Rajiv Gandhi Centre for Biotechnology (RGCB), Thiruvananthapuram

Type: Government

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Established In : 1990

Email: info@rgcb.res.in

Website : http://www.rgcb.res.in

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Address: Location : Thycaud PO, Poojappura Thiruvananthapuram - 695 014 Kerala, India     Ph  : +91- 471-2341716 | 2347975 | 2348104 Fax : + 91- 471-2348096

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  • Auditorium
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Description

The Rajiv Gandhi Centre for Biotechnology (RGCB) is a growing phenomenon. Located in Thiruvananthapuram, the capital city of Kerala, RGCB began in 1990 amongst humble surroundings as a small charitable society called the Centre for Development of Education, Science and Technology (C-DEST). In 1991, recognizing its potential, the C-DEST was made a “Grant-in-Aid” institute of the Government of Kerala and renamed as Rajiv Gandhi Centre for Development of Education, Science and Technology (RGC-DEST), becoming the first institute in the country to be named after Sri Rajiv Gandhi, the young illustrious and visionary former Prime Minster of India. On April 18, 1994 the Government of Kerala took the landmark decision to restructure the institute into a comprehensive
biotechnology center and thus was created the Rajiv Gandhi Centre for Biotechnology. The institute was then managed by the Government of Kerala’s Committee for Science and Technology and Environment (STEC) and subsequently by the Kerala State Council for Science, Technology and Environment. The foundation stone for the new building was laid on November 18, 1995 by the then Prime Minister of India, Sri. Narasimha Rao. Exactly seven years later, on November 18, 2002 the then President of India, Dr A.P.J. Abdul Kalam dedicated the comprehensive center to the nation. Under the guidance of the founding director, Dr M. Ramachandra Das and his successor Dr R.V. Thampan, RGCB rapidly grew in stature, infrastructure and research output. It had now also become apparent that the resources available to RGCB from the state government could not match the strides of progress the institute was making. Kerala’s political leadership displayed its maturity and vision, with three successive Chief Ministers, Mr. E.K. Nayanar, Mr. A.K Antony and Mr. Oommen Chandy persisting with the Union government to develop RGCB into a national centre. By now the institute had also attained national and international recognition with leading discoveries and findings in medical and plant biotechnology.

  • Ph.D Biotechnology

    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. Previous RGCB PhD's have all done impressive work and received excellent placements. Guided by an expert faculty 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".

    Admission procedure

    Applications are invited twice a year (normally in November and June) and advertised in all national newspapers and on the RGCB website. Vacancies that are available in different laboratories and interdisciplinary programs will be put up on the website.

    Minimum Eligibility for Candidates

       1. Postgraduation in Life Sciences, Chemical Sciences, Bioinformatics, Biotechnology, Agriculture, Veterinary Sciences and medicine graduates.
       2. Applicants must have a consistently first class academic track record (no less than 60% aggregates) and a valid research fellowship from UGC, CSIR, ICMR and DBT (Category A only). Candidates with other fellowships are advised to contact the Dean to confirm eligibility.
       3. Candidates awaiting final exam results can also apply. However only those candidates with a valid pass certificate will be allowed to appear for the selection interview.
       4. Candidates without valid fellowships need not apply
       5. However candidates with MBBS, MD, MTech, MVSc. MPharm and MSc (Agriculture) can apply even though they do not have a research fellowship. if selected, they will be supported by institute fellowships. They will be encouraged to obtain a suitable fellowship after joining.

    Selection Procedure

       1. Short-listed students will be invited to RGCB for a selection interview. No TA or DA will be paid for attending the interview. Candidates will be ranked at the selection interview on a total mark of 100. Candidates will be evaluated in their subject of specialization, knowledge of research methodology, instrumentation and laboratory calculations, overall knowledge in applications of biotechnology, general research aptitude and ability to comprehend & solve research questions as well as presentation & communication skills
       2. Each selection committee member makes his or her own evaluation. The average of all such evaluation sheets will be consolidated and a rank list prepared by the office of the Director. Only students scoring over 70% will be offered admission to RGCB's PhD program irrespective of the number of vacancies and number of applicants.

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Rajiv Gandhi Centre for Biotechnology (RGCB) Reviews / Comments

  • Dear Sir, Iam an Assistant Professor from VIT University , Vellore. I am teaching ANIMAL BIOTECHNOLOGY for Msc Integrated Biotechnology. So it will be of great experience and reseach exposure for my students if you can kindly permit us to visit your esteemed institution. Expecting a positive response from your institution. Thanking you. Dr. Reena Rajkumari Assistant Professor School of Bioscience and Technology (SBST) VIT University Vellore Tamilnadu Mobile - 9442309820 b.reenarajkumari@vit.ac.in Posted by : B.Reena Rajkumari, on 31-01-2012 Report Abuse
  • Dear Sir, Iam an Assistant Professor from VIT University , Vellore. I am teaching ANIMAL BIOTECHNOLOGY for Msc Integrated Biotechnology. So it will be of great experience and reseach exposure for my students if you can kindly permit us to visit your esteemed institution. Expecting a positive response from your institution. Thanking you. Dr. Reena Rajkumari Assistant Professor School of Bioscience and Technology (SBST) VIT University Vellore Tamilnadu Mobile - 9442309820 b.reenarajkumari@vit.ac.in Posted by : B.Reena Rajkumari, on 31-01-2012 Report Abuse
  • respected Sir: As i was doing my final year project in our valiable instutons......... Posted by : praveen, on 28-06-2011 Report Abuse
  • respected Sir: As i was doing my final year project in our valiable instutons......... Posted by : praveen, on 28-06-2011 Report Abuse
  • I would like to know whether RGCB is conducting MSc Biotechnology course? Posted by : sreejith, on 08-05-2011 Report Abuse
  • when will be the admission forms for master in biotechnology in your institute come online and what is the site for it .thank u. Posted by : jaylaxmi singh, on 23-04-2011 Report Abuse
  • I would like to know whether RGCB is conducting MSc Biotechnology course? Posted by : athira , on 15-01-2011 Report Abuse
  • I would like to know whether RGCB is conducting MSc Biotechnology course? Posted by : athira , on 15-01-2011 Report Abuse
  • I 'm a second year BSc Biotechnology student.I would like to know about the integrated PhD programme(MSc) offering by RGCB &also its details including syllabus. Posted by : Anjali, on 14-01-2011 Report Abuse
  • I would like to know whether RGCB Offering M SC Biotechnology. Posted by : APARNA, on 03-12-2010 Report Abuse
  • i would like to do masters in molecular pharmacology in rajiv gandhi institute..pls let me know the details of the various couses offered thank you Posted by : mridula, on 29-11-2010 Report Abuse
  • Does RGCB offer Msc in Biotechnology if not which is the best university to study Msc Biotechnology... Posted by : Nandini, on 28-08-2010 Report Abuse
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