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 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 [https://dbt.nta.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. 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.

Selected students should produce the following Certificates in person at RGCB, Office of Academic Affairs at the time of joining.

  1. TC & Contact Certificate
  2. Migration certificate
  3. Birth Certificate
  4. Degree Semester Mark Sheet
  5. Degree Certificate / Provisional Certificate *
  6. Valid Reservation Certificate

M.Sc Biotechnology admission fee structure - 2022-2024

Sem I Sem I Sem I
Category : General/OBC Category : SC/ST/PWD Category : EWS
Particulars Fees Particulars Fees Particulars Fees
One Time Admission Fee 3,500 One Time Admission Fee 3,500 One Time Admission Fee 3,500
Tuition Fee 40,000 Tuition Fee NA Tuition Fee 13,333
Medical Insurance per annum 1,000 Medical Insurance per annum 1,000 Medical Insurance per annum 1,000
University Application Fee 5,000 University Application Fee 5,000 University Application Fee 5,000
Exam Fees 1,000 Exam Fees 1,000 Exam Fees 1,000
Deposit (Refundable) 10,000 Deposit (Refundable) 10,000 Deposit (Refundable) 10,000
Hostel Utility Charges 7,200 Hostel Utility Charges 7,200 Hostel Utility Charges 7,200
TOTAL 67,700 TOTAL 27,700 TOTAL 41,033

The students should join the RGCB MSc hostel on or before 23rd of July 2022. MSc orientation classes will start from 25th July 2022 to 30th July 2022 and the First Semester classes from 1st August 2022 onwards. You should join the MSc programme latest by the first week of August **.

You are requested to remit the respective fees through account transfer else admission remains cancelled. The details of the beneficiary account are is follows:

Account Name: Rajiv Gandhi Centre for Biotechnology
Account Number: 2892101006649
IFSC Code: CNRB0002892
Bank Name: Canara Bank
Branch Name: Poojappura

* The last date for producing original degree certificate for those who are admitted provisionally is September 30, 2022 or else your admission remains cancelled.

** Since RGCB MSc programme is offline mode your presence in the class is very essential. If you fail to join offline class, your admission remains cancelled.


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


MSc orientation classes will start from 25th July 2022

First Semester classes from 1st August 2022


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.



Monsoon Semester
Admission & Semester Fee 20 th July, 2022
Orientation Day & Commencement of Classes 25 th - 30 th July, 1 st Aug, 2022
Mid Term Examination 4th - 13th Sept, 2022
Final Term Examination 5th – 19th December, 2022
Declaration of Result First week of January, 2023
Autumn Semester
Admission and Semester fees 12th January, 2023
Orientation Day & Commencement of Classes 14th January, 2023
Mid Semester Exam 18th – 27th March, 2023
Final Term Examinations 08th – 22nd May, 2023
Declaration of Result Second week of June, 2023


K. Santosh Kumar, PhD
Senior Consultant

Harish G
Project Consultant

J.C Bharat Krishnan
Academic Assistant

Briji S
Academic Assistant


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