The mandate of the Regional Centre for Biotechnology (RCB) is to provide a platform for biotechnology education, training and research at the interface of multiple disciplines. The programmes of the Centre are designed to create opportunities for students to engage in multidisciplinary research where they learn biotech science while integrating engineering, medicine and natural sciences, to provide solutions for human and animal health, agriculture and environmental technologies. The vision is to produce human resource tailored to drive innovation in biotechnology, particularly in areas of new opportunities and also to fill talent gaps in deficient areas. The Centre is regarded as a “Category 2 Centre” in terms of the principles and guidelines for the establishment and functioning of UNESCO Institutes and Centres
Area of Excellence
Research Capability and Focus Area
Structural Biology, Plant Biotechnology, Infectious Disease Biology, Cancer & Cell Biology, Agricultural Biotechnology, and Systems & Synthetic Biology.
Notable Research / Publication
RCB is committed to explore emergent areas of Biotechnology through cutting-edge research. The Centre is equipped with the state-of-the-art research laboratories at par with the global standards.