REGIONAL CENTRE FOR BIOTECHNOLOGY
PhD Admissions 2021-22 (Monsoon Session)
Regional Centre for Biotechnology (RCB) is an Institution of National Importance, created by
an Act of Parliament, established by the Department of Biotechnology (DBT), Government of
India under the auspices of UNESCO. RCB has emerged as a pioneering institute for
research in Biotechnology and is defining new horizons in providing world-class education,
training and research at the interface of multiple disciplines.
RCB has a strong commitment to exploring new frontiers, furthering science and connecting
contemporary and emergent areas of Biotechnology through cutting-edge research. The
Centre is equipped with the state-of-the-art research laboratories at par with the global
standards. Its Advanced Technology Platform Centre (ATPC) is a highly sophisticated
instrumentation facility comprising of high throughput technology platforms such as
Genomics, Proteomics, Mass Spectrometry, Microscopy platforms including Electron
Microscopy and Super Resolution Confocal Microscopy, Molecular Interaction, and the
Animal Experimentation Platforms. RCB has also established a Bio-incubator in association
with BIRAC that links promising research outcomes to commercialization by nurturing
technology development in the broad area of biopharmaceuticals.
The Doctoral Degree Programme
The Centre offers a doctoral programme leading to the award of the PhD degree to students
holding a post-graduate degree (or an equivalent) in any field of Science, medicine, or
technology. The selected students are required to undergo a course work followed by
research leading to a doctoral thesis under the mentorship of its faculty. The programme is
suited to candidates having interest to work at the interface of multiple disciplines in the
areas related (but not limited) to structural biology, molecular medicine, infectious disease
biology, agricultural biotechnology, systems and synthetic biology, cancer & cell biology. The
details of various research programmes at RCB can be seen on our website
i. Qualifications: MSc/MTech in any branch of Life
Sciences/Chemistry/Physics/MPharma/MVSc/MBBS or an equivalent degree.
ii. Qualifying Marks: 60% aggregate score or equivalent grade in the qualifying degree
examination (5% relaxation for SC/ST/OBC allowed as per the GoI norms).
iii. No of seats: Twenty (20)
iv. Reservation of seats: As per the GoI guidelines.
v. In addition to the above, candidates should have qualified any of the following
examinations and hold a valid fellowship offer at the time of interview:
Joint CSIR-UGC test for Junior Research Fellowship (CSIR/UGC JRF)
Innovation in science Pursuit for Inspired Research (DST-INSPIRE)
DBT Junior Research Fellowship (DBT-JRF)
ICMR Junior Research Fellowship (ICMR-JRF)
Any other nationally-competitive fellowship offered by the Government of India
having a valid fellowship for a period of 5 years
The application shall be submitted as per link given below. Subsequently, application fee of
Rs.500/-, if applicable is to be submitted by the applicant before the due date.
SC/ST/PwD/EWS candidates are exempted from payment of application fee. The
applications received before the due date will be scrutinized for eligibility. Eligible candidates
will be called for a written test and/or interview. The dates will be intimated in due course.
Providing false/incorrect information in the application form or non-possession of essential
qualifications detected at any stage of the selection process will lead to disqualification of the
candidate. The decision of the Competent Authority at RCB shall be final and binding in this
The students admitted to the programme will have to avail the fellowship for which they have
qualified as per the rules of the funding agency. RCB will have no financial liability regarding
The student admitted to the PhD programme will have to pay the following fees:
Laboratory Fees Rs. 6000 per semester
Tuition Fees (1st & 2nd Semester Only) Rs. 6000 per semester
Academic Administration Fees Rs. 5000 per semester
Medical Fees Rs. 3000 per semester
Student Amenities Fees Rs. 1000 per semester
Caution Fees Rs. 5000 (once, at the time of admission, refundable)
Thesis Examination Fees Rs. 10000 (at the time of submission of thesis)
Hostel security and charges will be applicable in case availing hostel facility.
Application Fee Rs.500/- (to be submitted in continuation with the online form)
The last date of submitting online applications is July 01, 2021
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