Certificate Programme in Laboratory Techniques

Certificate Programme in Laboratory Techniques

About Course

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.


CourseCode Course Name
LT-1 Good Laboratory Practices
LT-2 Laboratory Techniques in Biology
LT-3 Laboratory Techniques in Chemistry
LT-4 Laboratory Techniques in Physics


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


$₹ 3500

Course Info

Duration: 6 Months

Type: Certificate

Approved By: UGC/DEB

College: Indira Gandhi National Open University

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