RCB Integrated MSc-PhD Biotechnology Admission 2021

RCB Integrated MSc-PhD Biotechnology Admission

RCB Integrated MSc-PhD Admission 2021 – Regional Centre for Biotechnology invites applications for admission to the PhD (Integrated) Degree Program – MSc-PhD in Biotechnology for the year 2021.

About Integrated MSc-PhD in Biotechnology Program

MSc-PhD Programme in Biotechnology is offered to students with graduate degree in any discipline of Science, Engineering or Medicine.

The programme 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 laboratory under the supervision of a research guide in an area of mutual scientific interest, and submits a Master’s dissertation at the end of the 4th semester.

Based on the performance review of the student, he/she may be permitted to continue in the programme for pursuing the PhD thesis research in the same laboratory.

At this stage, the student can also exercise his/her choice to exit the programme with a Master’s degree on satisfactory completion of the course and dissertation requirements.

Duration of the Program

The duration of the PhD (Integrated) Programme in Biotechnology is a minimum of 5 years and a maximum of 7 years.

Fellowships

  • The Indian and Foreign students admitted to the program shall receive the RCB Ramachandran-DBT fellowship of Rs. 16000 per month for the first 2 years of the programme, after which an Indian student is required to qualify for the junior/senior research fellowships offered by CSIR, ICMR, DBT, or such other 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 fellowship offered to an Indian student by other funding agencies as per the relevant DST guidelines. Currently, the amount is Rs. 31000 per month for Junior Research Fellowship and Rs. 35000 per month for the Senior Research Fellowship.

Eligibility Criteria for RCB Integrated MSc-PhD Admission 2021

For 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) Program in Biotechnology. 

For Foreign 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 in the final year of their qualifying degree program are also eligible provided they produce a proof of having secured the required marks in their undergraduate degree program at the time of admission to the PhD (Integrated) Program in Biotechnology.

RCB Integrated MSc-PhD Admission 2021 Application Process

  • Candidates may apply online (Link – https://www.rcb.res.in/) for admission to the PhD (Integrated) Program in Biotechnology of the Regional Centre for Biotechnology.

Application Fee

CategoryFee
SC, ST, PwD, EWS, and foreign candidatesExempted
OthersRs. 500

Important Date

  • Last date of registration for PhD (Integrated) Program in Biotechnology : 07 August 2021 

Admission Process

Indian Students

  • Eligible students are required to appear for the Graduate Aptitude Test-Biotechnology (GAT-B). Shortlisted students based on their performance in the GAT-B, shall be invited for an interview and their subsequent selection to the PhD (Integrated) Programme in Biotechnology will be based on the performance in the interview.
  • The interview is meant to assess the student for his/her 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 Government of India in this regard.

Foreign Students

  • Eligible students are required to apply online for admission and fellowship to the program. Shortlisted students shall be invited to appear for an online interview through video conferencing for their selection to the PhD (Integrated) Program in Biotechnology.
  • The interview is to assess the student for his/her aptitude and interest in a career in scientific research and development.
  • Up to 5 students, who meet the desired criteria for selection, may be admitted.
  • Admission of foreign students is subject to getting a student visa from the Government of India for the duration of the program and valid medical insurance. 

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