IAC Accreditation Programme

IAC Accreditation programme confers third party recognition for maintaining the desired level of proficiency in the designated field of cytology.

Types of Accreditation Programme: There are two types of accreditation programme :

  • Accreditation for diagnostic services only
  • Accreditation for examination and training
    • Comprehensive cytology lab/centre – for gyanec and non gyanec cytology
    • Gyanec cytology laboratory /centre – for gynaec cytology only
    • Non gyanec cytology lab/centre – for non gyanec cytology only

All laboratories/centres applying for accreditation for examination and training should already have been accredited by IAC for diagnostic services. Accreditation for diagnostic services does not automatically entitle the concerned laboratory / Institute to qualify for accreditation for examination and training.

Application for Accreditation

Progress Report Form: Accreditation for Diagnostic Service

Progress Report Form: Accreditation for Examination and Training


Cytotechnologist and Cytotechnician Examination

IAC Examination 2021 (Application Form)

Indian Academy of Cytologists (IAC) National Examination for Cytotechnicians and Cytotechnologists will be conducted as per undermentioned details:

  • Date: 3rd and 4th of September, 2021 (Friday and Saturday)
  • Centre: Regional Cancer Center, Trivandrum, Kerala
  • Venue: Conference Hall (Near Pathology Department, A Block), Department of Pathology Regional Cancer Center, Medical College Campus, Trivandrum, Pin – 695011
  • Chief Examiner (Venue):
    • Dr. Jayashree K, Prof & HoD, Department of Pathology, RCC, Trivandrum. Phone: 0471-252292, 8590623587. Email: jayasreeramdas@gmail.com
  • Contact Persons (Venue):
    • Dr. Rari P Moni, Asst Prof, Department of Pathology, RCC, Trivandrum Phone: 0471-252342, 9961989652; Email: raribiju@gmail.com
    • Dr. Veena VS, Senior Cytotechnologist, Department of Pathology, RCC, Trivandrum. Phone: 0471-2522212, 9446432028. Email: veena.vamadevansaraswathy@gmail.com


Tentative schedule (Subject to last minute changes)

Date Time Schedule
03 Sep 2021 10 am to 1 pm Written Examination
1 pm to 2 pm Lunch Break
2 pm to 3.20 pm Smear reporting (8 min each x 10)
3.30 pm to 4.20 pm Spotters (OSP) (5 min each x 10)
04 Sep 2021 9 am to 11 am Practical exercise – Staining
11.10 am to 12.50 am Projection slides (5 min each x 20)
12 Noon to 1 pm Lunch
2 pm to 4 pm Viva

Chairman, A & E Committee

Dr. V K Iyer,
Professor & Head, Department of Pathology,
All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS), Ansari Nagar, New Delhi – 110029, India.
Phone: 011-26593227. Email: cytologyindiaaccreditation@gmail.com



External Links

IAC A&E Committee Blog