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The Regional Centre for Biotechnology (RCB) is an autonomous institution of education, training and research established under the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) and Department of Biotechnology, Govt. of India. The Parliament has passed the Regional Centre for Biotechnology Bill, 2016 to provide statutory status to the existing institution. The Bill seeks to provide legislative backing to the Regional Centre and also confers upon it the status of an institution of national importance. The mandate of RCB is to provide a platform for biotechnology education, training and research at the interface of multiple disciplines. The objectives of the Regional Centre Biotechnology is to disseminate knowledge by providing teaching and research facilities in biotechnology and related fields, create a hub of biotechnology expertise, facilitate the transfer of technology and knowledge in the SAARC region and generally Asia and promote cooperation at the international level.