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RGCB - Short-term training

As part of its commitment to human resource development, RGCB permits students at the MSc, Btech, M.Phil and M.Tech levels to carry out dissertation and project work in various disciplines. During the past two years, RGCB has trained more than 300 post-graduate students from various parts of the country.

While this Short-term/summer training satisfies a requirement for completing the Masters program for a large number of candidates, our intentions are to provide these candidates with an exposure to an international quality biotechnology research environment.

Projects and dissertations may be for 1 month, 2-3 months, 4-6 months or 7-12 months. A service fee is charged from trainees to cover the costs of the training. The fee structure is given below:

Duration of Dissertation/ProjectFee (Rs.)
1 month10,000
2-3 months20,000
4-6 months30,000
7-12 months50,000

Interested applicants may either contact the scientists directly and secure their consent or apply directly to the office of the Director, RGCB, who will allot students to laboratories based on vacancies or acceptance by the scientist concerned. Applications can be submitted throughout the year but actual training will be subject to the number of vacancies available with each scientist. Allotment to individual scientists will therefore depend on their consent and spaces available with them. For further details, please contact the Public Relations Officer at the Office of the Director(

Completed applications endorsed by the Head of Department and Head of Institution should then be submitted to the Director, Rajiv Gandhi Centre For Biotechnology, Poojappura, Thycaud P.O, Thiruvananthapuram 695014. Applications must be submitted at least two months before the dates requested for starting the training. Service fees may either be remitted as a crossed Demand draft payable to the Director, Rajiv Gandhi Centre for Biotechnology, Thiruvananthapuram 695014 or in cash at the administrative office. The Director will take the final decision on the training and placement. Applications can be rejected without assigning any reasons if they are found unacceptable.

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