Rajiv Gandhi Centre for Biotechnology (RGCB) invites application for
admission to the PhD program (September 2017 session) in various domains
of disease biology. Details of admission are as follows:
- Candidates with a post-graduate degree in
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 till March 2018.
- Applicants, who do not have any fellowship, should have a minimum
of 70% mark (OGPA - 7.0) for the qualifying degree.
- SC/ST candidates should have a minimum of 55% marks (OGPA-6.0)
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 fellowships from external agencies so that the PhD program
- 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
- Results of the qualifying test will be announced within one hour
and selection interview for shortlisted candidates will begin on the
- Upper age limit is 28 years as on July 31, 2017. Age
limit will be relaxed for SC/ST/Physically challenged candidates as per
Government of India regulations.
- RGCB is currently affiliated to the University of Kerala, Manipal
University, Mahatma Gandhi University and Kerala University of Health
Sciences (KUHS). Registration of the selected candidates will be as per
the guidelines issued by these Universities for the award of PhD
- All selected trainees will undergo the mandatory three-month course
work from September to December 2017.
- Only candidates who pass the course work evaluation will be allowed
to register for PhD. A maximum of two attempts only is permitted to
pass the course work evaluation. Candidates who are not successful in
both attempts will have to exit the PhD program.
- Final allotment to specific laboratories will be decided after
mutual acceptance by both mentor and student.
Application form and other details can be downloaded from click here. Applications
along with prescribed fees (as a demand draft of Rs 500/) must be
submitted to The Director, Rajiv Gandhi Centre for Biotechnology,
Thiruvananthapuram 695014, Kerala State, India. SC/ST candidates are
exempted from paying the processing fees. Last date for receiving
completed applications is August 4, 2017 . Incomplete
applications or those without processing fees will be rejected.
Applications (scanned copies/pdf along with a photocopy of the
processing fee DD) can also be submitted through Email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
All applicants must bring relevant original certificates, mark sheets
and the demand draft (if not already submitted).
|August 4, 2017
||Last date for receipt of applications at RGCB.
|August 20, 2017 (Sunday)
||Written examination at RGCB.
|August 20, 2017 : 14.30
||Exam results announced at 2.30 pm and the names of
candidates shortlisted for selection interview posted on notice
boards and website.
|August 20, 2017 : 15.00 to 18.00
|August 21, 2017 : 9.30 to 18.30
|August 22, 2017
||Announcement of the Final List of candidates selected as
RGCB PhD trainees.
|September 11, 2017
||Selected PhD trainees report to Office of Academic
|September 13, 2017 to December 13, 2017
||Mandatory Course Work and Laboratory Rotation.