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Regional Centre for Biotechnology, RCB, Faridabad

Regional Centre for Biotechnology, RCB, Faridabad
NCR Biotech Science Cluster, 3rd Milestone,
Faridabad Gurgaon Expressway P.O. Box No. 3
Faridabad, Haryana
Phone-No: 91 129 2848800
Email: registrar@rcb.res.in Website: www.rcb.res.in

About College:

Regional Centre for Biotechnology (RCB) is an academic institution established by the Department of Biotechnology, Govt. of India with regional and global partnerships synergizing with the programmes of UNESCO as a Category II Centre. The primary focus of RCB is to provide world class education, training and conduct innovative research at the interface of multiple disciplines to create high quality human resource in disciplinary and interdisciplinary areas of biotechnology in a globally competitive research milieu. In 2016, RCB was recognized as an Institution of National Importance by the Parliament of India.

Course Name:

PhD (Integrated) [MSc-PhD in Biotechnology]

Eligibility:

Indian students

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 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) program.

Eligible students are required to appear for the Joint Graduate Entrance Examination for Biology and Interdisciplinary Life Sciences (JGEEBILS) Last date for applying for JGEEBILS: 15 November 2018. Shortlisted students, based on their performance in the JGEEBILS, shall be invited to appear for interview for their final selection to the PhD (Integrated) program. The interview is to assess the student for his 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 for students from the SC, ST, OBC and PWD categories as per the orders of the Govt. of India in this regard.

Foreign students

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 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) program. Eligible students are required to apply online for admission and fellowship to the program. Shortlisted students shall be invited to appear for a Skype-based interview for their selection to the PhD (Integrated) program. The interview is to assess the student for his science aptitude and interest in a career in scientific research and development. Up to 5 students, who meet the desired criteria for selection, may be admitted. Admission of foreign students is subject to them getting the student visa from the Govt. of India.

FELLOWSHIPS

The Indian and foreign students admitted to the program shall receive the RCB-Ramachandran-DBT fellowship 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. 25000 per month and it is Rs. 28000 per month for the senior research fellowship.

DURATION OF THE PROGRAM

The duration of the PhD (Integrated) program is a minimum of 5 years and a maximum of 7 years. HOSTEL FACILITIES

On campus shared boarding and lodging facilities are available for admitted students on payment of prescribed fees.

How to Apply:

Application Procedure

Eligible candidates may apply online (RCB WILL START ACCEPTING ONLINE APPLICATIONS FROM 5 NOVEMBER 2018) for admission to the PhD (Integrated) program of the Regional Centre for Biotechnology. The application fee of Rs. 500 may be paid online. The SC, ST, PWD candidates and foreign students are exempted from payment of the application fee.

CONTACT DETAILS FOR QUERIES Phone: +91-129-2848800, Email: registrar@rcb.res.in

Closing Date:

The last date for submitting the application for admission to RCB is: 28th February, 2019 for the Indian students and 31st March, 2019 for the foreign students.

Last date to apply for the JGEEBILS is 15 November, 2018.

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