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Updated on 05 Sep, 2019

Certificate Programme in Laboratory Techniques (CPLT)

Minimum Duration: 6 Months
Maximum Duration: 2 Years
Course Fee: Rs. 4,200
Minimum Age: No bar
Maximum Age: No bar


Pass in 10+2 with science subjects or equivalent
Pass in higher secondary with science subjects  or equivalent and one year of experience of working in a school/college/university science laboratory                                       
10th pass or equivalent with science subjects and two years of experience of working in a school/college/university science laboratory

This programme is intended for persons employed as or aspiring for employment as laboratory technicians in school or college laboratories.
At present, no academic programme is available in our country to train such people through the distance mode.
This academic programme has been designed to train laboratory supporting staff in appropriate procedures for organizing and maintaining school/college laboratories.
The curriculum for the programme was developed in an International Workshop organised by the School of Sciences, IGNOU in collaboration with The Commonwealth of Learning, Vancouver, Canada and The Commonwealth Secretariat, London.

Programme Objectives
The broad objectives of this programme are to:
  • Familiarise the learners with the basic facilities available in school and college level Biology, Chemistry and Physics laboratories;
  • Impart knowledge of the basics of organisation and management of science laboratories;
  • Train the learners in the operation and maintenance of simple instruments used in science laboratories;
  • Enable them to develop skills in common laboratory techniques;
  • Train them in the procedures of procurement and storage of laboratory equipment and materials;
  • Enable them to adopt appropriate disposal procedures and safety methods suitable for laboratories.


Please Note: The submission of assignments is not required for any of the four theory courses of this programme. The assessment is through Term End Exam only.
Infrastructural and Human Resource for the Laboratory Work
A.     List of laboratory courses, experiments and requirements of apparatus and chemicals for them
List of experiments
List* of Apparatus and Chemicals
*    This contains the Apparatus and Chemicals required for smooth conduct of the designed experiments for the listed courses; the study centres are approved accordingly.
For the following, please visit the website of the respective Regional Centres
a)      List of approved Study Centres under a Regional Centre
b)      List of Approved Counsellors for the Study Centres under the Regional Centre
c)      Schedule of the conduct of Laboratory Courses at the Study Centres under the Regional Centre

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[Updated on 10-Apr-2024]