RGCB Masters Degree in Biotechnology: 2020-2021


  1. All candidates must have a valid GAT-B score [To apply, please click the link below to appear for the Graduate Aptitude Test- Biotechnology (GAT-B): http://gatb.rcb.ac.in/]
  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.


  • Disease Biology
  • Genetic Engineering
  • Molecular Diagnostics &DNA Profiling

Duration and Description of the Course

The 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 of the MSc program.


  1. Total Number of Students admitted: 45
  2. The first two semesters will be common to all students.
  3. Specialization will be in the third and fourth semester.
  4. Students can opt for the concerned specialization after passing second semester examination.
  5. Final allocation of specialization will be on the basis of marks scored.


Admission procedures will begin on July 21, 2020. Applications are to be submitted online along with the application-processing fee of ₹ 2000/- without which applications will not be processed. The last date for receiving applications is July 31, 2020. Admissions will be finalized by August 20, 2020 and classes are expected to commence in the first week of September 2020.


GAT-B exam scheduled for June 30 has been postponed. New dates will be announced.

RGCB Admission procedures starts: July 21, 2020

Last date for receiving Applications: July 31, 2020

Admissions will be finalized: August 20, 2020

Classes are expected to start: September, 2020


Professor Jagadeesh Chandran
Senior Manager, Academic Affairs

Beena Nair L
Academic Assistant

Email: msc@rgcb.res.in


Rajiv Gandhi Centre for Biotechnology (RGCB),
Thycaud Post, Poojappura,
Thiruvananthapuram - 695 014, Kerala, India
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