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RGCB Masters Degree in Biotechnology 2024-2026

Admission portal will be open after the declaration of GAT-B Results

RGCB launched in July 2019, a highly innovative MSc Biotechnology Program with two unique specializations - Disease Biology, and Genetic Engineering. The MSc program of RGCB is affiliated to the Regional Centre for Biotechnology an "Institution of National Importance" providing education, training and research established by the Department of Biotechnology, Government of India under the auspices of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization or UNESCO, a specialized agency of the United Nations (UN) based in Paris. The RGCB Masters Degree in Biotechnology will be for two years inclusive of four semesters
The MSc program at RGCB is unique, since it covers the fundamental fields of theories in Biotechnology, while focusing on laboratory exercises and industrial as well as research applications. The students are also introduced to the concepts of "Enterprise and Entrepreneurship". This allows students who wish for a career beyond the laboratory in an existing biotechnology industry or for those who dream of starting a new biotechnology enterprise. Students get trained in a real business & technology development bio-incubator where startup companies function.


  1. All candidates must have a valid GAT-B score. Apply Now [https://rcb.res.in/DBTPG/].
  2. Students with valid GAT-B score must also have 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. 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. Also please upload the previous semester/year marksheet of your Bachelor degree.
  3. The final selection of the students will be done based on the GAT-B Cutoff rank/Score fixed by RGCB for each category.


  • Disease Biology
  • Genetic Engineering



RGCB Masters Degree in Biotechnology will be for two years inclusive of four semesters.


All Students admitted to the MSc program shall receive the RGCB stipend of ₹ 6000 per month for the first year and ₹ 8000/- for the second year.


Rajiv Gandhi Centre for Biotechnology (RGCB),
Thycaud Post, Poojappura,
Thiruvananthapuram - 695 014, Kerala, India
+91-471-2529400 | 2347975 | 2348753

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Last Updated on: May 22, 2024
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