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RGCB Biotechnology Skill Development Program 2015

Rajiv Gandhi Centre for Biotechnology (RGCB) has invited application for admission to the Biotechnology Skill Development Program (BSDP) in various domains, commencing in January 2015

The eligibility to apply in the respective core disciplines is given below:

Molecular Diagnostics

First Class in B.Tech in Biotechnology, MBBS or BVSc, M.Sc (Biotechnology or Life Science) or MD or MV.Sc from any recognized University


First Class in M.Sc (Biotechnology or Life Science) or B.Tech or M.Tech (Biotechnology)

Analytical Science

First Class in any branch of M.Sc Chemistry or B.Tech or M.Tech in Biotechnology or Chemical Engineering or Equivalent from any recognized University

Computational Biology and Bioinformatics

First Class in B.Tech / M.Sc/ M.Tech degree Biotechnology, Biochemistry, Zoology, Botany, Bioinformatics, Computational Biology or any other disciplines in biology from any recognized University

Course Duration: 6 months accelerated program

No. of Seats: 10 per course

Age limit: 30 years

Fees: Rs 60,000/- (Rupees Sixty Thousand) per module, payable in full at the time of admission

Mode of Selection

Selection will be based on written test and the top 10 candidates will be shortlisted for the program in each domain; the exam will be based upon the basic educational qualification required for the specific course

Upper age limit is 30 years as on 5th January 2015; age limit will be relaxed for SC/ST candidates as per Govt. of India rules

How to Apply

To download application form

To see the manual describing the detailed selection & admission procedure and all other details of the RGCB Biotechnology Skill Development Program click to website and to download one page brochure

Candidates are required to take print out of the duly filled application form from RGCB Webpage (, paste a recent passport size photograph, complete and sign the form

Application form can be downloaded from the link

The last date for receipt of completed applications forms at Rajiv Gandhi Centre for Biotechnology (RGCB), Thycaud Post, Poojappura, Thiruvananthapuram-695014 is 05th January 2015

Important Dates

The last date for Receipt of Application Form: 05th January 2015

Date of Written Exam: 15th January 2015

The Program will formally begin on 01st February 2015