MSc Biotechnology Program

RGCB MSc Biotechnology Program

RGCB launched in July 2019, a highly innovative MSc Biotechnology Program with three unique specializations - Disease Biology, Molecular Diagnostics & DNA Profiling 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 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. RGCB MSc students receive a stipend of Rs. 6000 per month for the first year and Rs. 8000 for the second year of the MSc program.


  1. All candidates must have a valid GAT-B score [].
  2. 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

Molecular Diagnostics and DNA Profiling

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Monsoon Semester
Msc First Semester Classes begin November 23, 2020
Midterm Exam January 14 - January 20, 2021
End semester exam March 27 - April 10, 2021
Publication of Semester I Results By April 20, 2021
Autumn Semester
II semester fees On or Before April 10, 2021
II Semester classes Begins April 12, 2021
Mid semester exam June 10 - June 18, 2021
End semester exam August 9 - August 20, 2021
II Semester Result By First week of September 2021


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

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