Certificate Program in Bioinformatics by RGCB, Kerala: Apply by June 15


The Rajiv Gandhi Centre for Biotechnology (RGCB), Thiruvananthapuram invites applications for an Online Certificate Program in Bioinformatics from July 1, 2021.

Rajiv Gandhi Centre for Biotechnology is a research institute in India, exclusively devoted to research in Molecular Biology and Biotechnology. It is located at Thiruvananthapuram, the capital city of the state of Kerala in India.

Course Details

This one-year certificate program is a platform for highly motivated students to explore bioinformatics through practical experience. It provides a solid base for the use of bioinformatics by providing theory and hands-on training in methods and resources appropriate to all major fields of biological research.

This Program provides the best strategies for undertaking bioinformatics analysis, computer programming, statistical analysis, data management, and reproducibility. All participants will have close and correct mentoring by RGCB faculty. Specially invited lectures will be arranged by distinguished scientists and academicians.


B.Sc/ M.Sc/ B.Tech/ M.Tech students and graduates from life science, Physics, Chemistry & Computer science stream.

Selection Criteria

The RGCB Academic Committee will screen all applications and potential candidates will be invited for an online interview. In case more than 20 candidates are being shortlisted after the screening of applications, an online test will be conducted before the selection interview.

Program Fee

The total fee amount of 50,000 INR. No certificate will be issued without fulfillment of the curriculum & payment of the total fee. Program fees include admission, study materials, access to internal computational facilities, and consumables used in the Bioinformatics Facility. It does not cover your travel and local accommodation.

Who should apply?

This certificate course is aimed at people with a background in biological sciences who have little or no experience in bioinformatics. Applicants are expected to be at an early stage of their career with an interest to develop their bioinformatics skills. Essential qualifications include a first-class bachelor’s degree in medical/ engineering sciences or a master’s degree in any branch of life science. Previous knowledge of computer programming is not required for this program.

How to Apply?

Interested candidates can apply online by clicking here. The last date to apply is June 15, 2021.


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