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Regional Centre for Biotechnology (RCB) is an Institution of national importance established by the Department of Biotechnology, Govt. of India, with regional and global partnerships synergizing with the programmes of UNESCO. The primary focus of RCB is to provide world class education, training and conduct innovative research at the interface of multiple disciplines to create high quality human resource in disciplinary and interdisciplinary areas of biotechnology in a globally competitive research milieu.

Applications are invited from bonafide Indian citizens residing in India for hands-on training in Industry. The programme provides excellent opportunity to biotech students who have completed their education and intend to start their career in Industry to acquire practical skills and experience working on projects alongside industry experts as well as an opportunity to industry to identify potential candidates for their human resource requirements. The training will be for six months during which stipend will be paid to trainees and bench fee of @ Rs. 23,350/-per candidate will be paid to companies to cover the expenses towards training. The program is being implemented by DBT-HRD Project Management Unit at Regional Centre for Biotechnology (RCB), Faridabad on behalf of Department of Biotechnology.

Requisitions are invited from companies operating in areas of biotechnology & life sciences including Drugs & Pharmaceuticals, Diagnostics, Agri-Biotechnology, Biomedical, Environmental, Industrial Biotechnology, Therapeutics, Genomics & Proteomics, Bio-services, Veterinary, Bioinformatics and Computational Biotechnology, Contract research & manufacturing, Intellectual property, Food industry etc. interested to provide hands-on training for six months. The companies will also have to pay the stipend to the trainees as per the apprenticeship norms in addition to stipend paid by DBT. ‘Requisition Form’ can be downloaded from RCB website ( Duly filled and signed ‘Requisition Forms’ shall be submitted to

Eligibility : Students with B.E/B.Tech/M.Sc./M.Tech./M.VSc./MBA in Biotechnology/ Bioinformatics and students admitted under DBT PG teaching program in Biotechnology. The degree should be from an Indian recognized university with a minimum of 50% marks or equivalent grades completed in year 2020-21, 2021-22 or 2022-23 academic sessions.

Mode of Selection : Candidates will be selected based on computer based test conducted in multiple city/centers across the country. Selection would be subject to meeting the eligibility criteria. Trainer company would be provided subject to availability

Mode of Application : Candidates may apply online by visiting website Detailed information on filling the application form, payment of application fee and uploading of required documents /certificates in the prescribed format is given on the website.
Stipend structure : DBT will disburse a stipend @ Rs. 10,000/- per candidate per month upon successful completion of six months of training and assessment. Students will also get a minimum stipend of Rs. 9,000/- per month from trainer companies for the period of training, as per apprenticeship norms.

Certification : After completion of training, trainees will have to undergo an online ‘Assessment’ conducted by Sector Skill Council. Trainees who will qualify the Assessment will be awarded ‘Apprenticeship Certificate’ under National Skill Qualification Framework (NSQF) by Sector Skill Council.

Important Dates
1. Start date for submission of online applications : 5th December 2023
2. Closing date for submission of online applications : 31st December 2023
3. Period of training : Six months from March 2024 to September 2024 (tentative)

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