Graduate Aptitude Test - Biotechnology (GAT-B) 2022

RGCB Masters Degree in Biotechnology: Admission 2022-2024

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.


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


Date of GAT-B examination: Saturday, 23 April, 2022 09:00 AM to 12:00 PM

Submission of Online Application Forms: 11 March, 2022 to 31 March, 2022 (upto 5.00 PM)

Last Date of Submission of Online Application Fee: 31 March, 2022 (upto 11.50 PM)


Monsoon Semester
Msc First Semester Classes begin Oct 25, 2021
Mid Semester Exam Dec 27,2021 - Jan 3, 2022
End Semester Exam Mar 4 -20, 2022
Declaration of Result On or Before 2nd week of April
Autumn Semester
Admission and Semester fees 1st week of April, 2022
Orientation day & Commencement of classes Apr 5, 2022
Mid Semester Exam Jun 6 -15, 2022
End Semester Exam Aug 01-14, 2022
Declaration of Result On or before 3rd week of Aug, 2022


K. Santosh Kumar, PhD
Senior Consultant

Beena Nair L
Academic Assistant

Ajith Gopal
Academic Assistant

Parvathy Prasad
Academic Assistant

J.C Bharat Krishnan
Academic Assistant


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