Bachelors in Clinical Laboratory Technology is also known as BMLT. It is a professional and job-oriented course pursued by students after class 12th. As it is a paramedical course hence, this course requires a student to have passed high school with Biology, Physics and Chemistry. Furthermore, under the BMLT course, a student can learn to conduct medical tests, handle the lab equipment, prepare medical reports and others. Also, during the pandemic, the scope of BMLT has increased tremendously due to excessive testing of blood samples. Therefore, hiring in this field has been increasing too. Hence, pursuing this course can take your career to the next level. Also, the fees for this course is pocket-friendly and the average salaries are in the dream figures.

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BMLT Subjects

  • Anatomy
  • Physiology
  • Biochemistry
  • Microbiology
  • Pathology
  • Bio-medical waste management
  • Clinical Haematology
  • Immunology & Serology

So, now you must be thinking, where to pursue the BMLT course from? India consists of numerous government and private institutions offering BMLT courses. But, the question arises as that which institution is best for BMLT.  Therefore, for your guidance in this article, we will be discussing everything about BMLT and related universities and institutions.

Additionally, we would also like to mention that it is not necessary that only 10+2 pass-outs can pursue the BMLT course. But there are also many diploma and postgraduate (master degree) courses available in this field too. Hence, students of any stage can pursue BMLT courses without any hesitation. Besides, admissions for various courses for the session 2021-22 are about to begin. Although, most of the institutions have already taken admission for the July or August session, yet admissions to the December batch are still remaining. Hence, those students who could not take admission previously, now have an opportunity. So now, let us discuss, how you can take admission to BMLT and give heights to your career-

All About BMLT

Duration for BMLT
  • 3-Year besides 6 months internship
  • However, in the case of diploma, it will be 1 year and for Master Degree 2 years.
Admission Criteria for BMLT
  • Merit-Based
Eligibility for BMLT
  • 12th/Graduate
  • But from Science Stream (PCB)
Course Levels of BMLT
  • Diploma
  • Graduation
  • Postgraduation
Fees for BMLT
  • INR 20,000/- to INR 4 Lakhs/- (annual)
Full-Form of BMLT
  • Bachelor of Medical Laboratory Technology
Average Placement Package for BMLT
  • INR 15,000/- to 25,000/- per month.
Average Cut Off of BMLT
  • Differs from Institution to institution.

BMLT: Eligibility Criteria

As mentioned earlier as well, admission to the BMLT course is completely on the basis of pure merit. Also, the merit or cut off list varies from college to college. Besides, in order to take admission to BMLT, a student must have a science background. Especially, the students must have studied Bio, Physics and Chemistry as compulsory subjects. The minimum percentage required in order to apply for this course is 50%. However, it is only applicable for applying and not for admissions. Besides, the BMLT eligibility criteria also vary as per the level of the course, which we are describing as below-

  • Firstly, the student must be 10+2 pass out with science stream to take admission in BMLT.
  • Students must have passed Biology, Chemistry and Physics subjects.
  • Besides, in the field of BMLT, having good knowledge of the English language is necessary.
  • Then, in order to apply for BMLT, one must have a minimum 50% score in 10+2.
  • Furthermore, there are no specific entrance exams for BMLT courses at the national or state level though, yet certain universities and institutions conduct entrance exams for the same.
  • The criteria also depend upon the type of BMLT course, that is, whether the student is seeking admission to a general BMLT course or a lateral entry BMLT course.
  • The fee structure moreover varies as per the university and mode of the course.
  • Usually, lateral entry BMLT course (that is if you join the course from mid-session or in short, late) then you have to pay higher and score higher as well.

Diploma in Medical Lab Technology

  • If a student is seeking admission to the diploma level course, then, in that case, no entrance test or even merit is needed (especially, in the private institutions)
  • Also, the diploma will be for one year and a 6 months internship.
  • But for the bachelor course, students will have to pass either in the merit or in the entrance examination (if any).

