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PhD (Integrated) Degree Program 2020 in Biotechnology at RCB, Faridabad

Interested and eligible Indian candidates are encouraged to apply for the PhD (Integrated) Degree Program 2020, MSc-PhD in Biotechnology at Research Centre for Biotechnology. Check out all of the details regarding the application procedure, timelines and more below:

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REGIONAL CENTRE FOR BIOTECHNOLOGY
PhD (Integrated) Degree Program 2020
MSc-PhD in Biotechnology

THE PROGRAM

Research-based learning is the hallmark of RCB academic program. The PhD (Integrated)
Degree Program (MSc-PhD in Biotechnology) is offered to students with a graduate degree in any discipline of science, engineering or medicine. The program in its first year (1st and 2nd semester) provides extensive learning opportunities in the broad field of life sciences and biotechnology through rigorous classroom teaching and hands-on laboratory experiments. In the second year, the student is mostly required to work in a research lab under the supervision of a research guide in an area of mutual scientific interest, and submit a Master’s dissertation at the end of the 4th semester. Based on the performance review of the student, he may be advised to exit the program with a Master’s degree (provided all academic and other requirements have been fulfilled) or permitted to continue in the program for pursuing the PhD thesis research in the same laboratory. At this stage, the student can also exercise his choice to exit the program with a Master’s degree on satisfactory completion of the course and dissertation requirements.

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The PhD (Integrated) Degree Program is governed by the RCB ordinances and regulations. The course curriculum has a very significant emphasis on laboratory training and following the completion of the course work the student is required to work for a Master’s dissertation followed by a PhD thesis.

ADMISSION

ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA

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 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 an interview for their final selection to the PhD (Integrated) Degree Program. 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.

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FELLOWSHIPS

The Indian and Foreign students admitted to the program shall receive the RCBRamachandran-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. 31000 per month and it is Rs. 35000 per month for the Senior Research Fellowship.

DURATION OF THE PROGRAM

The duration of the PhD (Integrated) Degree 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.

FEES

The following fees are payable at the beginning of each semester.

Semester ISemester IISemester III onwards
per semester
Academic
Administration Fee
Rs. 5000Rs. 5000Rs. 5000
Tuition FeeRs. 6000Rs. 6000
Laboratory FeeRs. 6000Rs. 6000Rs. 6000
Medical FeeRs. 3000Rs. 3000Rs. 3000
Student Amenities
Fee
Rs. 1000Rs. 1000Rs. 1000
Hostel FeeRs. 1200Rs. 1200Rs. 1200
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Caution money (Rs. 5000; refundable) is payable at the time of admission.
PhD thesis examination fee (Rs. 10,000) is payable at the time of PhD thesis submission. Hostel electricity charges are as per the installed meter, and the cooperative mess charges are to be paid as per actual.

The fees may be revised during the course as per the provisions in the RCB Ordinance in this regard.

APPLICATION PROCEDURE

Eligible candidates may apply online for admission to the PhD (Integrated) Degree Program
of the Regional Centre for Biotechnology. 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.

ONLINE PAYMENT

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 DETAILS ON JGEEBILS

https://www.ncbs.res.in/academic/admissions-JGEEBILS

CONTACT DETAILS FOR QUERIES

Phone: +91-129-2848800, Email: [email protected]

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Any issue in filling up the Application Form, kindly mail to [email protected]

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