PhD-Disease Biology & Biotechnology-Rajiv Gandhi Centre for Biotechnology, India (Kerala)


Location:  Kerala, India

Deadline: 15/06/2016

Description: Rajiv Gandhi Centre for Biotechnology (RGCB) invites applications for admission to the PhD program (July 2016) in various research domains from candidates with a postgraduate degree in Biotechnology or Botany or Zoology or Life Sciences or Chemical Sciences or Agricultural Sciences or Environmental Sciences or Pharmacy or Veterinary Sciences or a MBBS degree. RGCB is currently affiliated to the University of Kerala, Manipal University, Mahatma Gandhi University and Kerala University of Health Sciences (KUHS) for the award of Ph.D. degrees.


All general category candidates should have a minimum of 60% marks (OGPA – 6.0) and SC/ST candidates should have a minimum of 50% marks (OGPA-5.0) for their postgraduate degree. Candidates awaiting final postgraduate examination results are also eligible to apply, but should produce a valid certificate confirming passing the exams with the prescribed mark aggregate at the time of interview. All applicants should have a valid Research Fellowship from UGC/CSIR/ICMR/DBT/KSCSTE at the time of seeking admission to the RGCB PhD program. DST-INSPIRE fellowship awardees must have a valid fellowship award certificate to be shortlisted. Having a rank certificate and presuming to be eligible for the DST-INSPIRE fellowship is not acceptable. Candidates with any other fellowship other than listed have to contact the Office of Academic Affairs and confirm eligibility. Upper age limit is 28 years as on July 01, 2016. Age limit will be relaxed for SC/ST candidates as per Government of India rules.

How to apply:

To get the application form click here. To see the manual describing the detailed selection & admission procedure and all other details of the RGCB PhD program click here.

The last date for receipt of completed applications forms is June 15, 2016. Candidates shortlisted for selection interview will be announced on June 17, 2016 (by e-mail and posted on the website). Selection interviews will begin on July 04, 2016 and continue to July 08, 2016. Final list of selected candidates will be announced on July 08, 2016. The PhD program will formally begin on July 25, 2016.

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