Interview for BMLT Course

  • The BMLT eligibility criteria will include qualifying for the interview round.
  • Once the student has qualified for the entrance exam or proves successful in merit, afterwards the student will have to appear for an interview.
  • However, the interview will be very general in any institution.

Pro Tip for Interviews: Universities generally check your confidence and communication skills. Hence, we would advise the students to work hard on their communication skills and stay confident before the interviewing faculty.

BMLT: Fees Structure

College/University Type Average Fees
Central Universities 30,000-50,000 INR
Private Universities 1 lac-2.5 lacs INR
Deemed/Deemed to be Universities 1.5 lacs-3 lacs INR
State Universities 1 lac-2 lacs INR
Private Colleges 1 lac-2.5 lacs INR
Government Colleges 30,000-50,000 INR
Institutes of National Importance 50,000-3 lacs INR

BMLT: Admission Process

BMLT admission process is completely online across all the Indian institutions. However, the students may also take offline BMLT admission in some selected universities. As stated earlier, BMLT admission is done on the basis of either merit or entrance exam, hence we are describing in detail the BMLT admission process for both the cases as below-

Merit-Based Admission

  • Certain universities and institutions do not hold any entrance examination for BMLT admission.
  • For example, Sikkim Manipal University, RN Tagore University, Guru Kashi University and a few more.
  • Therefore, students willing to take BMLT admission in such universities and institutions may simply visit their official websites.
  • Then they have to register for the BMLT admission using the login or new registration link appearing on the site.
  • Afterwards, the student needs to create a login Id and password and log in using the same.
  • Then, the online admission form will appear which the student will have to fill.
  • Also, in the admission form, the student will have to fill in his address, name of parents, his scores in 10th and 12th and some more pieces of such useful information.
  • Later on, once the student is registered, then they must have to be waiting for the university or institution to release the cut-off score for BMLT.
  • If the student is able to qualify for the cut-off, then their name will appear on the merit list and the university will call them for the counselling and interview sessions.

Entrance-Based Admission

  • Similarly, if the student is taking admission to a university that holds admission to the BMLT on an entrance basis, the student has to follow a similar process.
  • Firstly, they have to create a login Id and password using the official website of the university.
  • Then they must fill the online application form for the BMLT course.
  • Later on, the university will release admit cards for the entrance exam.
  • The student will have to give the entrance and if he passes the examination, they will eventually get admission to the BMLT course of that university.
  • Also, the student must keep checking the declaration of entrance results on the official website of the university.

BMLT: Entrance Exams

In India, only a few universities hold entrance examinations for BMLT admission. However, there is no specific and compulsory exam for the BMLT, yet certain universities conduct the entrance exam as per their regulations. Otherwise, the admission to BMLT is purely on the basis of merit and interview. Also, in the entrance exam, the syllabus consists of the school level knowledge with a few science-related general knowledge questions. Along with that, the entrance exam will also test your aptitude to serve and nurse people. So, read below to know about all the entrance examinations in the field of BMLT.

1. Manipal Entrance Test (MET)

Obviously, as the name suggests, Manipal Academy holds The Manipal Entrance Test every year across 50 different cities in India. Also, the entrance exam is conducted online, and applicants can apply for it through online official sites. Moreover, in order to apply for the admission to Manipal Academy BMLT course, the student needs to qualify 10+2 with PCB and arithmetic with a minimum of 50% score. Having said that, the student must have studied Bio, Physics, Chemistry and Maths at the 10+2 level. Then, the student will be eligible to apply for the MET.

Exam Syllabus: Bio, Chemistry, Physics & Maths of Class 11 & 12

Validity: Unknown yet.

