Ph.D. Admissions 2019 (Autumn Session) 

The Institution Regional Centre for Biotechnology (RCB) is an institution of national importance, created by an Act of Parliament, established by Government of India through the Department of Biotechnology (DBT) 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 for the benefit of mankind. 

RCB has a strong commitment to exploring new frontiers, furthering science and connecting revolutionary areas of Biotechnology through cutting-edge research. The Centre boasts of 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 is also establishing 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 Program The Centre offers a doctoral program 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 program 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 the various research programs at RCB can be seen on our website ( 

Eligibility Criteria 

i. Qualifications: MSc/MTech in any branch of Life Sciences/Chemistry/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 like. 

 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 

Selection Process The applications in online format as per link below and on submission of an application fee of Rs.500/-, received by the due date will be scrutinized for eligibility. Eligible candidates will be called for a written test followed by an interview of the short-listed candidates during 19-20 December, 2019. 

Fellowship 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 same. 


Laboratory Fees Rs. 6000 per semester 
Tution Fees (First 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) 

The student admitted to the Ph.D. programme will have to pay the following fees: Hostel charges will be applicable in case availing hostel facility. 

Application Process Online Form for Ph.D. Admissions Application Fee Rs.500/- (to be submitted in continuation with the online form) 

The last date of submitting online applications is November 20, 2019. 

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