Rajiv Gandhi Center for Biotechnology (RGCB), Thiruvananthapuram (Kerala) issued admission notification for Ph.D. programme in Human, Animal and Plant Disease. RGCB is an autonomous National Institute functioning under the aegis of Department of Biotechnology, Ministry of Science and Technology, Government of India. Following are details of programme, eligibility, selection and application procedure:
Qualification: Applicants should be Post Graduates in Life Sciences, Biotechnology, Agriculture and Veterinary Sciences. The degrees will be awarded by University of Kerala as RGCB is affiliated to that Univrsity. General category applicants should have First Class or above marks throughout career along with a valid Research Fellowship from UGC/ CSIR/ ICMR/ DBT or Eligibility for DST-INSPIRE. Age should be less than 28 years as on 1st January 2012. SC and ST candidates need to have only 50 percent marks. External candidates with valid fellowships are also eligible to apply.
Interested candidates can download application forms from the institute website at www.rgcb.res.in . Last date for the receipt of completed applications is 31st October 2011. Selection will be based on Interviews, short-listing of the candidates, student- faculty interaction and selection. All these will be conducted during November 28th to December 2, 2011. Names of short listed candidates will be displayed on the RGCB website on 4th November 2011.