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. It is well recognized that the presently underway biotechnology revolution cannot be restricted by national boundaries. There is remarkable advantage to work together, particularly for human resource development, with international organizations. Therefore, UNESCO's association has indeed been critical in developing linkages with other Centres of Excellence world-wide and facilitating connectivity with other member states in this region.
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 facilitating 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 Sceince & Technology, Govt of India.
Since its formal beginnings in 2010, RCB has grown from strength to strength by adjusting to changing times and setting the highest standards. We have accelerated our efforts in multidisciplinary facets of biotechnology while initiating new research programmes as well as myriad 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.