REGIONAL CENTRE FOR BIOTECHNOLOGY
PhD Admissions 2021-22 (Autumn 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 is committed to explore 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 (DBT) 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 undergo a course work followed by research leading to a
doctoral thesis under the mentorship of a 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 found on our website (www.rcb.res.in).
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-NCL/differently-abled 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 on January 27 and 28, 2022 at RCB,
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 Money 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 January 05, 2022
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