B.Sc. in Medical Lab Sciences is an academic program designed by IKGPTU Jalandhar, a branch of science which use applied to diagnose, treat, and prevent diseases using clinical laboratory tests. It is one of the fastest growing sector in the present world. Department of Medical Lab Sciences involves analysing body matter, including fluid, tissue and blood using microorganism screening, chemical analysis and cell count. Various kinds of sampling, documentation, reporting and testing techniques taught during the programme which help the students to conduct clinical trials in job conditions and detect various diseases which have caused the patient to fall sick.


For regular course :

  • B.Sc. (MLS) 1st Year
  • Bachelor of Science (Medical Lab Sciences) 1st Year
  • 3 Years / 6 Semesters
  • All those candidates who have passed the 10+2 with Physics & Chemistry as compulsory subjects and either Mathematics or Biology from recognized Board / University / Council or 10+2 with vocational course in Medical Laboratory Science / Medical Laboratory Technology with at least 50% marks (45% marks in case of candidate belonging to Reserved Category) in aggregate.

For lateral entry :

  • B.Sc. (MLS) (Lateral Entry)
  • Bachelor of Science (Medical Lab Sciences) (Lateral Entry)
  • 2 Years / 4 Semesters
  • Those candidates who have passed Diploma in Medical Laboratory Technology or Medical Laboratory Science or Pharmacy from recognised Punjab State Board of Technical Education & Industrial Training, Chandigarh or such Examination from any other recognised State Board of Technical Education with at least 50% marks (45% marks in case of candidate belonging to Reserved Category) in aggregate.

Program details

It is undergraduate program of 3 years duration. And this program is divided into six semesters. The first year i.e., first and second semester, all subjects are compulsory and provides basic knowledge of different branches of biology. In the second year i.e., in third and fourth semester, all subjects are compulsory which imparts basic knowledge about Haematology, Anatomy & physiology, Cellular pathology, Immunology and biochemistry. In the third year i.e. in fifth and sixth semester, all subjects are compulsory and most of them covered medically important microbes (bacteria, virus and fungi) infections caused by them, their laboratory diagnosis and medical laboratory management. One minor project and one major project need to be completed by the students in two stages after completing first stage in fifth semester and second stage in sixth semester. Students also get knowledge about English, Human values, Environmental sciences and Mentoring & professional development which helps to improve the communication skills and their overall personality.

Future Scope

This branch has two prime career options, including medical laboratory technologists and technicians. A technologists performs most of their tasks such as preparation of slides of human tissues and other specimens, using laboratory equipment whereas Medical Laboratory technologists help MLTs and carry out their tasks. The rise in a number of hospitals, nursing homes , biochemical laboratories, pharmaceutical companies, pathological laboratories and many more medical facilities has helped in increasing demand for medical lab technologists. Most of the job opportunities in the field of MLT depend upon the technical and academic skills of the technicians and technologists. Medical Lab technicians can occupy positions in laboratories and hospitals as laboratory manager, hospital outreach coordinators, laboratory information system analyst, Consultant, health care administrator and educational consultant.