The General Body of RGCB shall comprise of all members referred to in Clause 11 of the Memorandum of Association of the Rajiv Gandhi Centre for Biotechnology. The General Body lays down general policy directions consistent with the mandates of the institute, considers and approves proposals placed before it and also approves any modifications to the rules and regulations of the institute. The General Body also approves the Annual Report and audited accounts of the institute for placing before the parliament.

President, RGCB General Body

  • Hon. Union Minister for Science & Technology
    Government of India

Members, RGCB General Body

  • Honorable Member of Parliament
  • Secretary
    Department of Biotechnology, Government of India
  • Chairman
    Scientific Advisory Council, Rajiv Gandhi Centre for Biotechnology
  • Dr. G. Padmanabhan
    Distinguished Biotechnologist, Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore
  • Secretary
    Department of Health, Governmentof Kerala
  • Secretary
    Department of Science & Technology and Executive Vice President, KSCSTE, Government of Kerala
  • Secretary
    Department of Industries, Government of Kerala
  • Joint Secretary and Financial Adviser
    Department of Biotechnology, Government of India
  • Director
    National Brain Research Centre, Manesar, Haryana
  • Director
    National Centre for Cell Sciences, Pune, Maharashtra
  • Director
    Institute for Cytology & Preventive Oncology Noida, Uttar Pradesh
  • Director
    Institute of Life Sciences, Bhubaneswar, Orissa
  • Director
    Institute of Bioresources & Sustainable Development, Imphal, Manipur
  • Director
    Cancer Prevention & Training, Tata Memorial Trust
  • Eminent Scientist in Medical Biotechnology/Biomedicine: Dr. M. Vijayan
    President, INSA
    Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore
  • Representative from Biotech. Industry: Dr. Arun Balakrishnan
    Vice President (Biotechnology)
    Piramal Life Sciences Ltd., Mumbai
  • Dr. A.E. Muthunayagom
    Former Secretary
    Ocean Development & Former Executive Vice President
    Kerala State Council for Science, Technology & Environment
  • RGCB Staff representative: Mr. S. Mohanan Nair
    General Manager (Traditional Knowledge Management and Public Relations)
    RGCB, Thiruvananthapuram
  • Nominee of the Dept. of Biotechnology (Nodal Officer for RGCB)

Member Secretary

  • Director
    Rajiv Gandhi Centre for Biotechnology


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