Rajiv Gandhi Centre for Biotechnology | RGCB, Thiruvananthapuram
Rajiv Gandhi Centre for (RGCB) is a premier research institute in India, exclusive devoted to research in and . This centre runs as a 'grant in aid' institute of the Department of of the Govt. of India.
The institute has highly focused research departments working on medical (Molecular Medicine, Molecular Reproduction, Molecular , Cancer Biology & Neurobiology) and plant genetic engineering. The Center has a regional facility for Genetic Fingerprinting, which provides DNA analysis services for forensic & criminal investigations, paternity disputes, identification of wildlife remains, authentication of plants and seeds besides a battery of molecular diagnostics for genetic and infectious diseases. The various academic programs for research are :
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. Program
Minimum Eligibility for Candidates
- Postgraduation in , Chemical Sciences, , , , Veterinary Sciences and medicine graduates.
- Applicants must have a consistently first class academic track record (no less than 60% aggregates) and a valid research fellowship from UGC, , ICMR and (Category A only). Candidates with other fellowships are advised to contact the Dean to confirm eligibility.
- 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.
- Candidates without valid fellowships need not apply .
However candidates with MBBS, MD, MTech, . MPharm and MSc ( ) 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.
RGCB has regular openings for post-doctoral training (for MDs and PhDs) in select programs of Disease Biology and Molecular Medicine. The trainee positions are normally for programs in Cancer, Cardiovascular diseases, diabetes, infectious diseases, neurological disorders and nanoscience based platforms.
Short-Term Training Program
As part of its commitment to human resource development, RGCB permits students at the MSc, Btech, M.Phil and levels to carry out dissertation and project work in various disciplines. During the past two years, RGCB has trained more than 300 post-graduate students from various parts of the country.
While this Short-term/summer training satisfies a requirement for completing the Masters program for a large number of candidates, our intentions are to provide these candidates with an exposure to an international quality research environment.
Projects and dissertations may be for 1 month, 2-3 months, 4-6 months or 7-12 months
Rajiv Gandhi Centre for
Thycaud PO, Poojappura
Thiruvananthapuram - 695014
Kerala, India Phone : +91-471-2341716,2347975
Fax : + 91- 471-2348096