Bachelor of Vocation in Medical Lab Technology

  • Duration: 2 Or 3 years
  • Eligibility: For lateral-10+3 (SSC+ Diploma)/ 12 +1 DMLT/DLT
  • New Admission: -12 Sci/ 10+ 2 MLT (MCVC)
  • Mode: Online & Offline available


The higher education system has to incorporate the requirements of various industries in its curriculum, innovatively and flexibly while developing a holistic and well-groomed graduate. This is now possible as higher education is now aligned with the emerging needs of the economy, to ensure graduates have adequate knowledge and skills for employment and entrepreneurship

The University Grants Commission (UGC) has launched a scheme on skills development-based higher education as part of college/university education, leading to Bachelor of Vocation (B.Voc.) Degree, with multiple exits such as  Diploma/Advanced Diploma/Degree under the NSQF

It is an undergraduate-level vocational training program. Technically, it is a Bachelor’s Degree course. This training program will help you build a decent career in the allied healthcare sector. Lab technician, lab technologist, lab supervisor – these are some of the job profiles that you will have access to.

B.Voc. Medical Lab Technology deals with the pathology laboratory aspects. The  program trains young candidates and turns them into skilled medical laboratory technologists. B.Voc. program is 3 years course with the provision of exit options such as –

  • Diploma after completing 1 year of the program
  • Advanced Diploma after completing 2 years of the program
  • Bachelor’s Degree after completing 3 years of the program

Job Description

Their main task is to assist the Pathologist in examining clinical specimens and  arriving at a conclusion. MLT professionals are capable of performing tasks such as –

  • Collecting clinical specimens of patients
  • Labeling clinical specimens
  • Safely storing the specimens
  • Examining the specimen by subjecting it to specific tests
  • Writing down the findings
  • Passing down his/her observations to the main pathologist

To perform the above-mentioned tasks, an MLT professional must be knowledgeable about aspects such as – specimen collection techniques,  specimen storage techniques, examination methods, operating relevant diagnostic equipment, preparing reports, pathology, diseases in human beings,  etc.

Career Prospects

After completing this course, you may find a job at the following places –

  • Hospitals (pathology lab)
  • Clinics (pathology lab)
  • Medical labs
  • Nursing homes

MLT professionals have access to the following job profiles –

  • Lab technician
  • Lab assistant
  • Lab supervisor
  • Lab manager
  • Senior lab assistant
  • Lab analyst

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