between INR 8,000 and 16,000. Lab Technologists are generally paid higher than Lab Technicians.
Medical technicians find employment in areas such as like hospitals, health care clinics, medical pathology laboratories, research laboratories, urologists’ offices, etc.
Listed below are some of the major highlights of the course.
|Examination Type||Semester System|
|Eligibility||10+2 in any stream|
|Admission Process||Merit-based/ Based on performance in entrance exam|
|Course Fee||INR 2,000 to 5 Lacs|
|Average Starting Salary||INR 4 to 10 lacs per annum|
|Top Recruiting Companies||MAX Hospital, Kailash Hospital, Metro Hospital, Fortis Hospital, Public Health Facilities, Nursing Homes, Hospitals, Clinics, Commercial Laboratories, etc.|
|Top Recruiting Area||Hospitals, emergency centers, nursing homes, private laboratories, blood banks, doctor's office, clinics, government sectors colleges and universities, etc.|
|Job Positions||R&D Contractual Lab Assistant, Junior Technical Executive, Lab Medicine Technician, X-Ray Technician, Laboratory Technician, System Analyst, Laboratory Technician, etc.|
Students enrolled to the course are taught to perform tests that aid in the diagnosis and treatment of diseases. The program also equips candidates with the requisite knowledge and skills needed to handle sophisticated lab equipment and perform accurate laboratory tests.
The course aims to train students in:
Listed below are the principle objectives of the course.
The course essentially aims to impart training to candidates in:
Listed below are some of the top institutes in India that offer the course.
|Name of Institute||City||Average Fees|
|Manipal University||Karnataka||INR 2,92,000 (course)|
|Mewar University||Rajasthan||INR 99,000 (course)|
|Sikkim Manipal Institute of Medical Sciences||Sikkim||INR 1,39,000 (course)|
|Chatrapati Sahuji Maharaj||Kanpur||INR 1,64,000 (course)|
|Jamia Hamdard University||New Delhi||INR 2,21,000 (course)|
|Assam Down Town University||Guwahati||INR 2,40,000 (course)|
|Madhav University||Rajasthan||INR 1,48,000 (course)|
|Paramedical College||Durgapur||INR 2,40,000 (course)|
|Teerthanker Mahaveer University||Moradabad||INR 2,48,000 (course)|
|Bhavan's Tripura College of Science and Technology||Agartala||INR 1,17,000 (course)|
|SCPM College of Nursing and Paramedical Science||Gonda||INR 1,80,000 (course)|
|Jayoti Vidyapeeth Women's University||Jaipur||INR 2,00,000 (course)|
|Mahatma Jyoti Rao Phoole University||Jaipur||INR 91,000 (course)|
|Ayushman College||Bhopal||INR 1,40,000 (course)|
|Noida International University||Noida||INR 64,000 (course)|
|Amity University||Noida||INR 86,168 (course)|
|Sharda University||Noida||INR 1,06,000 (course)|
|Chaudhary Charan Singh University||Meerut||INR 6,600 (course)|
|Teerthanker Mahaveer University||Moradabad||INR 70,771 (course)|
|Om Sai Paramedical College||Ambala||INR 40,000|
|Swami Vivekanand Subharti University||Meerut||INR 47,833 (course)|
|Chhatrapati Shahu Ji Maharaj University||Kanpur||INR 53,000 (course)|
|Galgotias University||Noida||INR 68,571 (course)|
Candidates wishing to apply for the course need to fulfill the following eligibility criteria
|Bachelor in Medical in Madhya Pradesh||Bachelor in Medical in Punjab||Bachelor in Medical in Rajasthan||Bachelor in Medical in Andhra Pradesh|
Most institutes offering the course admit students based on their performance in a relevant entrance test followed by a round of Personal Interview. Some institutes conduct their own entrance tests for offering admission. Admission process generally varies across colleges. A few institutes also provide direct admission based on the candidate’s score at the 10+2 level.
The major entrance exams held in India for admission to the course are listed here.
A semester-wise breakup of the course’s syllabus is tabulated here.
|Communication Skills||Computer Skills|
|Communication Skills||Computer Skills|
|Communication Skills||Computer Skill|
Medical Lab Technologist and Medical Microbiologists are in enormous demand in the country’s medical scene. Successful BMLT degree holders may even start their own clinical laboratories and pursue private practice under the supervision of pathologists.
They are needed in clinical labs for analyzing a variety of diseases, such as Hepatitis, Cancer Markers, AIDS, Malarial parasites, Tuberculosis, Arthritis, etc. they are indispensable for an effective functioning of biochemical laboratories.
A large number of private clinics, nursing homes, blood donation centers, pathology research facilities, etc. hire such lab specialists.
Some of the popular professional avenues open to successful graduates of the course are listed below with the corresponding salaries offered for the respective positions.
|Job Position||Job Description||Average Annual Pay Scale in INR|
|Systems Analysts||Systems Analysts study an organization's present computer systems and techniques and design information systems solutions for helping the rganization to work all the more productively and adequately.||8,49,546|
|Technical Executives||Technical Executives manage and coordinate every specialized operation for an organization. Technical Executives develop and manage operational budgets for technical departments. They work with other executive to create strategic plans ready for future enhancements of the organization’s technology to guarantee security and productivity.||7,60,770|
|Medical Technicians||Medical Technicians perform and analyze the results of complex scientific tests on blood and bodily fluids. Medical Technicians analyze tissue samples in the lab to prep and handle surgical instruments in the operating room or provide first-response medical attention at the scene of an accident.||5,50,430|
|X-Ray Technician||X-Ray Technicians use cutting-edge imaging methods to visualize the inside of the human body. During X-ray, a professional must position a patient's body in a particular way to catch the correct picture needed by the doctor.||6,27,630|
|Lab Technician||A Lab Technician plays out the common handiwork in labs. Lab Technicians work in different settings which include social insurance, industry, and instructive establishments. Lab Specialists may work in a wide assortment of fields, for example, solution, science, scientific gadgets, geography, etc.||6,95,980|