PhD Admission 2021 open at Regional Centre for Biotechnology, Faridabad

Are you looking for a PhD in Biotechnology? Regional Centre for Biotechnology (RCB) has announced and released the official notification for admission in PhD Biotechnology for the session 2021. Eligible and interested candidates can apply for the same. Read this article to know the eligibility criteria, selection procedure, application procedure, fee details and important dates.

About RCB

Regional Centre for Biotechnology (RCB) is a leading biotechnology institute established by the Department of Biotechnology (DBT), the Government of India, and under the sponsorship of UNESCO. RCB is known for multidisciplinary research and provides a platform for world-class education, training and research. It also provides various opportunities for students for multidisciplinary biotechnology research. RCB is also recognised as an "Institute of National Importance." Institute has state-of-the-art research laboratories equipped with upgraded instrumentation facility.

Details of PhD Programme

PhD programmes at the Regional Centre for Biotechnology are offered to the students who have a master's degree in science, medicine or technology or any related field. The selected students who will get admission at RCB will have to complete course work and followed by Research. Also, he/she will have to write a doctoral thesis under the guidance of RCB faculty. Students who have a keen interest in will also be considered. The details of the various multidisciplinary research areas available at RCB are:
  • Agricultural biotechnology
  • Cancer & cell biology
  • Infectious disease biology
  • Molecular medicine
  • Structural biology
  • Systems and synthetic biology

Intake Capacity

Total number of seats available in the PhD program is 25. There will be a seat reservation in the PhD program as per the Government of India rules.

PhD Program Fees Structure at RCB

The student will have to pay the following fees for the PhD programme including Tuition Fee of Rs.6000/- per semester, Laboratory Fee Rs. 6000/- per semester, Academic Administration Fee Rs.5000/- per semester, Student Amenities Fee Rs.1000/- per semester and Medical Fee Rs.3000/- per semester. One time Caution/Security Fee of Rs.5000/- is to be at the time of admission, which is refundable. Besides, at the time of thesis submission, a onetime fee of Rs. 10000 is to be paid by the candidate for the thesis submission. The candidates who will avail the hostel facility will have to pay hostel charges and security as applicable.

Fellowship for PhD Students

The PhD students will avail the fellowship from the funding agency for which they have qualified the National Fellowship exam as per the rules. RCB will not provide any financial support.

Eligibility Criteria

The candidates must hold an MSc degree in any branch of Life Sciences or Chemistry or Physics or MTech degree or MPharma or MVSc or MBBS or an equivalent degree from any recognised university. They must have secured at least 60% aggregate marks or equivalent grade in the qualifying degree examination. There will be a relaxation of 5% for SC/ST/OBC category candidates as per the Government of India rules. In addition to this, the candidates must have qualified any of the national level examinations such as CSIR-UGC Joint exam for Junior Research Fellowship, DST- Innovation in Science Pursuit for Inspired Research (DST-INSPIRE), DBT-JRF, ICMR-JRF, and any other exam offering national fellowship. The candidate must have a valid fellowship for a period of 5 years at the time of interview.

Application Process

The candidates who wish to get admission in PhD programmes at RCB must visit the official website of RCB and must read the instructions given in the official notification carefully. To submit an online application, the candidate must register himself for the admission portal on the official website and must create the user ID and password. For registration, the candidate will have to fill in the name, date of birth, gender, email ID and captcha code (shown on the website) and click on the register button. Upon submission of the details, the candidates will receive an email containing the user ID and password on their registered email ID. The candidates can log in using login credentials received on email ID. Existing users can log in using existing login credentials. Upon login, the candidates will have to fill all the requisite details in the application form and submit all the requisite documents. Besides, an application fee of Rs.500/- is to be paid with the online application form. In case of any query regarding filling of the application form, candidates may contact at or

Selection Process

Selection of suitable candidates will be based on written test or interview. Scrutiny of all the applications will be done for the selection of eligible candidates. Selected candidates will be called for a written test and/or interview.

Important Dates

Last Date to Apply: January 15, 2021.
Date of Written test and interview: February 04-05, 2021.

Contact Details

Regional Centre for Biotechnology
NCR Biotech Science Cluster
3rd Milestone, Faridabad-Gurugram Expressway
Faridabad - 121 001
Haryana (NCR Delhi), India
Phone: 91 129 2848800

Important Links
Online registration and application form:
Official Notification:


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