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Executive Director's Message

The Regional Centre for Biotechnology (RCB) was conceived by the Govt. of India as an institution of education, training and research in biotechnology in India and in this region under the auspices of UNESCO as a Category II Centre. The ongoing biotechnology revolution is not restricted by national boundaries, and therefore UNESCO's association brings great advantage to work together, particularly for human resource development, with international organizations. The Centre has recently been recognized as ‘an institution of national importance’ through an Act of Indian Parliament.

The RCB faculty along with the Young Investigator Awardees, Research Fellows and the Research staff engaged in various extramural projects, have provided the required critical mass for the vibrant scientific ambience at the Centre. Combined with these, the dedicated Technical and Administrative staff have created institutional structures for fulfilment of the mandates of the Centre. Equally valuable is the support from the colleagues at the UNESCO and the Department of Biotechnology, Ministry of Science & Technology, Govt. of India.

RCB is yet a nascent organization. Since its formal beginnings in 2010, RCB has grown from strength to strength by adjusting to changing times and setting the highest standards in its research endeavours. We have accelerated our efforts in multidisciplinary facets of biotechnology while initiating new research programmes as well as several educational and training activities. Indeed, this is an exciting phase in the making of RCB, an institution that aspires to be counted among the best in the world. Towards this, RCB welcomes collaborations from scientists, technologists, and academicians across the globe.

Sudhanshu Vrati, PhD
Executive Director