RGCB's PhD program continues to be one of the best and most competitive in the country. RGCB also is credited with the first exclusive PhD in Translational Science & Medicine (TSM) PhD Program designed to train candidates with terminal degrees in medicine, dentistry, veterinary sciences and pharmacy to become leaders of the next generation of translational science by providing excellent opportunities to study human diseases at the interface between basic and clinical sciences. This program was designed to ensure students would spearhead the bidirectional translation of discoveries between the "bench" and "bedside" to improve human health. RGCB today has over 140 registered PhD students affiliated to various universities. This PhD program has a comprehensive course work which runs for the first six months following admission of every batch of students. RGCB also has another "first" among biotechnology institutes by beginning a biotechnology skills development program where large number of post graduate, medical and engineering students train at RGCB.

The Office of Academic Affairs is attached to the Institute Development Division of the Director's Secretariat. All Academic programs are planned and supervised by the RGCB Academic Affairs Committee. The Office of Academic Affairs is responsible for all academic services; provides leadership in development of academic programs, policy formulation, program planning and evaluation; keeps abreast of trends and changes in higher education; works for institutional vision, survival, stability, growth, and excellence; provides a connection between administration and faculty; serves as catalyst to create a climate conducive to scholarly research in an atmosphere committed to the mandates of the institute and the Department of Biotechnology. The Office of Academic Affairs is also responsible for supporting all academic programs of the institute, supports RGCB faculty with planning and implementation of PhD student admissions, PhD course work, examinations, transcripts, etc. In addition the Office of Academic Affairs conducts screening tests and examinations for selection of various projects and institute personnel. This office also provides support for all RGCB Training Programs, Academic Meeting, and Scientific Advisory Council meetings.

Chairman

RGCB Director

Dean (Research Administration)

T.R. Santosh Kumar, PhD

Dean (Academic Affairs)

E. V. Soniya, PhD

Members

R. Ajay Kumar, PhD
E. Sreekumar, PhD
Debasree Dutta, PhD (Course Coordinator for MSc Program)
Surya Ramachandran, PhD (Assistant Course Coordinator for MSc Program)

Member Secretary

Jackson James, PhD

External Members

Professor Murthy Srinivasula (IISER)
Dr. Deepika Bhaskar (RCB)

Members

R. Ajay Kumar, PhD
Dr. E. Sreekumar, PhD
Debasree Dutta, PhD

Composition of RGCB Office Academic Affairs

K. Santosh Kumar, PhD (Senior Consultant)
G. Jagadeesh Chandran, PhD (Consultant & Senior Manager)
Mr. Harish G (Graphic Designer)
Ms. Beena Nair (Project Assistant, Doctoral Program)
Mr. Ajith Gopal (Project Assistant, Projects & Training)
Ms. J.C Bharat Krishnan (Project Assistant, Post Graduate Program)
Ms. Parvathy Prasad (Communications Assistant, Post Graduate Program)

Contact

Office of academic affairs
+91-471-2529-653,+91-471-2529-655
oaa@rgcb.res.in

Contact

Rajiv Gandhi Centre for Biotechnology (RGCB),
Thycaud Post, Poojappura,
Thiruvananthapuram - 695 014, Kerala, India
+91-471-2529400 | 2347975 | 2348753
+91-471-2348096
webmaster@rgcb.res.in

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