Short Term and Long Term Training Programs

As part of its commitment to human resource development, RGCB permits students at the MSc, Btech, M.Phil and M.Tech levels to carry out dissertation and project work in various disciplines. During the past two years, RGCB has trained more than 300 post-graduate students from various parts of the country. While this Short-term/summer training satisfies a requirement for completing the Masters program for a large number of candidates, our intentions are to provide these candidates with an exposure to an international quality biotechnology research environment. Projects and dissertations may be for 1 month, 2-3 months, 4-6 months or 7-12 months. A service fee is charged from trainees to cover the costs of the training. The fee structure is given below:

SL No: Duration of Dissertation/Project Fee in
1 1 Month 15,000/-
2 2-3 Months 25,000/-
3 4-6 Months 35,000/-
4 7-12 Months 60,000/-

Interested applicants may either contact scientists directly and secure their consent or apply directly to the office of the Director, RGCB, who will allot students to laboratories based on vacancies or acceptance by the scientist concerned. Applications can be submitted throughout the year but actual training will be subject to the number of vacancies available with each scientist. Allotment to individual scientists will therefore depend on their consent and spaces available with them. Short term trainees will normally take part in ongoing research of the concerned laboratory. Hence they will not be entitled to any IPR or Publication or Conference / Seminar or Presentation. Any deviation or violation from this will be seriously followed up by the legal department of RGCB. Applicants are therefore strongly encouraged to speak to potential mentors before placement. For further details, please contact the Office of the Director. (


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