Ph.D. Programmes in Biostatistics and Bioinformatics
Regional Centre for Biotechnology (RCB) invites applications for admission to Ph.D. Programmes in Biostatistics and Bioinformatics. RCB PhD Admissions.
Regional Centre for Biotechnology (RCB) is an institution of national importance created by an Act of Parliament under the aegis of UNESCO with the primary focus of providing world-class education and training, and to conduct innovative research at the interface of multiple disciplines to create a high-quality human resource in the area of biotechnology.
RCB is offering interdisciplinary doctoral programmes in Biostatistics and Bioinformatics in partnership with other institutions by creating a virtual faculty pool. These programmes will be supported through a collaboration with the global pharmaceutical giant, GlaxoSmithKline Pharmaceuticals India Private Ltd. (GSK) and are subject to RCB statutes, ordinances and regulations.
Faculty for the Programme:
In addition to RCB faculty members, the following mentors from the partner institutions, holding an adjunct faculty position at RCB, shall be the faculty for the programme.
Prof. Partha Pratim Majumder, Distinguished Professor, NIBMG, Kalyani
Prof. Saurabh Ghosh, Professor, ISI, Kolkata
Dr. DebasisaMohanty, Staff Scientist VII, NII, New Delhi
Dr. Dinesh Gupta, Group Leader, ICGEB, New Delhi
Dr. D. Sundar, Associate Professor, IITD, New Delhi
Dr. Analabha Basu, Associate Professor, NIBMG, Kalyani
Dr. Indranil Mukhopadhyay, Associate Professor, ISI, Kolkata
Dr. Samsiddhi Bhattacharjee, Assistant Professor, NIBMG, Kalyani
Eligibility for admission:
For the Ph.D. programme in Biostatistics, the candidate must possess a first-class (60% marks or more) Master’s degree in Statistics or Mathematics.
For the Ph.D. programme in Bioinformatics, the candidate must have a first-class (60% marks or more) Master’s degree in Computer Science or Bioinformatics.
Those appearing in the final examination and having secured at least 60% marks on an average in all examinations held during the Master’s degree programme are also eligible to apply. However, students will be permitted to join the programme only on production of first class Master’s degree certificate.
Selection procedure for admission and stipend:
Eligible candidates need to appear for a nationally-open written examination at RCB. Shortlisted candidates will then be interviewed for the final selection. Selected candidates shall receive a consolidated stipend of Rs. 45000 per month for the first two years of the programme and Rs. 50000 for the next three years. The stipend shall be subject to taxes as per Govt. of India rules. Continuation of the stipend is subject to satisfactory progress made by the student to be evaluated annually.
A total of four students may be selected annually to these programmes.
In the first year, the students admitted to these programmes will undergo rigorous coursework either at RCB or NIBMGto complete the minimum 8 credit requirement for RCB Ph.D. programme as per its statues, ordinances, and regulations. For the detailed course content, please visit https://rcb.res.in/upload/details_of_all_courses.pdf.
There will also be a three-months statistical internship at GSK’s Clinical Development Operations Centre in Bengaluru during the programme for the Biostatistics students.
Application procedure for RCB PhD Admissions:
Interested students may apply online by paying the prescribed application fee of Rs. 500. The last date of application is 20 May 2019.
Eligible candidates shall be invited for a written test and interview on 24-25 June 2019 at RCB, Faridabad.
Academic Administration: Fee Rs. 5000 per semester
Laboratory Fee Rs. 6000 per semester
Medical Fee Rs. 3000 per semester
Student amenities Fee Rs. 1000 per semester
Thesis examination Fee Rs. 10000 (at the time of submission of thesis)
Caution money Rs. 5000 (at the time of admission)
Hostel Room Fee Rs. 1200 per semester
Hostel Electricity charges As per the installed meter
Mess Charges As per actual