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Division of Cancer Research, Regional Cancer Centre Thiruvananthapuram is one of the prime productive research departments in India encompassing research in various disciplines such as molecular, immunological and genetic aspects of cancer. As part of the academic activity the department is also involved in development of Human Resource by imparting training for postgraduate students in the form of short-term research projects.

The program contains following features.

Orientation lectures on various aspects of cancer biology and techniques relevant to cancer research.

First hand exposure on both theoretical and practical aspects of handling of sophisticated instruments like Flowcytometer, Real-time PCR and DNA sequencer.

Designing and experimental workup on one small aspect in the following fields of Cancer Biology.





Eligibility:     Candidates studying the last semester of M. Sc. Biotechnology/ Microbiology / Biochemistry / and other Life Science subjects/B.Tech/M.Tech/M.E Biotechnology

Duration: 3 /6 months

Period:   Every year two batches of 20 students are selected for project work in the following periods:

I. December 15th to March 15th.
II. April 1st to June 30th

Fees :

3 months Dissertation Programme for M.Sc/B.Tech/BE students : Rs.20,000/-

6 months Dissertation Programme for M.Sc/B.Tech/BE students : Rs.30,000/-

3/6 months Dissertation Programme for M.Tech/ME students : Rs.30,000/-


Maximum number of students from each college is restricted to 5 in every batch

How to apply:

The application in the prescribed form (Click here) along with biodata should be forwarded by the head of the institution and send to

     The Professor & Head
     Division of Cancer Research
     Regional Cancer Center
     Trivandrum - 11
     Contact Nos: 0471-2522203/2522378

Last date for submitting application*:

For December to March Batch - June 30th
For April to June Batch - November 30th

* The first come will be served first.

Students from the following colleges will not be admitted for M.Sc Project works because the terms and conditions were violated after accepting the same in the previous batches

1. Karpagam Arts & Science College, Coimbatore

2. Dr. N.G.P Arts & Science College, Coimbatore

3. Vivekananada College of Arts & Science, Namakkal






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