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DMLT and B.Sc MLT Course

To become a Lab Technician, the most popular course students pursue after 12th is a Diploma in Medical Lab Technology (MLT) which helps them to climb the ladder for becoming a Medical Lab Technician. A Diploma degree in MLT can prove an entry point in your quest to become an MLT. But to succeed as an MLT, you need to opt for a Bachelor in MLT course (B.Sc). A B. Sc in MLT will enable you to learn to professional medical technologies such as:

  • Treatment of complications in patients by various clinical laboratory tests
  • Prevention
  • Diagnosis

The major difference between Diploma and B.Sc in MLT, is that B.Sc MLT course is a 3-year programme, while DMLT course is a 2-year programme. For most cases, an entrance test is conducted for B.Sc MLT while the entrance tests are not there for admissions in DMLT. Also, the career prospects after pursuing a B. Sc, instead of a Diploma in MLT is great with scope to grow in the field. Post completion of B. Sc in MLT, you can be hired by leading hospitals or pharmaceutical companies. 

Importance of DMLT & B.Sc MLT Course

The Medical Lab Technician is an allied healthcare course known as Paramedical which trains the candidates to provide technical support to the doctors and surgeons working in the healthcare system. Medical lab technology executives are an inseparable part of the medical system. The DMLT and B.Sc MLT programs cover the basics of the following subjects:

  • Blood Banking
  • Pathology
  • Biochemistry
  • Microbiology

Internal assessment, practical sessions, laboratory management and ethics are taught to the candidates as the main curriculum of the course.

Diploma in MLT and B.Sc in MLT Eligibility Criteria

Generally, different institutes have different eligibility criteria set for the diploma and Bachelors in B.Sc courses. Though the eligibility criteria remain similar for DMLT and B.Sc MLT courses in each college, the eligibility criteria are subject to change from institute to institute, so, the students are requested to check with their institute of preference for detailed eligibility criteria.

Generally, the eligibility criteria are as follows:

Name of Course

B.Sc Medical Lab Technology (MLT)


Minimum Academic Requirement

10+2 in Science

10+2 (Science)

Minimum Aggregate Score Requirement

50% or More

40% or More

Subject Preference

Physics, Chemistry and Biology or Mathematics

Physics, Chemistry and Biology or Mathematics

Entrance Test

University Level


Note: Most medical colleges will offer admission to the 3-year UG programme on the basis of an entrance test score. Depending on the admission policy of each college, the candidates may either be asked to appear for a State-level Entrance test or University-Level entrance test.


Diploma / B.Sc Medical Lab Technology (MLT) Admission Process

The admission processes opted by medical colleges and institutions in India is similar to other educational institutions in the nation. There are two prominent admission processes for B.Sc Medical Lab Technology courses in India, which include, Entrance-Based and Merit-based admissions. Check out the steps of B.Sc Medical Lab Technology admission process in India for the 2020 academic year.

Entrance-Based Admissions for B.Sc Medical Lab Technology

  • After applying for the required entrance test, as per the regulations of the respective colleges, candidates must appear for the entrance test on the stipulated date and time.
  • After attempting the exam, the conducting body will release the appropriate merit list containing the name of the candidates along with the scores and ranks.
  • Unlike other disciplines, medical institutions depend on counselling processes to offer admissions to the candidates.
  • Here, based on the ranks and the scores of the candidates as per the entrance test and the merit lists, each candidate will be asked to appear for the counselling processes conducted by the authorised body.
  • At the counselling centre, candidates will be asked to select their preferred course and college.
  • The medical college/institution will offer admission to the courses based purely ranks and scores obtained by the applicants in the entrance test, the course & college chosen and the availability of seats in the preferred choices.

Merit-Based Admissions B.Sc Medical Lab Technology

  • After successfully applying for admission to the respective colleges, candidates will be asked to appear for the selection processes as defined by each individual college.
  • Prior to the selection process, the medical institutions/colleges will release the appropriate merit lists containing the names of the candidates along with their ranks, which would be calculated based on the previous academic records.
  • The medical college/institutions will then call the students for counselling rounds, where each candidate will be able to select the course and college of their choice.
  • Depending on the rank of the candidate as per the merit list, their preferred choice of college and course and the availability of seats in the preferred choices, the medical college/institution will offer admission to the candidate.

Note: Each college will define its own admission processes, which may even include direct admission to the courses. Therefore, it is necessary for you, as an aspirant to go through the admission policy of each individual college prior to applying for admission.t

Career and Future Scope: Diploma in MLT & B.Sc in MLT

The students who study Medical Lab Technology (MLT) generally are recruited by the top hospitals as Medical Lab Technicians and Technologists. Some leading Pharmaceutical companies can also recruit candidates in this role.

Salary after Studying Diploma/B.Sc in Medical Lab Technology

The general salary package of a medical lab technician generally starts from Rs. 2 lakh per annum and can go up to Rs. 5 lakh per annum. However, the salary package can soar higher than if the candidate gets hired by pharmaceutical companies. The top pharma companies that hire lab technology graduates are, Ranbaxy, Amway, Mankind, Sun Pharma etc.

Annual Fee for Diploma / B.Sc in Medical Lab Technology (MLT) Course

There is not much difference as far as the annual fee of Diploma or B.Sc in MLT course is concerned. The annual fees which are payable at the beginning of each year mostly range from Rs. 50,000 to Rs. 1 lakh. Private institutes generally have a higher fee for the MLT courses.

People who have a niche for working in a medical and healthcare sector but not as a doctor can choose to work as a lab technician. A lab technician's job is challenging and interesting as well and a lab technician not only works with patience but they are seen as an inseparable part of the scientific research in medical colleges as well


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