Government Colleges for Diploma in Pathology & Bacteriology


Pathology is a precise diagnosis and study of diseases and the term pathology is derived from the Ancient Greek Pathos, which means suffering or feeling. Pathology addresses four components of diseases namely clinical manifestations, morphologic changes and pathogenesis. Pathology can be classified into different types like molecular pathology, plant pathology, psychopathology, veterinary pathology, forensic pathology, oral and maxillofacial pathology, hematopathology, dermatopathology, clinical pathology, anatomical pathology and general pathology.

On the other hand, bacteriology is the study of bacteria and this subdivision of microbiology involves the characterization, classification and identification of bacterial species. Diploma in Pathology & Bacteriology includes both these specializations of medicine and this is a PG diploma course offered by only a single college in India. Here are the details regarding this college and course as well:

College of Physicians and Surgeons, Mumbai

About College of Physicians and Surgeons, Mumbai:

College of Physicians and Surgeons, Mumbai shortly called as CPS came into existence in the year 1913. In the year 1913, the British Government offered consent for starting this college as Royal College of Surgeons of England and Dr. Rajab Ali Patel, the then Indian doctor agreed to start the college as College of Physicians and Surgeons. It was initially registered under the Bombay Society Act of 1860.


College of Physicians and Surgeons, Mumbai offers diploma courses in 15 different specializations including pathology and bacteriology and these PG diploma courses extends to a period of two years. All the diploma courses offered by the institution is approved by the Maharashtra Medical Council and Gujarat Medical Council as well.

Eligibility requirements:

Like other PG diploma courses in Medicine, diploma in Pathology & bacteriology also needs candidates to be MBBS degree holders with compulsory internship completion certificate.

Admission Procedure:

Admission of students to the Diploma in Pathology and bacteriology course is based on the merit secured by the candidates in PG medical entrance examination.

Future scope after Diploma in Pathology & Bacteriology:

Candidates with this specialization can work either as pathologist or as bacteriologist in addition to working as Pathology & Bacteriology medical professionals. These professionals play a crucial role on the team of patient care and they work with doctors for treating patients and guiding care. These professionals can work in the development or laboratory information systems and they are being appointed by hospitals, health care centres, laboratories dealing with lab work in medicine and therefore, there is good scope of this course.



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One Response to “Government Colleges for Diploma in Pathology & Bacteriology”

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    pyare sahu:

    i got one year DMLT diploma from AIMLTA,how can i get my registration certificate in paramedical technician council of india?
    i am also interested in further medical lab.course
    please guide me.