About the Department
Bachelor of Medical Laboratory Technology (BMLT) course has been offered under the special initiative taken by Dr. Jayasree Laha, principal, and designed by Dr.Dilip K Nandi, Associate professor & Head, Dept. of Human Physiology since July 2019 of this College. Bachelor of Medical Laboratory Technology (BMLT) degree is a three and half years( including six months internship) undergraduate course which offers candidates thorough knowledge about the laboratory equipment and laboratory diagnostic procedures. The course is helpful for students who wish to pursue a career in the management of laboratories, advancement in laboratories, and instrumentation. BMLT being one of the fastest growing fields in the healthcare sector, the demand for qualified professionals is growing every day for the treatment of rapidly growing diseases. Degree in BMLT helps to gain practical and technical knowledge for the right diagnosis and how to effectively run biochemical laboratories.
The main aim of the course is to train candidates in the management of operation theatre, effectively handle various medical equipment and expertise in applying medical standards. A Medical Laboratory Technologist should be disciplined and attentive. As fire is a bad master, likewise the chemicals in the laboratory are good servants but very bad masters. A Medical Laboratory Technologist should also have the ability to conduct research, finish tasks with speed as well as with accuracy, to handle stress, make analytical judgment, interpreting technical/scientific data, knowledge of laboratory instrumentation, mechanical ability and the ability to use computers.Technologists may also conduct research supervised by medical researchers, who are responsible for maintaining report accuracy and conducting complex tests. They generally have more training than a medical laboratory technician, who performs routine testing under stipulated conditions.
Job Prospects after completing BMLT degree:Medical technologists are an integral part of the medical profession. These professionals get involved in practical and technical work to aid correct diagnosis and effective functioning of Biochemical Laboratories. The career prospects in this field depend on the academic and technical skills of the technologist/technician. With adequate knowledge and experience, Medical Laboratory Technologists can advance to supervisory or management positions in laboratories and hospitals. They can also work as Laboratory manager/Consultant/supervisor, health care Administrator, Hospital Outreach coordination, laboratory information system Analyst/Consultant, educational consultant / coordinator etc. Additional opportunities are available in molecular diagnostics, molecular biotechnology companies and in vitro fertilization laboratories as well as in research labs.