RGCB prepares individuals who have a deep and genuine interest in discovery science to shape the translation of biotechnology through academic research towards applications for a knowledge economy, business development and science of tomorrow. RGCB in 2014 will work out of three campuses, the present one focusing on discovery science, a second one for innovation and the third - a biotech park in Kochi focusing on translation and partnership with industry. This is the only institute of its kind in the country. Previous RGCB PhD's have all done impressive work and received excellent placements (details can be viewed here). Guided by an expert faculty, a rigorous fundamental science course work and a host of innovative academic programs, the RGCB PhD program is made even richer by its place in Thiruvananthapuram, capital of "Gods own country".
RGCB is currently affiliated to the UNESCO- Regional Centre for Biotechnology, Government of India, 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 degrees.
Applications are invited twice a year and advertised in selected national newspapers and on the RGCB website.
Please be noted that from January 2022 onwards, the laboratory fee will be collected annually (Rs.5,000/- for the first 8 semesters and Rs.10,000/- for every semester thereafter) in the month of January of every year.