Degrees offered: B.A., B.ASLP, B.O.T., B.Optom, B.Sc., B.Sc.(Hons), B.Voc.

What is Pathology

Pathology is the branch of science which deals with the study of cause, origin and nature of diseases in the human body. The course focuses on the examination of tissues and bodily fluids in order to diagnose a particular disease. Pathology is divided into different sections based on the nature of research and diagnosis done like anatomical pathology, clinical pathology, genetics, microbiology, etc. It offers careers prospects as pathology technicians, X-Ray technicians, E.C.G. technicians, U.S.G. technicians, etc. Pathology may include subjects like microbiology, neuropathy and so on. Some specialisations to pursue in Pathology are Surgical Pathology, Veterinary Pathology and Medical Microbiology among others.

Eligibility Criteria

UG Programme - Candidates should have qualified Class XII with Physics, Chemistry and Biology from any recognised board.


PG Programme - Candidates should be undergraduates in related field from any recognised university.

Scope of Pathology

  • The wide use of radiological techniques like ultrasound, CT scan, etc. is pursued by the study of pathology course.

  • Careers opportunities as laboratory assistant in pathology labs for blood sampling, forensic examinations, etc. increase for candidates pursuing postgraduation and under graduation in pathology courses.   

Course Fee for Pathology

Minimum Fees Maximum Fees
Private Government Private Government
20.00 K
B.Sc. in Pathology at CMJ University, Shillong
B.Sc. in Pathology at All India Institute of Medical Sciences New Delhi
5.80 Lakhs
Dual Degree in Pathology at Lovely Professional University, Phagwara
4.80 Lakhs
B.Sc. in Pathology at Dr MGR Educational and Research Institute, Chennai
2.84 K
M.Sc. in Pathology at Bengaluru Central University, Bengaluru
4.03 K
M.D. in Pathology at Sawai Man Singh Medical College, Jaipur
1.35 Crores
M.D. in Pathology at Chettinad Academy of Research and Education, Kelambakkam
24.30 Lakhs
M.D. in Pathology at Annamalai University, Annamalai Nagar
50.00 K
Other Bachelors in Pathology at National Institute of Health Education and Research, Patna
6.78 K
D.M. in Pathology at All India Institute of Medical Sciences New Delhi
7.70 Lakhs
Ph.D in Pathology at OPJS University, Rajgarh
2.46 Lakhs
D.M. in Pathology at Seth GS Medical College, Mumbai
2.97 K
Diploma in Pathology at Shaheed Udham Singh Polytechnic College, Mohali
Diploma in Pathology at Sri Venkateswara Medical College, Tirupati
49.00 Lakhs
Diploma in Pathology at Smt B K Shah Medical Institute and Research Center, Vadodara
2.65 Lakhs
Diploma in Pathology at Topiwala National Medical College and BYL Nair Charitable Hospital, Mumbai

Questions related to Pathology

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My rank is 58805 (UR) in neet PG 2020. Can I get DNB Psychiatry/ pathology this time?

Singampalli sai rahul Student Expert 20th Mar, 2020
Hello aspirant,

Based on your rank and preferred course thst is psychiatry these are the best colleges you can get-
  • Meenakshi Medical College And Research Institute, Enathur
  • Aarupadai Veedu Medical College and Hospital, puducherry
  • Sri Lakshmi Narayana Institute of Medical Science


what is the fees structure for md pathology?

Singampalli sai rahul Student Expert 10th Mar, 2020
Hello aspirant,

The fees structure for MD in Pathology varies from college to college. The average fees in some Govrnment colleges is around Rs 5000 per year whereas it is around Rs 25 lakhs in few private colleges and deemed universities.

Top Institutes offering MD Pathology are-
  • All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS)
  • Post Graduate Institute of Medical Education and Research (PGIMER)
  • Jawaharlal Institute of Postgraduate Medical Education and Research (JIPMER)
  • Kasturba Medical College


I have scored 430 marks in MEET PG AND 2020 . what are my chances of getting MD Pathology in Jammu and Kashmir UT?

Singampalli sai rahul Student Expert 5th Mar, 2020
Hello aspirant,

Based on your rank, and preferred course that is MD Pathology these are the best colleges you can get-
  • Motilal Nehru Medical College, Allahabad
  • Nil Ratan Sircar Medical College
  • Government Medical College, Patiala
  • Indira Gandhi Medical College and Hospital
  • Kakatiya Medical College, Warangal
  • Patna Medical College And Hospital
  • Gandhi Medical College, Secunderabad
  • Dr Vaishampayan Memorial Government Medical College
  • SVMC - Sri Venkateswara Medical College, Tirupati
  • Kurnool Medical College,Kurnool
  • Andhra Medical College
  • Calcutta National Medical College, Kolkata
  • Government Medical College, Amritsar


my cousin has got a rank of 37700 in neet pg there any chance of getting pathology in any government college

Priyaanka Sarkar Student Expert 26th Feb, 2020

Going by previous All India cut offs and your cousin's rank, he may decent chances in:

MGM Medical College, Mumbai

Amrita Institute of Medical Sciences, Kerala

K.S.Hegde Medical Academy

KMC, Manipal


Government College is tad difficult with this rank. Having said that, this is 2019 data and cut offs change every year depending on various factors such as no.of Candidates appearing for the exam, no.of Candidates qualified, difficulty of the exam, and no.of seats available for each specialisation. Please try our College predictor to check the possibility of other specialisations with you rank across India:


sir what difference between msc mlt pathology and msc medical pathology

Charvi Nayyar 29th Feb, 2020

hello aspirant

M.Sc. MLT is a 2-year full-time postgraduate course which is divided into 4 semesters. This field is majorly concerned with the treatment, diagnosis, and prevention of diseases by means of clinical laboratory tests. Students must have obtained Bachelor of Science in Medical Lab Technology or in any science stream with a minimum mark of 55% to be eligible to apply for this course.

Master of Science (M.Sc) in Pathology is a full-time two-year postgraduate course with  basic eligibility criteria as a Bachelor degree of 3 years duration (B.Sc. or equivalent) under 10+2+3 pattern from any recognized university. Masters degree in Pathology examine the nature, causes and development of human diseases.

hope this helps

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