1. Candidates must register by clicking 'Register Here' in order to access the application form. The email ID used for registration must belong to the applicant. The email address must be valid and functional. There is no possibility for changing the registered email address in future. All communications shall be sent only to the registered email address.
  2. Once, registration is done succesfully, the candidates will receive an 'Application Number' to your registered email id. You need to remember this 'Application Number' for all PhD Admission 2019 related communications/website operations.
  3. 'Login' to the portal by entering 'Application Number' as well as password and proceed to fill the PhD Admission 2019 Application form.
  4. After filling in all the required details, the candidates who are required to pay the Application Fee (Rs. 1000) may make Online payment using 'SB Collect' of State Bank of India through the URL given in the Payment Stage. Candidates, who are exempted from paying fees can directly proceed to the Final Submission.
  5. Applicants are advised to provide the correct information as required while filling in the online application form, especially 'Reference Number' that is generated after making payment through 'SB collect'. RGCB will not be responsible for any consequences that may arise due to submission of wrong information/ Reference Number. In case any applicant provides wrong Reference Number and thereby the payment towards application fee fails to get reconciled, such application forms may be rejected.
  6. If payment is successful, the candidates can proceed to final submission stage and complete their application form.
  7. Finally, the candidates need to submit the filled form. Please note that no modifications/alterations would be permitted in the application form after final submission. Hence the candidates are advised to verify the correctness and adequacy of the information filled by them before the final submission.
  8. After successfully submitting the application form, a confirmation page will be generated. You can download the Application Form and keep it safely for future use.
  9. PhD 2019 Admit Card will be released on April 23, 2019 . If your application status is Accepted, then only you can download Admit Card.
  10. Candidates must bring the copy of the Admit Card and Application Form to the test center.
  11. If you have problems with or need assistance with the application, please call +91-471-2529-653 or email
  12. Candidates need not send any documents such as proof of age, proof of category, proof of application fee payment etc. or hard copy application
  13. One can view status of the application by entering 'Application Number' in the portal. After due evaluation of your application, you shall be informed about its status through an Email notification that will be sent to the registered Email address.
  14. Applications that do not meet minimum eligibility will be rejected. There will be no refund of Application Fee under any circumstances.
  15. Candidates are advised to complete their online form submission well before the last date to avoid last minute rush.
  16. The test centre will be Rajiv Gandhi Centre for Biotechnology, Melarannoor Road, Jagathy, Thiruvananthapuram - 695014, Kerala.

What should you keep ready before you fill the PhD 2019 Application Form?

Before filling application form, please scan and store the following documents as separate files. The same needs to be uploaded as required during the 'On-line Application' process.

SL.No. Name of the Document Type Maximum Size
1 Passport size photograph (Mandatory) jpeg/jpg/png/gif 60 KB (Minimum size: 240 * 320 pixels)
2 Age Proof (Mandatory) jpeg/jpg/png/gif 200 KB
3 Eligibility Certificates [final marklists, Transcripts and degree certificate] (Mandatory) .zip/.rar 1 MB
4 Documents describing (in no more than 300 words) in your own handwriting as to why you are intrested in pursuing a PhD (Mandatory) .zip/.rar 1 MB
5 Qualified CSIR/UGC/ICMR/DBT/KCSTE/DST-INSPIRE/other Fellowship Certificate [Only if the candidate is eligible under this criteria] .zip/.rar 1 MB
6 Community/Caste Certificate (only if the applicant belongs to OBC/SC/ST/Economically Backward) jpeg/jpg/png/gif 200 KB
7 Person with Disability (PwD) Certificate (If applicable) jpeg/jpg/png/gif 200 KB
8 NOC Certificate (if applicable) jpeg/jpg/png/gif 200 KB