Medical Laboratory Technology, also called Clinical Laboratory Science, is an allied health/paramedical profession, which is concerned with the diagnosis, treatment and prevention of disease through the use of clinical laboratory tests. NSHM offers B.Sc. in Medical Laboratory Technology programme (MLT) in Kolkata and Durgapur where students will be trained with practical and theoretical knowledge. It is one of the best colleges to get a B.Sc. degree in MLT where students will acquire knowledge about collection and sampling of important data, testing, reporting and documenting medical investigations.

Doctors rely on laboratory technologies to detect, diagnose and treat diseases. This programme covers the basics of pre-clinical subjects such as Biochemistry, Pathology, Microbiology and Blood Banking. Medical Laboratory Technologists (MLT) do these tests by analysing body fluids, tissues, blood typing, microorganism screening, chemical analyses, cell counts of human body etc.

Programme Education Objective

  • Prepare students with knowledge and skills in fundamental aspects of human biology, pathology, histopathology, haematology, immunology & serology, immunohematology & blood banking, clinical enzymology, parasitology & virology, clinical endocrinology & toxicology for superior roles and careers in medical lab diagnostics in diagnostic Labs and speciality, super-speciality, and multi-speciality healthcare institutions.
  • Enable them to adapt to the modern and emerging medical lab technologies by way of lifelong learning and practice in a multi-disciplinary and diverse health environments and discharge their services with ethics, values and social responsibility.

Career Opportunities

After pursuing B.Sc. in Medical Lab Technology, you can find enormous employment opportunities in Scientific, Managerial and educational sectors. Students can work as:

  • Laboratory technologists
  • Laboratory supervisors
  • Laboratory Technician
  • Technology Manager
  • Laboratory Manager
  • Laboratory Assistant
  • Medical Officer
  • Research Associate – Biotechnology Research Laboratory (Tissue Culture)
  • Medical Record Technician
  • Resident Medical Officer
  • Laboratory Testing Manager
  • Associate Professor – Biotechnology/Bio-Medical
  • Phlebotomist
  • Blood Bank Technician
  • Medical Coder
  • Biochemist Technician
  • Laboratory Supervisor
  • Clinical Pathology Technician

Programme Structure

Core Curriculum

Human Biology


anatomical understanding: cells, tissues, muscles, skeleton, organs, and their structure and function in normal human body.


Cellular Physiology and Lymphatic System, Blood and CardiovascularSystem, Respiratory System, Gastrointestinal Physiology, physiological functions of cells, tissues, blood, and diseases phenomenon. .


Classification, functions,digestion, and absorbtion of carbohydrates, protein and fat, Enzyme- Defination, classification , abnormal secretion, Nuclic acid structure , function and types of RNA &DNA, Vitamins & Minarals, chemical properties of bio molucles , functions ,importance and their measurements.


Fundamentals of microbiology, Microscoping, structure of microorganism, Antiseptic & Antibiotics, equipments, isolation of organism , safety measures in Microbiology Laboratory.

Mediacal Lab Diagnostics


History of pathology, pathogenesis of disease, Inflamation, Tissue repair, different disease, pathogenesis of critical disease like cancer


Tissue , its type & processing Microtome , knife & section cutting 3. Frozen section4. Haematoxylin & Eosin staining Histotechnique, specimen handling& staining.


Cell morphology & Anaemia, Haemoglobin , type & synthesis, Haematopoisis, Hemostasis & coagulation, blood disorders, and various types of tests for diagnosis.

Immunology & Serology

Immunity, serological reaction and their utility in Lab diagnosis, Antigen -Antibody reaction, Types of antibody, Lab diagnosis by ELISA & RIA

Immunohaematology & Blood Banking

Blood grouping, Blood banking system, Infectious disease marker determinatioin , Compatibility testing, Quality control in blood transfusion, Blood component apheresis

Clinical Enzymology

Enzymes & co enzymes, Enzyme kinetic, Clinical significance of different enzymes, and automation in clinical laboratory

Parasitology & Virology

Protozoology, Helminthology, Diagnostic method of parasites, property of virus, Oncogenic virus, life cycle and lab diagnosis of different medically significant parasites

Clinical Endocrinology & Toxicology

Hormones and their classification, introduction to toxicology hormones, toxic substances related to disorders, and their measuring technique

Diagnostic Molecular Biology

composition of DNA, RNA, Basic transcription, PCR technology, Blotting technique

Medical Lab Management

Values & Ethics

Value Statement, Ethical principles, awareness for safety, Sample analysis, Data Privacy, Data Security, Inclusion, Patient care, and Fair practices


Fair practices, Quality Management, Lab Accreditation, Audit, Clinical Laws, Lab Manuals, MIS, Health Communication, Organization Development, Continuous Improvement

Programme Type - UG

Duration - 3 years (6 Semesters)

Minimum Eligibility - Passed 10+2 in Physics, Chemistry and Biology

Degree Awarded By -

Fee Details

  • Durgapur

Durgapur Admission Fee of Rs. 50000/- to be paid during Admission

Payment Date

One Time Payment Yearly Payment Payment Deadline Half-Yearly Payment
Within 15 days of Admission INR 95,800 INR 52,100
on or before 30th Nov, 2023 INR 52,100
on or before 31st May, 2024 INR 95,800 INR 52,100
on or before 30th Nov, 2024 INR 52,100
on or before 31st May, 2025 INR 1,00,900 INR 52,100
on or before 30th Nov, 2025 INR 57,200
Total Fees: INR  292500 INR 317700
Course Fee including Admission : INR 342500 INR 367700

* The fees mentioned above are only for students from India.
Please contact the admission counselor for a detailed fee structure for International Students.

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