Level of Difficulty: Medium

Exam Fee: Rs. 1400 to 2000 INR

2. NEET (all over India)

NEET exam is valid not only for the medicine and surgery courses but also for BMLT. Further, NTA holds the NEET exam every year. The students may also appear for the exam anywhere in India. Moreover, the application process for NEET is completely online and it is valid all over India. Not only BMLT candidates but medicine, surgery and dentistry students can also appear for this exam. Moreover, NTA releases a cut-off score and prepares a merit list every year to ensure student admissions to various medical courses. Hence, students will have to apply and register on the official site of NTA for NEET. Furthermore, the eligibility criteria will remain the same as MET but there is an age condition in the case of NEET and the student must be at least 17 years old at the time of application.

Exam Syllabus: Bio, Chemistry, Physics & Maths of Class 11 & 12

Validity: All over India

Level of Difficulty: Highly Advanced

Exam Fee: Rs. 800-1,500 INR

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3. KEAM (Kerala only)

Commissioner of Entrance Examination, Kerala conducts this examination every year. However, students can only appear for this exam in Kerala. Besides, this exam is not only valid for BMLT but for other courses as well. In order to appear for this exam, the student will have to register online. Also, for applying the students will have to use the CEE official website.  The eligibility moreover will remain the same as above for application.

Exam Syllabus: Bio, Chemistry, Physics & Maths of Class 11 & 12

Validity: Engineering, Pharma, Architect, Medical & Allied courses (All universities of Kerala)

Level of Difficulty: Medium

Exam Fee: Rs. 500 to 1000 INR

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4. AP EAMCET (Only Andhra)

AP EAMCET is another state-level exam, which APSCHE conducts every year only in Andhra Pradesh. Like KEAM, this exam is also valid for multiple courses, for instance, Agriculture, Engineering, and Medica courses. Also, the registration for AP EAMCET is completely online. Hence the students may apply using the APSCHE official website. Also, the eligibility criteria will remain the same as above for this exam as well. However, only those students who are willing to study in Andhra Pradesh should apply for this BMLT entrance exam.

Exam Syllabus: Bio, Chemistry, Physics & Maths of Class 11 & 12

Validity: All Universities and Institutions in Andhra Pradesh

Level of Difficulty: Medium

Exam Fee: Rs. 500 to 800

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Subjects/Syllabus for BMLT in India

As BMLT is a paramedical course, so the syllabus of BMLT is vast too. Also, it is a 3-Year course. Moreover, in this course, a student will receive all the necessary training for working in a hospital. The student will also learn everything about blood tests, urine tests, and many others. Besides conducting tests, the students will also learn about the preparation of their clinical reports and handling the testing machines as well.

Year I
  • Human Anatomy and Physiology-I
  • General Microbiology
  • Pathology
  • General Biochemistry
  • Fundamentals of Computer Science
  • Communication for Professionals
Year II
  • Human Anatomy and Physiology-II
  • Bacteriology, Immunology and Parasitology
  • Clinical Biochemistry
  • Haematology and Blood Banking
  • Community Medicine
  • Basic and Clinical Pharmacology
Year III
  • Histotechnology
  • Virology, Mycology and Applied Microbiology
  • Essentials of Medical Pharmacology
  • Histopathology and Cytopathology Techniques
  • Biomedical Techniques, Lab Management and Ethics
  • Hospital Training

Furthermore, the syllabus will also include detailed chapters on cell, digestive system, respiratory system, special senses, Endocrine system, cancer, haemoglobin, blood count, blood pressure and many others.  Hence, we can say, that the students will get a complete knowledge of the human body. Therefore, if you have the immense curiosity to understand how the human body works, then BMLT is the perfect course for you.  Moreover, this knowledge will also be helpful for the students personally as it will help you to lead a healthy life ahead.

