Tuesday, 18 December 2012

Rajiv Gandhi Centre for Biotechnology RGCB Ph.D Admission Notice JANUARY 2013

Rajiv Gandhi Centre for Biotechnology RGCB

An Autonomous National Institute, Government of India, Department of Biotechnology, Ministry of Science & Technology
Thycaud Post, Poojappura, Thiruvananthapuram - 695 014, Kerala, India
Phone: +91- 471-2341716 | 2347975 | 2348104 | 2348753 | 2345899; Fax:  + 91- 471-2348096

Ph.D Admission Notice  JANUARY 2013

2.     PhD Application Form (doc, pdf)

Applications are invited from Postgraduates in Life Sciences, Biotechnology, Agriculture, Medical, Veterinary and Chemical Sciences for our PhD program, currently affiliated to University of Kerala.

General category applicants must have First Class or above throughout, a valid Research Fellowship from UGC/CSIR/ICMR/DBT/DST-INSPIRE and should be less than 28 years of age as on January 1of 2013

SC/ST candidates with a valid fellowship need to have only 50% marks, will be eligible for age relaxation as per rules, and are exempt from processing fees.

1. Post graduation in Life Sciences, Chemical Sciences, Bioinformatics, Biotechnology, Agriculture, Veterinary Sciences and medicine graduates.

2. Applicants must have a consistently First class academic track record (no less than 60% aggregates) and a valid research fellowship from UGC, CSIR, ICMR and DBT or eligibility to apply for INSPIRE. Candidates with other fellowships are advised to contact the Dean to confirm eligibility.

3. Candidates awaiting final exam results can also apply. However only those candidates with a valid pass certificate will be allowed to appear for the selection interview.

4. Research Fellows working in an externally funded project in RGCB are eligible to apply.

Guidelines for the PhD Registration and Research:
a. RGCB Guidelines
1. Students who successfully pass the course work and obtain the certificates will only be eligible for activation of research fellowships and PhD registration currently with the University of Kerala (www.keralauniversity.ac.in)

2. Students are expected to submit the thesis before completion of the fellowship tenure. The maximum period of studentship at RGCB will not exceed five years from the date of registration.

3. Students not completing their PhD within the stipulated period will also lose the right to continue staying in institute accommodation.

4. The students need to have peer reviewed publications as first author with a total impact factor not less than 3.

5. The work of the student is subject to periodic review.

b. Guidelines of Kerala University
1. The student will have to present a PhD dissertation proposal to the Kerala University doctoral committee when called for by the University

2. University of Kerala has initiated mandatory coursework along UGC norms and all students will have to qualify the exams.

3. The students will also have to comply with any rules or modifications that the University of Kerala will bring about from time to time (www.keralauniversity.ac.in)

Application Forms:
Application forms can be downloaded from the link:
Applicants must enclose a crossed demand draft of Rs. 500 (Five hundred only) as processing fee in favour of Director, Rajiv Gandhi Centre for Biotechnology, Thiruvananthapuram 695014. Applicants belonging to Scheduled Caste / Scheduled Tribe are exempted from payment.

List of Enclosures to be attached (Essential)
1. Proof of Date of Birth
2. Proof of having Qualified CSIR / UGC / ICMR / DBT / KSCSTE Junior Research Fellowship (JRF) / Eligibility for INSPIRE [In cases of non-receipt of certificates, attach a photocopy of Hall Ticket and published results indicating your roll number]
3. Proof of belonging to SC / ST [If applicable]

Application Processing Fee
Applicants must enclose a crossed demand draft of Rs. 500 (Five Hundred only) as processing fee in favour of Director, Rajiv Gandhi Centre for Biotechnology, Thiruvananthapuram 695014. Applicants belonging to Scheduled Castes / Scheduled Tribes are exempted from payment.

Completed applications along with the required fees may be submitted to the above address on or before December 31, 2012. Names of the candidates short listed for the selection interview will be put up on the RGCB site on January 4, 2013 and will also be notified by email. Selection of candidates for further interaction with prospective supervisors will be based on selection interview on January 28, 2013. This faculty interaction will be from January 29 to 31, 2013. Admission will be finalized on February 01, 3013. Selected candidates are expected to join on or before February 25, 2013.

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