Integrated MSc - PhD in Biotechnology at Regional Centre for Biotechnology: Apply by February 29
Regional Centre for Biotechnology (RCB), NCR Biotech Science Cluster, Faridabad-Gurgaon Expressway, Faridabad, Hayana (NCR Delhi)- 121001, an Institution of National Importance of the Department of Biotechnology, Govt of India under the auspices of UNESCO, has invited applications for admission to the Integrated MSc-PhD Biotechnology for 2020, offered by the institute.
The duration of the PhD (Integrated) Degree Program is a minimum of 5 years and a maximum of 7 years.
Eligibility: Indian Students with 60% aggregate marks (or an equivalent grade point average) in Bachelor's degree in any branch of Science, Engineering, technology, or Medicine are eligible to be 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 to the PhD (Integrated) Degree Program.
Eligible students are required to appear for the Joint Graduate Entrance Examination for Biology and Interdisciplinary Life Sciences (JGEEBILS).
Shortlisted students based on their performance in the JGEEBILS, shall be invited for interview for their final selection. The interview is to assess the student for his/ her science aptitude and interest in a career in scientific research and development. Up to 20 students, who meet the desired criteria for selection, may be admitted. There shall be reservation of seats as per the orders of the Govt. of India in this regard.
Foreign students are also admitted. Details regarding this are available in the Notification at www.rcb.res.in
Fellowships: Indian and Foreign students admitted to the program shall receive the RCB-Ramachandran-DBT fellowship of Rs. 16000 per month for the first 2 years of the program, after which the Indian students shall be required to qualify for the junior/senior research fellowships offered by CSIR, ICMR, DBT, or other such funding agencies. The performance of the foreign students, after completion of their MSc component of the program, shall be evaluated by the Student Advisory Committee and based on its positive recommendation the student shall be awarded the RCB-DBT International Doctoral fellowship equivalent to the fellowships offered to Indian students from different funding agencies as per the relevant DST guidelines. Currently, the amount of the Junior Research Fellowship is Rs. 31000 per month and it is Rs. 35000 per month for the Senior Research Fellowship.
Application: Applications can be submitted online at http://iphd.rcb.ac.in/?q=login
The application fee of Rs. 500/- may be paid online. The SC, ST, PWD, Women candidates and foreign students are exempted from payment of the application fee. The last date of registration for PhD (Integrated) Degree Program at RCB is 29 February, 2020 for the Indian Students and 30 March, 2020 for the Foreign Students.
For more details, visit www.rcb.res.in