Skills Required for BMLT in India

Above all, being a medical lab technologist is a profession of social service. It is not only lucrative but reputable as well. Nevertheless, pursuing this course is a matter of patience, dedication and humanity. Hence, students who have a flair to serve sick people and make them feel like a family are perfect for this course. Moreover, a person who can work under pressure with longer working hours (occasionally) can pursue this course. However, it is mention-worthy that above all, a person must be dedicated to humanity. All in all, we can say that-

  • Firstly, a person must be kind enough to serve the diseased.
  • Then, a person must be focused.
  • A person must also be able to work under pressure and for longer hours.
  • A person moreover must be able to handle the lab equipment hence, being tech-savvy is also important.
  • Further, having computer knowledge is also important.
  • Besides, a person must be able to develop multi-tasking skills because, sometimes in this line, a person gets extremely busy and has to handle multiple patients simultaneously.
  • However, these skills develop after the course and get polished with work experience. Therefore, we have listed these skills only for the student’s knowledge. Also, the crux is that a person must be ready to accept and adapt to this lifestyle.

Jobs after BMLT in India

Evidently, the scope of BMLT is really wide. Also, the BMLT jobs are highly lucrative. Moreover, there are many hospitals in India and especially, due to the pandemic in recent days, the demand for BMLT students has gone up. Therefore, there are many jobs in this field. Besides, lab technicians, a person can apply for various other jobs as well in the medical field.  Hence, we are listing some of the profiles below-

Job Name Average Pay (Per Annum)
Medical Lab Technician Rs. 2 Lacs – 4 Lacs INR
Phlebotomy Technician Rs. 2 Lacs – 3 Lacs INR
Technical Analyst Rs. 4 Lacs-15 Lacs INR
Senior Technician Rs. 4 Lacs-15 Lacs INR
X-Ray Technician Rs. 3 Lacs-8 Lacs INR

Top Employers for BMLT in India

There are many sectors hiring in the field of BMLT courses. But Labs, Hospitals and nursing homes are most popular. Also, below we are discussing different organizations that employ maximum numbers of BMLT course pass out students. Then, hospitals are second in the rank. Further, the most popular recruiters are-

Labs

  • SRL Diagnostics– Currently, SRL is a popular name in the diagnosis sector these days. Also, they have numerous labs located all over India. Especially, in Delhi, they have many labs and they hire BMLT students to collect blood samples from home and work in the lab as well. Therefore, BMLT jobs are widespread. They also hire for, Medical Lab Technician, Phlebotomy Technician, Technical Analyst, Senior Technician, Senior Technician, X-Ray Technician, Ultrasound Technician, Sample Collector and many others.
  • Thyrocare – Similarly, Thryrocare is yet another popular name these days. Also, we would like to mention that in comparison to hospitals, presently labs have more BMLT scope.  Because they have to recruit people in bulk. Likewise, Thyrocare recruits lab workers and sample collectors in bulk as they too provide doorstep sample collection service.
  • Dr Lal Path Lab- Although, if Lal Path lab provides a home collection facility is subject to confirmation on their part. Yet, we would like to mention that Dr Lal Path Lab is one of the oldest names in the field of Lab services. Also, their branches are all across India. Hence, they also recruit hundreds of Lab technicians every year.
  • Focus Imaging- Focus Imaging is also another popular name. Furthermore, they too provide almost every type of diagnostic service.  Big or small, every kind of test is thus available in Focus Imaging. Hence, this particular lab can prove a boon for a well-learnt BMLT student.
  • Siemens- Siemens is another popular and old name in the same fields. Also, they too have various branches all across India. Hence, they are also included among the top recruiters in the BMLT course.

Hospitals

  • Max Hospital (Private)- Presently, Max Hospital in the private sector is the biggest name. However, we would suggest that by big we mean by the number of branches only.  Also, since they have branches all over India and it is a full-fledged hospital, therefore, the requirements for lab technicians are always high there. Hence, the BMLT course can bring you good employment opportunities.
  • Fortis Hospital (Private)- Similarly, Fortis Hospital is another big name. Moreover, they also have numerous branches all over India and hence the requirement of BMLT students is always high there.
  • Sir Ganga ram Hospital (Private)- A yet another private hospital, Sir Ganga Ram Hospital is considered as one of the best hospitals in Delhi. It is located in Central Delhi and hence the patient inflow is high too. Therefore, the requirement of BMLT students is really high in this hospital as well. Moreover, BMLT jobs in Sir Ganga Ram Hospital are believed to be highly lucrative.
  • AIIMS (Government) – AIIMS is the most popular name in the Government’s medical sector. Also, getting a job in AIIMS is one of the most prestigious things for any doctor, nurse or lab technician. Therefore, if you are capable of securing a job here then your life after BMLT will be full of job security and opportunities.
  • Safdarjung Hospital (Government)- Similarly, the second best name in the government sector is Safdarjung Hospital. Also, it is as valuable as AIIMS. Therefore, if after BMLT a student qualifies to get a job there, their life will be full of satisfaction and opportunities.

