Welcome to RGCB
The Rajiv Gandhi Centre for Biotechnology (RGCB) is a growing phenomenon. Located in Thiruvananthapuram, the capital city of Kerala, RGCB began in 1990 amongst humble surroundings as a small charitable society called the Centre for Development of Education, Science and Technology (C-DEST). In 1991, recognizing its potential, the C-DEST was made a “Grant-in-Aid” institute of the Government of Kerala and renamed as Rajiv Gandhi Centre for Development of Education, Science and Technology (RGC-DEST), becoming the first institute in the country to be named after Sri Rajiv Gandhi, former Prime Minster of India. In quick time, the institute attained national and international recognition with leading discoveries and findings in medical and plant biotechnology. The institute also received honors for being among the top PhD schools in biotechnology. In 2007 the Union Cabinet of the Government of India took the landmark decision to make RGCB a national research centre.
PhD ADMISSIONS - February 2018
CAMPUS I: RGCB DISCOVERY RESEARCH
Rajiv Gandhi Centre for Biotechnology (RGCB) has its main campus at Jagathy in Thiruvananthapuram. The campus concentrates on Disease Biology Research and does innovative research in cellular and molecular mechanisms of human..
CAMPUS II: RGCB BIO-INNOVATION CENTER (BIC)
Over the past several years RGCB has set a high standard of research and development in selected areas of Biotechnology. The institute has made impressive advances in areas of disease biology and its track record in creating..
CAMPUS III: RGCB BIO-NEST
BioNest a facility managed by RGCB serves (a) to accelerate the commercialization of new technologies (b) to nurture emerging ventures (c) to assist new enterprises to forge appropriate link with other biotech companies, academia and government. BioNest aims to provide a viable..