Thiruvananthapuram: Rajiv Gandhi Centre for Biotechnology (RGCB), Thiruvananthapuram, an Autonomous Institute of the Department of Biotechnology, Government of India, has invited applications from eligible candidates. The centre is devoted to research in Molecular Biology and Biotechnology.
Key Dates: The last date for receipt of applications at RGCB is 01 September 2018 [Saturday]. The Written examination will be held at RGCB on 16 September 2018 [Sunday].
Eligibility Conditions: Candidates with a post-graduate degree in Life/ Chemical/ Agricultural/ Environmental/ Veterinary/ Pharmaceutical/ Medical Sciences or with an MCI certified MBBS degree are eligible to apply.
Only candidates who have completed their qualifying degree in all respects will be considered.
Applicants with UGC/CSIR/ICMR/DBT/DST-INSPIRE/KSCSTE fellowships must have a first class in their qualifying examination. These fellowships must be valid till June 2019.
Applicants, who do not have any fellowship, should have a minimum of 70% mark (CGPA – 7.0) for the qualifying degree.
SC/ST candidates should have a minimum of 55% marks (CGPA-6.0) for their qualifying degree.
A limited number of institute stipends will be available for those selected candidates without a research fellowship. This conditional financial support will be a subsistence allowance for an initial period of two-years during which they will be strongly encouraged to seek their own fellowships from external agencies so that the PhD program continues uninterrupted.
Selection Procedure: All eligible candidates, irrespective of their fellowship status, will have to appear for a qualifying entrance test which will be conducted at RGCB for short listing candidates for the selection interview.
Results of the qualifying test will be announced within one hour and selection interview for shortlisted candidates will begin on the same day.
Upper age limit is 28 years as on September 01, 2018. Age limit will be relaxed for SC/ST/Physically challenged candidates as per Government of India regulations.
RGCB is currently affiliated to the University of Kerala, Manipal University, Mahatma Gandhi University and Kerala University of Health Sciences (KUHS). Registration of the selected candidates will be as per the guidelines issued by these Universities for the award of PhD degrees.
For exact eligibility conditions, how to apply and other details, interested candidates should refer PhD Admission notification, uploaded on the official website of Rajiv Gandhi Centre for Biotechnology (RGCB).