Admission to PhD (Integrated) Programme in Biotechnology 2021
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Research-based learning is the hallmark of the RCB academic program. The Ph.D. (Integrated) Programme (MSc-PhD Programme in Biotechnology) is offered to students with a graduate degree in any discipline of Science, Engineering, or Medicine. The program in its first year (1st and 2nd semester) provides extensive learning opportunities in the broad field of life sciences and biotechnology through rigorous classroom teaching and hands-on laboratory experiments. In the second year, the student is mostly required to work in a research laboratory under the supervision of a research guide in an area of mutual scientific interest and submits a Master's dissertation at the end of the 4th semester. Based on the performance review of the student, he/she may be permitted to continue in the program for pursuing the Ph.D. thesis research in the same laboratory. At this stage, the student can also exercise his/her choice to exit the program with a Master's degree on satisfactory completion of the course and dissertation requirements.
The overall course curriculum provides an interdisciplinary perspective of modern biotechnology with significant emphasis on laboratory training. On completion of the coursework, the student is required to work on his/her Master’s dissertation followed by a Ph.D. thesis. The Ph.D. (Integrated) Programme in Biotechnology is governed by the RCB ordinances and regulations.
FELLOWSHIPS The Indian and Foreign students admitted to the program shall receive the RCBRamachandran-DBT fellowship of Rs. 16000 per month for the first 2 years of the program, after which an Indian student is required to qualify for the junior/senior research fellowships offered by CSIR, ICMR, DBT, or such other funding agencies
DURATION OF THE PROGRAMME The duration of the Ph.D. (Integrated) Programme in Biotechnology is a minimum of 5 years and a maximum of 7 years.
Eligible candidates may apply online for admission to the PhD (Integrated) Programme in Biotechnology of the Regional Centre for Biotechnology. The application fee of Rs. 500 may be paid online. The SC, ST, PwD, EWS, and foreign candidates are exempted from payment of the application fee
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