RGCB Trivandrum PhD Admission 2021 Application form, Dates

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Rajiv Gandhi Centre for Biotechnology announces Admission to PhD Program for January 2021 session

RGCB Trivandrum PhD Admission 2021 – Rajiv Gandhi Centre for Biotechnology (RGCB) invites application for admission to the PhD program in various domains of Disease Biology and Plant Science for the January 2021 session
Interested candidates can check details such as eligibility criteria, application process, fees, selection for RGCB Trivandrum PhD Admission 2021

RGCB Trivandrum PhD Admission 2021 Important Dates

Start date of application

17th February 2021

Last date for submission of the application

10th March 2021

Date of publication of the list of shortlisted candidates

17th March 2021

Date of online interview

22nd & 23rd March 2021

Publication of the list of selected candidates

24th March 2021

Last Date of remittance of fees

30th March 2021

Date of Hostel Check in

06th & 07th April 2021

Date of joining PhD program [Certificate verification, Joining Report, Consent letters]

8th April 2021

Date of commencement of PhD Course Work

12th April 2021

Eligibility Criteria for RGCB Trivandrum PhD Admission 2021

  • Candidates with a postgraduate degree in Life/ Agricultural/ Environmental/ Veterinary/ Pharmaceutical/ Medical Sciences or allied subjects (Biochemistry/ Biotechnology/ Bioinformatics/ Biophysics/ Chemistry/ Microbiology, etc.) with a minimum of 55 % marks or equivalent grade point are eligible to apply.
  • Candidates who are appearing for their final qualifying degree exam or awaiting the qualifying degree result are also eligible to apply.
  • A relaxation of 5% of marks, from 55% to 50%, or an equivalent relaxation of grade point, may be allowed for those belonging to SC/ST/Differently abled candidates.
  • Applicants must have a valid JRF Fellowship (UGC/CSIR/ICMR/DBT/DST-INSPIRE/ or any other nationally-competitive fellowship offered by the Government having a valid fellowship for a period of 5 years.

Age Limit

  • The upper age limit is 28 years as on March 1st, 2021 Age limit will be relaxed for SC/ST/Physically challenged candidates as per Government of India regulations.

RGCB Trivandrum PhD Admission 2021 Application Procedure

  • Eligible candidates can apply online through the official website https://rgcb.res.in/
  • The candidates desirous to seek admission are required to apply online. Only those applicants, who apply online before the last date and satisfy the eligibility criteria, will be considered for admission.
  • Applications are to be submitted online for RGCB Website: www.rgcb.res.in. Last date for receiving completed applications is 10th March 2021. Incomplete applications or those without processing fees will be rejected.

Application Fee

Application Fee

Rs. 500/-

Mode of Payment

Through online mode.

Selection Procedure

  • Candidates will be shortlisted based on the academic performance and performance in the national level tests. PhD interviews may be held online.
  • Guidelines for interviews will be provided to candidates shortlisted for the interview. The list of selected candidates will be displayed on RGCB website.


For more details and to apply online, please visit the official website

Rajiv Gandhi Centre for Biotechnology (RGCB)

Office of the Academic Affairs, Masters Program Division, Rajiv Gandhi Centre for Biotechnology (RGCB), Thycaud PO, Thiruvananthapuram-695014, Kerala, India, Phone: +91 471 2529653, +91 471 2529655, Email: msc@rgcb.res.in, Website: www.rgcb.res.in