Rajiv Gandhi Centre for Biotechnology MSc Biotechnology Admission 2019
The notification for the RGCB MSc Biotechnology Program Admission 2019 Session has been released now. Applicants who have a bachelor’s degree in any branch of Science, Engineering, or Medicine are encouraged to apply for Rajiv Gandhi Centre for Biotechnology MSc Biotechnology Admission. Check out all of the details regarding the program, important dates below:
RGCB’s two-year post-baccalaureate degree is a research-based teaching program that combines the disciplines of Biochemistry, Cell biology Molecular biology, Genomics, Proteomics, Microbiology and Immunology as well as the application of Computer Science to Biology (Bioinformatics) along with principles of design and engineering in biological systems.
Designed by experts:
The unique course structure has been designed in consultation with clinical, agricultural and industrial experts to give students cutting-edge knowledge and practical skills. Working under the mentorship and supervision of highly accomplished scientists, students will gain extensive research experience through research-based teaching in top-notch laboratories, hands-on computer modelling, internship in industry or medical institutions and carrying out a full semester research project.
Degree from the best:
RGCB’s MSc program is affiliated to the Regional Centre for Biotechnology, an ‘Institution of National Importance’ providing education, training and research established through an Act of Parliament 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.
RGCB offers three specialised post-graduate programs that allow developing an understanding of the molecular and cellular basis of life and its applications to health, diagnostics or plant science.
- MASTER OF SCIENCE IN BIOTECHNOLOGY Specialization in Disease Biology
- MASTER OF SCIENCE IN BIOTECHNOLOGY Specialization in Molecular Plant Sciences
- MASTER OF SCIENCE IN BIOTECHNOLOGY Specialization in Molecular Diagnostics and DNA Profiling
All students selected for the MSc program will be awarded the RGCB-DBT Masters Stipend. First-year students will be awarded Rs 6000 per month and the second year students will be awarded Rs 8000 per month.
Intake for the current year:
- MSc Biotechnology (Disease Biology) = 15
- MSc Biotechnology (Molecular Plant Sciences) = 10
- MSc Biotechnology (Molecular Diagnostics and DNA Profiling) = 15
Eligibility for RGCB MSc Biotechnology:
Students with 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 for admission. 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.
Dates to Remember
- Opening of applications: 14th May 2019
- Entrance examination: June 14, 2019
- Examination Centers: 16 centers across India
- Commencement of classes: July 2019
Address for Communication
Office of the Academic Affairs
Masters Program Division
Rajiv Gandhi Centre for Biotechnology (RGCB)
Thycaud PO, Thiruvananthapuram 695014
Phone: +91 471 2529653 +91 471 2529655