1. Candidates must register by clicking 'Register Here', in order to access the online 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, Candidates can 'Login' to the portal by entering 'Email' as well as 'Password' and proceed to fill the PhD Admission 2024 Application Form.
  3. After filling in all the required details, the candidates with Application Fee (Rs. 500) can make Online payment through 'SB Collect' of State Bank of India using the webpage link(URL) given in the Payment Stage of Application Form. Candidates, who are exempted from paying fees can directly proceed to the Final Submission.
  4. 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.
    While making payment through 'SB collect', please select "Govt Department" and Type "Rajiv Gandhi Centre for Biotechnology"
  5. If payment is successful, the candidates can proceed to final submission stage and complete their application form.
  6. 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.
  7. 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.
  8. For queries or assistance,
    1. Academic related queries, Please contact +91-471-2529-653/ +91-471-2529-655 or send email to
    2. Technical queries, Please contact
  9. Candidates need not send any documents such as proof of age, proof of category, proof of application fee payment etc. or hard copy application
  10. Applications that do not meet minimum eligibility will be rejected. There will be no refund of Application Fee under any circumstances.
  11. Candidates are advised to complete their online form submission well before the last date to avoid last minute rush.
  12. PhD interviews will be held offline.

What should you keep ready before you fill the PhD 2024 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 'Online 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]. Those awaiting results of final semester may upload the marksheets of the first three semester. (Mandatory) pdf 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) pdf 1 MB
5 Detailed CV with all credentials (Mandatory) pdf 1 MB
6 Qualified (UGC/ CSIR/ ICMR/ DBT/ DST-INSPIRE or any other nationally-competitive fellowship) (Mandatory) pdf 1 MB
7 Community/Caste Certificate (only if the applicant belongs to OBC/SC/ST/Economically Backward) jpeg/jpg/png/gif 200 KB
8 Person with Disability (PwD) Certificate (If applicable) jpeg/jpg/png/gif 200 KB
9 NOC Certificate (if applicable) jpeg/jpg/png/gif 200 KB