Students are requested to read the FAQs before applying for the MSc Biotechnology
program at RGCB, Trivandrum.
What are the specializations available for MSc Biotechnology at RGCB?
RGCB MSc Biotechnology programme will be for two years inclusive of four semesters.
We offer 20 seats for an academic year. Selected students are trained in various
disciplines of core sciences in the first year. In the second year they will be
offered two specializations (i) Disease Biology (ii) Genetic Engineering. Each
stream has ten seats: Please refer to the website for the detailed syllabus
of each specialization.
Who awards the MSc degree?
The degree will be awarded by Regional Centre for Biotechnology, an institution
for education, training and research, set up by the Govt. of India through the
Department of Biotechnology under the auspices of UNESCO. The centre
is an autonomous body under a statute of parliament as an institution of national/
international importance for biotechnology, education, research and training.
It therefore fulfils all UGC prescribed norms.
Will I get a specialization of my choice?
In the first two semesters students are trained in various discipline of core
science. In the third semester they will be offered two specializations:
(i) Disease Biology (ii) Genetic Engineering. Each specialisation stream
has 10 seats. Students can opt any of these specialisation. If the students
option goes beyond ten for a particular stream, the final allotment will
be done based on their marks secured in the first two semesters.
I have submitted my application. I want to change some information in my application. What should I do?
Once you have submitted your application, no information contained in the application form can be changed. You can write to the Office of Academic Affairs, RGCB. The final
decision will rest with the institute.
The candidate must have a valid GAT-B score and an aggregate of
60% marks (or an equivalent grade point average) in Bachelor's
degree in any branch of science and as per UGC guideline. The
final selection of students will be done based on the GAT-B
rank and the cut off rank/score fixed by RGCB for each category.
Does reservation policy apply for admission?
Yes, as per Government of India rules
Is there any financial support for students admitted to RGCB?
RGCB MSc students will receive a stipend of Rupees 6000 per month for
the first year and Rupees 8000 for the second year.
What are the requirements for admission?
A Student should check if he/she meets the eligibility criteria
for the course he/she wishes to pursue and submit Xerox copies
(photocopies) of all certificates for verification. The candidate
should pay the fees (see the website) by Net Banking within
two days after their selection. If a candidate is failed to
pay the admission fees in the stipulated time, his/her selection
will be automatically get cancelled and the seat will go to the
next candidate in the waiting list.
My last semester results have not yet been declared. Will I be considered for admission?
Students in the final year of their qualifying degree program are also eligible to apply
provided that they must produce a proof of having secured the required marks in their
previous five semesters of degree program at the time of admission. The admission will
be provisional up to the production of the proof of completion of the degree. Admission
will be cancelled if the candidate failed to secure overall minimum 60% marks (or an
equitant grade point average) in the degree examination
Will RGCB provide housing/hostel accommodation?
Yes, RGCB provides hostel accommodation (two bedded) with all standard
civic amenities and a common cooking and laundry areas. Students can
take food of their choice from the cafeteria after the payment.
How do I arrange for a campus visit?
Fifteen-minute campus tours, leaving from the Admission Centre,
are available on the day of Admission. Prior request/appointment
for campus visit is mandatory.
How shall I find out if I am admitted?
You will receive a confirmation letter from the RGCB Office of Academic Affairs (OAA)
after the counselling process. Details about housing / accommodation / hostel, orientation
and the steps you need to take in order to prepare for your studies will be enclosed with
your Admission Information Letter. It will also be declared on the website after the
admission process is complete.
What are the timings of RGCB for admissions?
RGCB admissions will remain open between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. (IST),
on the day of counselling. Original certificates are to be
produced for verification and a Xerox copy of all these
certificates should be submitted at OAA on the day of joining.
Rajiv Gandhi Centre for Biotechnology (RGCB), Thycaud Post,
Poojappura, Thiruvananthapuram - 695 014, Kerala, India +91-471-2529400
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