Statement of purpose :

One year advanced certificate course in Histopathology (APGCC – Histopathology) has been designed keeping the following objectives in mind

  • To provide hands-on experience to the technologist with Histopathology, Immunofluorescence and Immunohistochemistry techniques.
  • To improve employability amongst the qualified technologists based on the special training received.

Competence expected at the end of course :

  • To have a working knowledge of general workflow in a laboratory
  • To be able to inspect the sample for acceptance criteria for required testing
  • To be able to process the sample in a manner defined for the area of specialised testing
  • To be able to operate the equipment involved in various activities of the department
  • To be able to troubleshoot problems encountered during testing
  • Detailed knowledge of QC analysis, acceptance of QC and handling of outliers
  • Knowledge of accreditation requirements and quality management system
  • Effective handling and disposal of samples after their defined retention period
  • Laboratory safety
  • Knowledge of inventory management

Minimum eligibility criteria :

  • BSc in Medical Lab Technology

Duration of course : One year (full-time course)

Part A:
General laboratory workflow and routine laboratory testing – a holistic review (duration 1 month common for all applicants).

Part B:
Advanced laboratory training in Histopathology and Cytopathology (11 months).

Graded exposure to

  • Sample accession (Histopathology and Cytopathology)
  • Preparation of Cytology smears
  • Grossing techniques
  • Tissue processing and paraffin embedding
  • Microtomy
  • Staining – Routine and special
  • Digital microscopy
  • Frozen sections
  • Immunofluorescence staining
  • Immunohistochemical staining procedures
  • Post-test specimen handling
  • Quality control

Mode of selection :

  • Interview of shortlisted applicants
  • Written examination and interview of shortlisted candidates (in case of excess of applicants)

Fee to be charged on selection :

  • Rs.100000/- payable in the maximum of two instalments

Stipend to be paid to the selected candidates :

  • Rs.10000/- per month. No provision for accommodation and other expenses

Theory sessions :

  • One / Two sessions every week (1.5 hrs each) to cover general topics related to Quality, Safety etc, as well as specific topics of technical relevance. Periodic evaluations will be included (internal assessment)

Award of certificate :

  • Eligibility will entail putting in at least 80% attendance. There will be a final exam (combination of theory, practical and viva)

Disclaimer :

The training institution does not guarantee that trained candidates will be absorbed at the end of the course

Course Name

Post Graduate Certificate Course in Laboratory Technology (Histopathology)

Minimum Eligibility

BSc in Medical Lab Technology


One Year (Full-time course)


Proposed fee of Rs.100000/- payable in two instalments

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