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RGCB Trivandrum PhD in Biotechnology Admission 2019, Dates, Eligibility, Application

Rajiv Gandhi Centre for Biotechnology announces PhD Biotechnology Admission 2019

RGCB PhD Biotechnology Admission 2019 - Rajiv Gandhi Centre for Biotechnology, Thiruvananthapuram invites Applications for Admission to PhD. Biotechnology for the Session 2019


Also See : Admissions Notification 2019


PhD Course Work Details

  • The course work will be a combination of didactic lectures, assignments, seminars, Interactive sessions, quiz, and examinations.

  • The minimum course requirements are 16 credits including both Research Methodology (10 credits) and Applied Biology (6 credits) offered by RGCB.

  • Research Methodology – RM 01 To RM 06 (10 Credits)

  • Name of Paper: Research Methodology, Ethics in Scientific Research, Quantitative Methods including Bio-Statistics, Hands on training in Computational Biology &

  • Bioinformatics, Biochemical and Biophysical techniques, Radiation Safety Certification (to be taken if needed after joining allotted laboratory), Animal Handling Certification (to be taken if needed after joining allotted laboratory)

  • Applied Biology- AB 01 and AB 02 (6 Credits) (Compulsory for all students)

  • Name of Paper: Current Advances in Genomics, Pathophysiology and Disease Biology

  • Lectures, RGCB Journal Club, Student seminars - Compulsory


Also See : Phd Admissions 2019


Important Date for RGCB PhD Biotechnology Admission 2019

  • Date of selection test: 26th May 2019

  • Announcement of results of selection test qualified for interview: 26th May 2019

  • Selection interviews:26th to 27th May 2019

  • List of selected candidates posted on RGCB website: 30th May 2019

  • Selected PhD student trainees report to Office of Academic Affairs, RGCB: 17th June 2019

  • PhD Course Work Begins: 20th June 2019

Eligibility Criteria for RGCB PhD Biotechnology Admission 2019

  • Candidates with a postgraduate 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 fellowships must have a first class in their qualifying examination. These fellowships must be valid six months from the date of Advertisement.

  • Applicants, who do not have any fellowship, should have a minimum of 70% mark (CGPA - 7.0) for the qualifying degree.

  • 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 fellowship from external agencies so that the PhD program continues uninterrupted.

Age Limit

  • Upper age limit is 28 years as on the April 01, 2019. Age limit will be relaxed for SC/ST candidates as per Government of India Regulations.


See: Biotechnology Entrance Exam 

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.

  • Knowledge in subjects of specialization (40)

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

  • Research Methodology and Instrumentation (20)

  • Presentation and Communication skills (10)

  • The minimum cut off mark is to be shortlisted is 70% marks in the selection interview.

  • All selected trainees must undergo the mandatory three to four month course work from. At the end of course work each topic will be evaluated either by multiple choice online examination or oral examination. A maximum of two attempts only is permitted to pass the course work evaluation.

  • RGCB is currently affiliated to the University of Kerala, Manipal University, Mahatma Gandhi University and Kerala University for Health and Allied Sciences (KUHAS) for the award of PhD degrees.

RGCB PhD Biotechnology Admission 2019 Application Process

  • Applications are to be submitted online for RGCB Website: www.rgcb.res.in

  • Application Fee (Rs. 1000) must be paid online using 'SB Collect' of State Bank of India through the URL given in the Payment Stage. SC/ST candidates are exempted from paying the processing fees.

  • Last date for receiving completed applications is April 16, 2019. Incomplete applications or those without processing fees will be rejected.

  • All applicants must bring relevant original certificates, mark sheets on the day of written test.

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


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