PhD Admission open in Regional Centre for Biotechnology (RCB) on Biostatistics and Bioinformatics

Haryana (Faridabad): Regional Centre for Biotechnology (RCB), Faridabad, an institution of national importance under Ministry of HRD, has invited applications from eligible candidates for PhD programmes on Biostatistics and Bioinformatics. RCB is offering interdisciplinary doctoral programmes on Biostatistics and Bioinformatics in partnership with other institutions by creating a virtual faculty pool. These programmes will be supported through collaboration with the global pharmaceutical giant, GlaxoSmithKline Pharmaceuticals India Private Ltd. (GSK) and are subject to RCB statutes, ordinances and regulations.

Eligibility for Admission:  For the program on Biostatistics, the candidate must possess a first-class (60% marks or more) Master’s degree in Statistics or Mathematics. For the program on Bioinformatics, the candidate must have a first-class (60% marks or more) Master’s degree in Computer Science or Bioinformatics. Those appearing in the final examination and having secured at least 60% marks on an average in all examinations held during the Master’s degree programme are also eligible to apply. However, students will be permitted to join the program only on production of first-class Master’s degree certificate.


Key Dates: The last date of application is 20 July 2018. Eligible candidates shall be invited for a written test and interview on 27 and/or 28 July 2018 at RCB in Faridabad. Selected students are required to join the program on 01 August 2018.

Selection procedure for admission and stipend: Eligible candidates need to appear for a nationally-open written examination at RCB. Shortlisted candidates will then be interviewed for the final selection.

Fellowship Benefits: Selected students shall receive a consolidated stipend of Rs. 45,000 per month for the first 2 years of the program and Rs. 50,000 for the next three years. The stipend shall be subject to taxes as per Govt. of India rules. Continuation of stipend is subject to satisfactory progress made by the student to be evaluated annually. A total of four students may be selected annually to these programmes.

Application Procedure: Interested students may apply online by paying the prescribed application fee of Rs. 1,000.

For exact details about eligibility conditions, how to apply and other details, the candidates should refer the Admission Notification, uploaded on the official website of Regional Centre for Biotechnology (RCB).

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