Top BMLT Colleges & Universities in India

There are many colleges and universities offering BMLT. Besides these colleges and universities, there are many noble institutes as well offering a diploma course in Medical Lab Technology. Say, for example, YWCA of Delhi and YMCA of Delhi provides a one-year diploma in MLT. Furthermore, if a student is willing to pursue a degree course, then the top choices may include-

College Name
Armed Forces Medical College
Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research, Chandigarh
Jawaharlal Institute of Postgraduate Medical Education and Research
Shivalik Institute of Paramedical Technology, Chandigarh
Sikkim Manipal Institute of Medical Sciences, Gangtok
Ayushman College, Bhopal

Top BMLT Universities in India

Read below to know about the topmost universities offering BMLT.

University Name
All India Institute of Medical Sciences
Mewar University, Rajasthan
Chandigarh University
RN Tagore University
Lovely Professional University
School of Nursing and Health Sciences

Frequently Asked Questions About the BMLT Course (FAQs)

What is BMLT full form?

The full form of BMLT is Bachelor of Medical Lab Technology. As the BMLT full form refers to Medical Technology, so this course is a degree program that enables a student to become medical lab technicians in various labs and hospitals. Also, after completing the course, a student gets a reputable job in the diagnosis field. Further, a student may also own his own diagnosis lab.

What is BMLT Scope?

In a word, the scope of BMLT is extremely wide in India. Not only top hospitals but nowadays many diagnosis labs recruit numerous lab technicians every year as well. Presently, even due to the pandemic conditions, the government is also planning to hire more than 3000 BMLT students. Hence, its is not just restricted to hospitals but covers other areas for recruitment as well such as diagnostic labs, nursing homes and others.

What is BMLT course fees?

The BMLT course fees vary from college to college and institution to institution. For example, the BMLT course fees in government universities range from Rs 20 thousand to 50 thousand. Whereas, BMLT course fees in the private institutions may be up to 3 lacs and even more. However, if any student is willing not to pursue a degree course but a 1 or 2-year diploma then the BMLT course fees will not be more than 1.5 lacs. Likewise, the student will not get a degree but only a diploma. Having said that, there is a wide range in BMLT course fees and students may opt as per their convenience.

What are BMLT Jobs?

BMLT Jobs include everything related to a diagnostic centre.  Hence, ceratin BMLT jobs are medical lab technician, senior technician, junior technician, sample collection, X-Ray technician, Ultrasound technician and more.

Can I pursue a BMLT course in AIIMS?

Yes, you can indeed pursue BMLT from AIIMS. But to get admission to the BMLT course in AIIMS, you will have to secure extremely good marks in class 12. Also, the BMLT course in AIIMS is of high prestige. Moreover, the BMLT course in AIIMS can also bring you a golden opportunity to get campus recruitment.

What is BMLT Salary in India?

Clearly, the BMLT salary in India for freshers ranges from Rs 15 thousand to 25 thousand per month. Also, when you earn experience of more than a year, then the BMLT salary in India will be ranging from Rs 27 thousand to 35 thousand.  However, for a fresher, we can say 15 thousand may be an ideal beginning. Further, it also varies depending upon the type of hospital, lab and even area. For example, BMLT salary in the urban areas will undoubtedly be more than BMLT Salary in rural areas.

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