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MLT Admission in India: Eligibility, Application, Selection, Top Colleges

Rahul Raj
Rahul RajUpdated On: August 27, 2021 10:53 am IST

With the expected increase in the recruitment of healthcare professionals in India, paramedical courses are gradually gaining popularity. So, if you're wondering which MLT course to take, read the entire article to find out all about MLT admissions in India.

MLT Admission in India

The Medical Lab Technician is an allied healthcare course that trains the candidates to provide technical support to the doctors and surgeons working in the system. Medical Laboratory Technology a.k.a clinical laboratory science helps diagnose, treat and prevent disease through clinical laboratory tests. It is complementary to medical science. It involves the analysis of body matter such as fluid, tissue, and blood. It also covers micro-organism screening, chemical analyses, and cell count. 

To become a Medical Lab Technician, the first thing you must be aware of is the MLT admission process in India. The most popular course students pursue for this career after 12th is DMLT (Diploma in Medical Lab Technology), which helps them climb the ladder to become a Medical Lab Technician. A Diploma degree in MLT can prove an entry point in your quest to make it in the field. But to succeed as an MLT, you need to opt for a BMLT or B.Sc in MLT course. This will enable you to learn professional medical technologies and provide you with a deeper understanding of the field. If you're wondering which MLT course to choose, read the entire article.

Popular MLT Courses in India 2021

After passing the Class 12 exam, some of the most popular MLT courses to pursue are as follows:-


Course Name




Diploma in Medical Lab Technology (DMLT)




Bachelor of Medical Laboratory Technology (BMLT)




B.Sc in Medical Lab Technology (MLT)



MLT Eligibility Criteria 2021

To be eligible for MLT admission, you must fulfil the eligibility criteria mentioned below:-.

Name of Course



B.Sc in MLT

Minimum Academic Requirement

10+2 (Science)

Class 12 or Equivalent

10+2 in Science

Minimum Percentage Required

40% or More

50% - 60% (may vary for different institutes)

50% or More

Subject Preference

Physics, Chemistry and Biology or Mathematics

Physics, Chemistry and Biology/ Biotechnology/ Mathematics (Many colleges strictly adhere to PCB subjects)

Physics, Chemistry and Biology or Mathematics

Entrance Test


Merit-Based/ Entrance Exam/ State-level Counselling

University Level

Note:- Candidates must note that each college decides its eligibility criteria for admission to the MLT course. If you are unsure about the criteria for any college, make sure to check with its official website.

MLT Application Process in India 2021

Mostly, candidates have to apply for MLT admission individually. However, in some cases, such as when applying to colleges affiliated with universities, a common form can be filled. The general application process involves the following steps.

  • Visit the official website of the institute and click on the Apply button.

  • Go through the instructions and complete the registration process.

  • Login with the credentials created during registration and fill the application form.

  • Upload any required documents which will include photographs and signatures.

  • Pay the required application fee and submit the form.

NOTE: Be careful while entering your details in the application form as colleges verify them during the document verification round. Moreover, the application form will also be used for shortlisting purposes.

MLT Selection Process of Top Colleges in 2021

Here is the course-wise selection process for MLT programmes. Have a look:

Selection Process for DMLT in India

In most colleges, candidates are selected based on their performance in the 10+2 exam. Based on this, colleges/ universities publish a merit list, and those whose names appear on the merit list are considered eligible for admission. Some colleges, on the other hand, admit students based on their performance in a written test.

All About DMLT Admissions in India 2021

Top DMLT Colleges in India

Name of CollegeCourse OfferedSelection CriteriaApproximate Course Fee
Lovely Professional UniversityDMLTMerit-Based₹1,16,000
Teerthanker Mahaveer University MoradabadDMLTMerit-Based₹97,200
Jaipur National UniversityDMLTMerit-Based₹35,000

Swami Vivekanand Institute Of Engineering & Technology

DMLTMerit-BasedRs 32,800/-
Raffles UniversityDMLTMerit-BasedRs 20,000/-

Also Read:-BSc MLT Vs BMLT: Which Course to Choose After Class 12?

Selection Process for BMLT/ B.Sc MLT in India

  • The selection for BMLT/ B.Sc MLT M.Sc MLT in India is either on the basis of merit or entrance exam conducted by the college/ university.
  • After attempting the entrance exam, the conducting body will release the 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 candidates.

  • Based on the ranks and the scores of the candidates as per the entrance test, each candidate will be asked to appear for the counselling processes conducted by the authorised body.

  • The medical college/institution will offer admission to the courses based purely on ranks and scores obtained by the applicants in the entrance test, the course & college chosen and the availability of seats in the preferred choices.

  • Apart from this, some colleges may conduct additional rounds such as counselling, group discussion and/or personal interview. 
List of BMLT Entrance Exams in India 2021

Top BMLT Colleges in India 2021

Below are some of the well-known BMLT Colleges in India:-

Name of the CollegesCourse OfferedSelection CriteriaApproximate Annual Fee
Guru Kashi UniversityBMLTMerit-BasedRs 70,000/-
LNCT UniversityBMLTBased on the marks secured in the 10+2 examRs 56,000/-
People’s UniversityBMLTMerit-BasedRs 56,000/-
Noida International UniversityBMLTMerit-BasedRs 80,000/-
IIMT UniversityBMLTMerit-BasedRs 75,000/-
Neotia University,BMLTAdmission tests conducted by the universityRs 80,000/-

Mahatma Jyoti Rao Phoole University

BMLTBased on the marks secured in the 10+2 examRs 40,000/-
IES UniversityBMLTBased on the marks secured in the 10+2 exam---

Top B.Sc MLT Colleges in India

Below are some of the well-known B.Sc MLT Colleges in India:-

Name of CollegeCourse OfferedSelection CriteriaApproximate Course Fee
Swami Vivekanand University KolkataB.Sc Medical Lab TechnologyBased on the marks secured in 10+2 exam.₹70,000
Sri Sukhmani Group of Institutions MohaliB.Sc Medical Lab TechnologyBased on the marks secured in 10+2 exam.₹50,000

Lovely Professional University

B.Sc Medical Lab TechnologyLPUNEST Entrance Test₹1,36,000
Dual Degree
Diploma in MLT + B.Sc MLT
Apex College for Girls JaipurB.Sc Medical Lab TechnologyMerit-Based₹60,000
Acharya Institutes BangaloreB.Sc Medical Lab TechnologyBased on the marks secured in the 10+2 exam + Personal Interview₹90,000
Teerthanker Mahaveer University MoradabadB.Sc Medical Lab TechnologyDirect Admission based on Class 12th result₹1,04,000
Jaipur National UniversityB.Sc Medical Lab TechnologyMerit-Based + Personal Interview₹84,300

Easy Application to MLT Admissions in India

Tired of filling a separate application form for each college? We have just the thing for you. By now, you must have made up your mind and have decided which course to choose. Now it is time to finalise the best college for you. For that, you can explore the top options mentioned above. To get admission to these colleges, all you need to do is fill up and submit our Common Application Form and our expert counsellors will be assisting you in the admission process. You can easily apply to multiple popular MLT colleges by filling the Common Application Form just once. Just search for your colleges, select the right course, and apply fee payment for multiple colleges from a single platform. It's that easy!

Fill our Common Application Form (CAF) today!

Career and Future Scope 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 for this role.

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.

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