The Regional Centre for Biotechnology (RCB), Faridabad (https://​rcb​.res​.in/) is an autonomous institution of education, training and research, established by the Department of Biotechnology, Ministry of Science of Technology, Government of India, under the auspices of UNESCO. The Centre is the first ever interdisciplinary institution in life sciences and biotechnology in India. It is a regional hub for interdisciplinary education and training with emphasis on novel education programmes relevant to industry, including bio-drug discovery science, nano-science and medicine, imaging techniques, designer crops, bioengineering and biomaterials, intellectual property, technology transfer and regulation to fulfil and overcome the acute shortage of skilled human resources in India. The Department of Biotechnology Human Resource Development Project and Management Unit (DBT HRD PMU), established at RCB, is the nodal agency for managing key national higher education programmes in Biotechnology including DBT Post Graduate Programmes in Biotechnology and allied sciences (DBT PG) and DBT Junior Research Fellowship (DBT JRF) Programmes amongst others.