THSTI PhD Admission 2024-25 Monsoon Session
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PhD Progarmme in Biotechnology Admissions 2024-25 (Monsoon Session)

The Institution

The Regional Centre for Biotechnology (RCB) is an Institution of National Importance created by an Act of Parliament, established by the Department of Biotechnology (DBT), Government of India, under the auspices of UNESCO. RCB has emerged as a pioneering institute for research in Biotechnology and is defining new horizons in providing world-class education, training and research at the interface of multiple disciplines.

RCB is committed to exploring new frontiers, furthering science and connecting contemporary and emergent areas of Biotechnology through cutting-edge research. The Centre is equipped with the state-of-the-art research laboratories at par with the global standards. Its Advanced Technology Platform Centre (ATPC) is a highly sophisticated instrumentation facility comprising high throughput technology platforms such as Genomics, Proteomics, Mass Spectrometry, Microscopy platforms including Electron Microscopy and Super Resolution Confocal Microscopy, Molecular Interaction, and Animal Experimentation Platforms. RCB has also established a Bio-incubator in association with BIRAC (DBT) that links promising research outcomes to commercialization by nurturing technology development in the broad area of biopharmaceuticals.

The Doctoral Degree Programme

The Centre offers a doctoral programme leading to the award

of the PhD degree to students holding a post-graduate degree (or an equivalent) in any field of science, medicine, or technology. The selected students undergo coursework followed by research leading to a doctoral thesis under the mentorship of a faculty. The programme is suited to candidates having an interest in working at the interface of multiple disciplines in the areas related (but not limited) to structural biology, molecular medicine, infectious disease biology, agricultural biotechnology, systems and synthetic biology, and cancer & cell biology. The details of various research programmes at RCB can be found on our website (

Eligibility Criteria

i. Qualifications: MSc/MTech in any branch of Life Sciences/Chemistry/Physics/ MPharma/MVSc/MBBS or equivalent.

ii. Qualifying Marks: Minimum 60% aggregate score or equivalent grade in the qualifying degree examination (with 5% relaxation for SC/ST/OBC-NCL/differently-abled candidates).

iii. Number of Seats: 20

iv. Reservation of Seats: As per Government of India guidelines.

v. Additional Requirement: Candidates should have qualified for any of the following examinations and hold a valid fellowship offer at the time of the interview:

  • Joint CSIR-UGC test for Junior Research Fellowship (CSIR/UGC JRF)
  • DBT Junior Research Fellowship (DBT-JRF)
  • ICMR Junior Research Fellowship (ICMR-JRF)
  • Any other nationally competitive fellowship offered by the Government of India having a valid fellowship for a period of 5 years.

Selection Process

Interested candidates should submit their applications online along with the application fee of Rs.500/-. SC/ST/PwD/EWS candidates are exempted from the application fee. Eligible candidates will be called for a written test and/or interview on 27 & 28 June 2024 at RCB, Faridabad.

Providing false/incorrect information or non-possession of essential qualifications will lead to disqualification. The decision of the Competent Authority at RCB shall be final and binding.


The students admitted to the programme will have to avail the fellowship for which they have qualified as per the rules of the funding agency. RCB will have no financial liability regarding the same.

The student admitted to the PhD programme will have to pay the following fees:


  • Laboratory Fees: Rs. 6000 per semester
  • Tuition Fees (1st & 2nd Semester Only): Rs. 6000 per semester
  • Academic Administration Fees: Rs. 5000 per semester
  • Medical Fees: Rs. 3000 per semester
  • Student Amenities Fees: Rs. 1000 per semester
  • Caution Money: Rs. 5000 (refundable)
  • Thesis Examination Fees: Rs. 10000 (at the time of thesis submission)

Hostel security and charges will be applicable for those availing hostel facilities.

Application Process

  • Online Form for PhD Admissions
  • Application Fee: Rs.500/- (to be submitted online)
  • Last Date for Application: 25.05.2024

For queries, contact: [email protected]


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