Regional Centre for Biotechnology (RCB) is an institution of national importance with the primary focus of providing world-class education and training, and to conduct innovative research at the interface of multiple disciplines to create high quality human resource in the area of biotechnology.
RCB is offering interdisciplinary doctoral programmes on Biostatistics and Bioinformatics in partnership with other institutions by creating a virtual faculty pool. These programmes will be supported through a collaboration with the global pharmaceutical giant, GlaxoSmithKline Pharmaceuticals India Private Ltd. (GSK) and are subject to RCB statutes, ordinances and regulations.
Eligibility for admission
For the program on Biostatistics, the candidate must possess a first-class (60% marks or more) Master’s degree in Statistics or Mathematics. For the program on Bioinformatics, the candidate must have a first-class (60% marks or more) Master’s degree in Computer Science or Bioinformatics.
Those appearing in the final examination and having secured at least 60% marks on an average in all examinations held during the Master’s degree programme are also eligible to apply. However, students will be permitted to join the program only on production of first-class Master’s degree certificate.
Selection procedure for admission and stipend
Eligible candidates need to appear for a nationally-open written examination at RCB. Shortlisted candidates will then be interviewed for the final selection. Selected students shall receive a consolidated stipend of Rs. 45000 per month for the first 2 years of the program and Rs. 50000 for the next three years.
The stipend shall be subject to taxes as per Govt. of India rules. Continuation of stipend is subject to satisfactory progress made by the student to be evaluated annually. A total of four students may be selected annually to these programmes.
Interested students may apply online (at this link) by paying the prescribed application fee of Rs. 1000.
The last date of application is 20-July-2018.
Eligible candidates shall be invited for a written test and interview on 27th and/or 28th July 2018 at RCB in Faridabad.
Selected students are required to join the program on August 1, 2018.
In case of any discrepency/issue observed in filling up the form or payment related issues the applicant may contact – firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com.
For full details, view the official notification given here.