RGCB launched in July 2019, a highly innovative MSc Biotechnology Program with three unique specializations - Disease Biology, Molecular Diagnostics & DNA Profiling and Genetic Engineering. The MSc program of RGCB is affiliated to the Regional Centre for Biotechnology an "Institution of National Importance" providing education, training and research established by the Department of Biotechnology, Government of India under the auspices of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization or UNESCO, a specialized agency of the United Nations (UN) based in Paris.
The MSc program at RGCB is unique, since it covers the fundamental fields of theories in Biotechnology, while focusing on laboratory exercises and industrial as well as research applications. The students are also introduced to the concepts of "Enterprise and Entrepreneurship". This allows students who wish for a career beyond the laboratory in an existing biotechnology industry or for those who dream of starting a new biotechnology enterprise. Students get trained in a real business & technology development bio-incubator where startup companies function.


  1. All candidates must have a valid GAT-B score [https://dbt.nta.ac.in/].
  2. Students with valid GAT-B score must also have 60% aggregate marks (or an equivalent grade point average) in Bachelor's degree in any branch of Science, Engineering, or Medicine are eligible to apply. Students from the SC, ST, OBC (non-creamy layer), and PWD categories shall be given a relaxation of 5% aggregate marks. Students in the final year of their qualifying degree program are also eligible to apply provided that they produce a proof of having secured the required marks in their undergraduate degree program at the time of admission. Also please upload the previous semester/year marksheet of your Bachelor degree.
  3. The final selection of the students will be done based on the GAT-B Cutoff rank/Score fixed by RGCB for each category.


  • Disease Biology
  • Genetic Engineering
  • Molecular Diagnostics & DNA Profiling

Duration and Description of the Course

The RGCB Masters Degree in Biotechnology will be for two years inclusive of four semesters.


All Students admitted to the MSc program shall receive the RGCB stipend of ₹ 6000 per month for the first year and ₹ 8000/- for the second year of the MSc program.


  1. Total Number of Students admitted: Upto 20
  2. The first two semesters will be common to all students.
  3. Specialization will be in the third and fourth semester.
  4. Students can opt for the concerned specialization after passing second semester examination.
  5. Final allocation of specialization will be on the basis of marks scored.


Applications are to be submitted online.


0471-2529-653, 0471-2529-655


Last date of Applications for admission at RGCB: September 24, 2021 @ 5.30 PM

Display of first list of selected candidates: September 25, 2021

Admission of selected Candidates and fee submission: Up to October 06, 2021

Msc First Semester Classes begin: November 15, 2021


K. Santosh Kumar, PhD
Senior Consultant

Beena Nair L
Academic Assistant

Parvathy Prasad
Academic Assistant

J.C Bharat Krishnan
Academic Assistant


Rajiv Gandhi Centre for Biotechnology (RGCB),
Thycaud Post, Poojappura,
Thiruvananthapuram - 695 014, Kerala, India
+91-471-2529400 | 2347975 | 2348753