RAJIV GANDHI CENTRE FOR BIOTECHNOLOGY
An Autonomous Institute of Government of India, Department of Biotechnology,
Ministry of Science & Technology Thycaud PO, Poojappura, Thiruvananthapuram-695 014,
Kerala Phone 0471 2529400, Fax 0471 23480961 www.rgcb.res.in
RGCB is launching a highly innovative MSc. Biotechnology Program with three unique specializations –
- Disease Biology
- Molecular Diagnostics & DNA Profiling
- Molecular Plant Sciences
The MSc. program of RGCB will be affiliated to the Regional Centre for Biotechnology, an “Institution of National Importance” established by Government of India under the auspices of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO).
Dates to Remember
- Last date for Application Form Submission : May 30, 2019
- Entrance examination : June 14, 2019
- Commencement of classes : July 2019
RGCB MSc. students will receive a stipend of Rupees 6000 per month for the first year and Rupees 8000 for the second year of the MSc. program.
Students with UGC Approved Bachelors degree in any branch of Science, Engineering, Medicine, Ayurveda, other AYUSH recognized traditional systems of medicine, BDS, BVSc, BPharm, B.Tech & BSc. Agriculture and 60% aggregate marks (or an equivalent grade point average) are eligible to be apply for admission. Students from 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 proof of having secured the required marks in their undergraduate degree program at the time of admission.
Syllabus for the Entrance Exam :
The exam will be of multiple choice type and will consist of two parts- Part A (30 questions) and Part B (100 questions). All questions in Part A is compulsory and will include current general knowledge, analytical ability, and reasoning. Part B will include questions from BSc level life sciences, chemistry, and basic level mathematics and physics. Students can answer any 70 of the 100 questions. There will be one mark for every correct answer and negative 1/4 mark for every wrong answer. Duration of the test will be three hours.
Examination Centers :
Patna, Ranchi, Bhubaneswar, Guwahati, Kalyani, Kolkata, Delhi, Lucknow, Bengaluru, Hyderabad, Thiruvananthapuram, Kochi, Calicut, Chennai, Madurai, NAVI MUMBAI, Pune
Application Form Fee Details :
Un Reserved(General UR):- Rs 2000/-
Other Backward Class(OBC-Non Creamy Layer)/SC/ST/Economically Backward for General Category:- Rs 700/-
RGCB official website : www.rgcb.res.in