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RCB Integrated MSc-PhD in Biotechnology Admission 2021

Regional Centre for Biotechnology (RCB) Faridabad announces Admission to Integrated MSc-PhD Program in Biotechnology for Session 2021

RCB Integrated MSc-PhD Admission 2021 – Regional Centre for Biotechnology invites applications from motivated students for admission to the PhD (Integrated) Degree Program – MSc-PhD in Biotechnology for the year 2021.

Duration of the Program

  • The duration of the PhD (Integrated) Programme in Biotechnology is a minimum of 5 years and a maximum of 7 years.

RCB Integrated MSc-PhD Admission 2021 Important Dates

  • Last date of registration for PhD (Integrated) Program in Biotechnology at RCB is :- 07th August 2021 

Eligibility Criteria for RCB Integrated MSc-PhD Admission 2021

Indian Students

  • Students with 60% aggregate marks (or an equivalent grade point average) in Bachelor’s degree in any branch of Science, Engineering, or Medicine are eligible to apply for admission. Students from the SC, ST, OBC (non-creamy layer), and PWD categories shall be given a relaxation of 5% aggregate marks.
  • Students in the final year of their qualifying degree program are also eligible to apply provided that they produce a proof of having secured the required marks in their undergraduate degree program at the time of admission to the PhD (Integrated) Program in Biotechnology. 

Foreign Students

  • Students with 60% aggregate marks (or an equivalent grade point average) in Bachelor’s degree in any branch of Science, Engineering, or Medicine are eligible to apply for admission.
  • Students in the final year of their qualifying degree program are also eligible provided they produce a proof of having secured the required marks in their undergraduate degree program at the time of admission to the PhD (Integrated) Program in Biotechnology.

RCB Integrated MSc-PhD Admission 2021 Application Process

  • Eligible candidates may apply online (Link – https://www.rcb.res.in/) for admission to the PhD (Integrated) Program in Biotechnology of the Regional Centre for Biotechnology.
  • The application fee of Rs. 500 may be paid online. The SC, ST, PwD, EWS, and foreign candidates are exempted from payment of the application fee.

Admission Process

Indian Students

  • Eligible students are required to appear for the Graduate Aptitude Test-Biotechnology (GAT-B). Shortlisted students based on their performance in the GAT-B, shall be invited for an interview and their subsequent selection to the PhD (Integrated) Programme in Biotechnology will be based on the performance in the interview. The interview is meant to assess the student for his/her aptitude and interest in a career in scientific research and development.
  • Up to 20 students, who meet the desired criteria for selection, may be admitted. There shall be reservation of seats as per the orders of the Government of India in this regard.

Foreign Students

  • Eligible students are required to apply online for admission and fellowship to the program. Shortlisted students shall be invited to appear for an online interview through video conferencing for their selection to the PhD (Integrated) Program in Biotechnology. The interview is to assess the student for his/her aptitude and interest in a career in scientific research and development.
  • Up to 5 students, who meet the desired criteria for selection, may be admitted. Admission of foreign students is subject to getting a student visa from the Government of India for the duration of the program and valid medical insurance. 

Fellowships

  • The Indian and Foreign students admitted to the program shall receive the RCB Ramachandran-DBT fellowship of Rs. 16000 per month for the first 2 years of the programme, after which an Indian student is required to qualify for the junior/senior research fellowships offered by CSIR, ICMR, DBT, or such other funding agencies.
  • The performance of the foreign students, after completion of their MSc component of the program, shall be evaluated by the Student Advisory Committee, and based on its positive recommendation the student shall be awarded the RCB-DBT International Doctoral Fellowship equivalent to the fellowship offered to an Indian student by other funding agencies as per the relevant DST guidelines. Currently, the amount is Rs. 31000 per month for Junior Research Fellowship and Rs. 35000 per month for the Senior Research Fellowship.

 

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