Office of The Director

The Director provides overall leadership to both scientific and administrative matters of Rajiv Gandhi Centre for Biotechnology (RGCB). Although each laboratory within RGCB has a separate mission and mandate, the RGCB Director plays an active role in shaping the institute's research agenda and outlook. The Director also receives input from the RGCB Governing Council and Scientific Advisory Council, which is used to formulate strategic planning.

The Office of the Director oversees general operations, administration and communications for RGCB. This office provides overall leadership; planning, direction, coordination, and evaluation of the Institute's programs and activities, sets policies; develops scientific, fiscal and management strategies; decision-making on capital expenditure proposals, formulation & implementation of strategic initiatives and assists in governing the ethical behaviour of its employees.


Professor M. Radhakrishna Pillai


Chief General Manager

Mr. S. Mohanan Nair

Senior Private Secretary

Ms. U.S Jayalakshmi

Senior Private Secretary

Ms. Priya R