Master’s Degree in Biotechnology at RGCB Trivandrum: Apply by June 30 2022

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Rajiv Gandhi Centre for Biotechnology (RGCB), Thycaud, Thiruvananthapuram, has invited applications for admission to the highly innovative MSc Biotechnology Program with three unique specializations - Disease Biology, Molecular Diagnostics & DNA Profiling and Genetic Engineering.

The MSc program of RGCB is affiliated to the Regional Centre for Biotechnology an ‘Institution of National Importance’, providing education, training and research.

The course duration is two years (4 semesters). The MSc program covers the fundamental fields of theories in Biotechnology, while focusing on laboratory exercises and industrial as well as research applications. The students are also introduced to the concepts of ‘Enterprise and Entrepreneurship’ that prepares students for a career beyond the laboratory in an existing biotechnology industry or for those who dream of starting a new biotechnology enterprise. Students get trained in a real business & technology development bio-incubator where start-up companies function.

Eligibility: Applicant should have Bachelor's degree in any branch of Science, Engineering, or Medicine with 60% aggregate marks (55% for SC/ST/OBC/PwD categories) or an equivalent grade point average.

Those 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. They need to upload the previous semester/year mark sheet of Bachelor Degree Program.

Applicant must have a valid GAT-B score. Details may be seen at

The final selection of the students will be based on the GAT-B Cut-off rank/Score fixed by RGCB for each category.

Stipend: All Students admitted to the MSc program shall receive the RGCB stipend of Rs. 6000/- per month for the first year and Rs. 8000/- for the second year of the MSc program.

Application: Applications can be submitted online at latest by 5.30 pm on 30.6.2022.

First list of selected candidates will be displayed on July 02, 2022.

Admission of selected Candidates and fee submission by Candidates will be in the 2nd week of July.

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