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Rajiv Gandhi Centre for Biotechnology PhD Admission 2017

RGCB PhD Admission - 2017

Rajiv Gandhi Centre for Biotechnology (RGCB) Thiruvananthapuram invites applications for admission to the Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) Programme for the session September 2017 in various research domains of Disease Biology


Details of admission are as follows:


PhD Research Domains - Chronic Disease Biology, Tropical Disease Biology, Disease Biology and Laboratory Medicine & Molecular Diagnostics, Chemical Biology, Plant Biotechnology and Computational Biology


Eligibility Criteria

Candidates with a post-graduate degree in Life/Chemical/Agricultural/Environmental/ Veterinary/Pharmaceutical/Medical Sciences; or with an MCI certified MBBS degree are eligible to apply
Only candidates who have completed their qualifying degree in all respects will be considered


Applicants with UGC/CSIR/ICMR/DBT/DST-INSPIRE/KSCSTE fellowships must have a first class at their qualifying exam; other applicants should have a minimum of 70% marks (CGPA - 7.0)
SC/ST candidates should have a minimum of 55% marks (CGPA-5.5) for their qualifying degree


A limited number of institute stipends will be available for those selected candidates without a research fellowship this conditional financial support will be a subsistence allowance for an initial period of two-years during which they will be strongly encouraged to seek their own fellowships from external agencies so that the PhD programme continues uninterrupted
Upper age limit is 28 years as on 31st July 2017; age limit will be relaxed for SC/ST candidates as per Govt. of India regulations


Selection Procedure

All eligible candidates, irrespective of their fellowship status, will have to appear for a qualifying entrance test which will be conducted at RGCB for short listing candidates for the selection interview


Results of the qualifying test will be announced within one hour and selection interview for shortlisted candidates will begin on the same day
The selection committee makes an evaluation of the candidates appearing for the interview based on the following criteria. The distribution of maximum marks for each criterion is given in brackets


i. Knowledge in subjects of specialization (40)


ii. General knowledge & awareness, analytical skill, logical & creative thinking (30)


iii. Research Methodology and Instrumentation (20)


iv. Presentation and Communication skills (10)



DST-INSPIRE fellowship awardees must have a valid certificate to be shortlisted. Having a rank certificate and presuming to be eligible for the DST-INSPIRE fellowship is not acceptable
RGCB is currently affiliated to the University of Kerala, Manipal University, Mahatma Gandhi University and Kerala University of Health Sciences (KUHS) for the award of PhD degrees


Application Procedure

Application form and other details can be downloaded from www.rgcb.res.in


Applications along with prescribed fees (as a demand draft of Rs.500/-) must be submitted to The Director, Rajiv Gandhi Centre for Biotechnology, Thiruvananthapuram-695014, Kerala State, India. SC/ST candidates are exempted from paying the processing fees


Incomplete applications or those without processing fees will be rejected. Applications (scanned copies/pdf along with a photocopy of the processing fee DD) can also be submitted through Email: phd2017@rgcb.res.in


All applicants must bring relevant original certificates, mark sheets and the demand draft (if not already submitted)


Important Dates

Last Date for Receiving Completed Applications is 04th August 2017


RGCB, Thiruvananthapuram

Rajiv Gandhi Centre for Biotechnology (RGCB), Thiruvananthapuram (An Autonomous National Institute under Govt. of India, Ministry of Science & Technology, Dept of Biotechnology), Thycaud PO, Poojappura, Thiruvananthapuram-695014, Tel.: 04729400, Website www.rgcb.res.in


For any query,  candidates are requested to check the official website  .

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