RGCB Recruitment 2022 | Scientist/Technical Officer | Thiruvananthapuram (Kerala)

RGCB Recruitment 2022
RGCB Recruitment 2022

RGCB Recruitment 2022: The Rajiv Gandhi Centre for Biotechnology (RGCB) is a growing phenomenon. Located in Thiruvananthapuram, the capital city of Kerala, RGCB began in 1990 amongst humble surroundings as a small charitable society called the Centre for Development of Education, Science and Technology (C-DEST). In 1991, recognizing its potential, the C-DEST was made a “Grant-in-Aid” institute of the Government of Kerala and renamed as Rajiv Gandhi Centre for Development of Education, Science and Technology (RGC-DEST), becoming the first institute in the country to be named after Sri Rajiv Gandhi, former Prime Minster of India. On April 18, 1994 the Government of Kerala took a landmark decision to restructure the institute into a comprehensive biotechnology center and thus was created the Rajiv Gandhi Centre for Biotechnology. The institute was first managed by the Government of Kerala’s Committee for Science and Technology and Environment (STEC) and subsequently by the Kerala State Council for Science, Technology and Environment. The foundation stone for the new building was laid on November 18, 1995 by the then Prime Minister of India, Sri. Narasimha Rao. Exactly seven years later, on November 18, 2002 the then President of India, Dr A.P.J. Abdul Kalam dedicated the comprehensive center to the nation. Under the guidance of the founding director, Dr M. Ramachandra Das and his successor Dr R.V. Thampan, RGCB rapidly grew in stature, infrastructure and research output. It had now also become apparent that the resources available to RGCB from the state government could not match the strides of progress the institute was making. Kerala’s political leadership displayed its maturity and vision, with three successive Chief Ministers, Mr. E.K. Nayanar, Mr. A.K Antony and Mr. Oommen Chandy persisting with the Union government to develop RGCB into a national centre. By now the institute had also attained national and international recognition with leading discoveries and findings in medical and plant biotechnology.

RGCB Recruitment 2022:

Job Role: Scientist/Technical Officer/Technical Assistant

Qualification: M.Tech/ M.S/ 10th pass/ Diploma / ITI

Salary: Level 5 – 11

Last Date: 10 Jan 2022


  • MD or PhD in Science with 3-5 years of post-doctoral experience in Virology with good publication record in peer reviewed scientific journals.

Technical Officer:

  • BE/BTech in Mechanical/Instrumentation Engineering with 60% marks aggregate score and sufficient work knowledge in the field.

Technical Assistant:

  • A UGC recognized graduate degree in Biotechnology or any branch of Life Sciences with 60% marks aggregate score.

Age Limit :

  • Scientist – 40 years
  • Technical Officer/Technical Assistant – 35 years

Post-Wise Vacancies:

  • Scientist – 01 Post
  • Technical Officer – 01 Post
  • Technical Assistant – 01 Post

Pay Scale Details:

  • Scientist – Pay Level 11
  • Technical Officer – Pay Level 7
  • Technical Assistant – Pay Level 5
RGCB Recruitment 2022 Selection Process:
  • Scientist C:  Level 1 Screening: A duly constituted Institutional Screening Committee (ISC) will determine whether the applicant meets minimum prescribed qualifications for the advertised position at RGCB. Ineligible applicants without these needed minimum qualifications will be summarily rejected and no further correspondence will be sent to them.
  • Level 2 Screening: Level 2 Screening will analyze the applications shortlisted after Level 1 screening and includes detailed review of the applicant’s credentials, and fulfillment of suitability with reference to job description and Institutional needs as stated in this advertisement.
  • Final Selection Procedure: Candidates shortlisted after screening procedures will be called for a final selection interview. The duly constituted selection committee will speak to shortlisted applicants personally (either in person or through video conferencing). The final decision of the selection committee will be submitted to the Director, RGCB.
  • Technical Officer:  The examination will be conducted in Three Tiers: Tier I, Tier II and Tier III.
  • The Tier I test is an objective type (multiple choice) with 100 questions. Each question carries two marks for every correct answer and minus half mark (minus 0.50) for every wrong answer. The question paper will comprise of questions in the following areas: General Intelligence, General Awareness, Quantitative Aptitude and English Language. The total time allowed for the Tier I examination will be 90 minutes.
  • The Tier II test will be a descriptive paper of 100 marks in “pen and paper” model. This test will also comprise of answers on topics mentioned in the job description in this advertisement for respective positions. The Tier II test will have 10 questions, of which a candidate can answer any 5. If more than 5 questions are answered, only the first 5 answers attempted by the candidate will be valued. The duration of this test will be 90 minutes.
  • Candidates who are shortlisted on the basis of performance in Tier I and Tier II tests (Maximum 300 marks) will take the Tier III examination.
  • Names of shortlisted candidates to take the Tier III examination will be published on the RGCB website and RGCB notice boards.
  • The Tier III examination will be a Practical Skills Test as per details mentioned in the job description in the advertisement for the respective Positions. This test will be of a qualifying nature with only either a Pass or Fail grade.
  • Candidates who have been shortlisted for the Tier III test (Practical Skills Test) and who have applied for more than one positions, will have to separately take the concerned skills test as per job description.
  • The final selection will be from the merit list of successful candidates ranked on the basis of the total score obtained by them in the combined Tier I and II examinations and having passed the Tier III test (Practical Skills Test) .
  • Technical Assistant:
  • All applications will be initially screened by a duly constituted Institutional Screening Committee (ISC) to determine whether the applicant meets minimum prescribed qualifications for the advertised positions at RGCB. Ineligible applicants without these needed minimum qualifications will be rejected and no further correspondence will be sent to them. The above shortlisted candidates will be called for an Objective Test followed by Practical Skill Test. The Objective Test will have 100 questions consisting of the candidate’s Academic Subject, General English, General Knowledge & Numerical Ability. The Practical Skills Test will be of qualifying nature with either a Pass or Fail grade.
    The final selection will be from the merit list of successful candidates ranked on the basis of the total score obtained by them in the Objective Type examination, considered along with the Practical Skills Test (PASS or FAIL)
  • Only such candidates would be eligible for relaxation in conditions/reservation in posts, who permanently suffer from not less than 40% of relevant benchmark disability. Those Persons with Benchmark Disabilities who have availed the relaxation and/or reservation and shortlisted for Document Verification have to submit Certificate of Disability, in original issued by the Competent Medical Authority as per the extant Rules.
  • Provision of Scribe/Interpreter will be authorized as per rules. However, the candidates will have to indicate such requirements at the stage of filling in and submission of their application, in response to this Advertisement. Compensatory time of twenty minutes per hour or otherwise advised, shall be permitted for the eligible candidates, as permitted under Rules.

How to apply RGCB Recruitment 2022?

All interested and eligible candidates may send their filled applications form in the prescribed format with relevant documents through Email on or before 10 January 2021. Applications in PDF format should be submitted to pmdjobs@rgcb.res.in.


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