Master of Science in Biotechnology and Bioinformatics at IBAB Bengaluru

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Institute of Bioinformatics and Applied Biotechnology (IBAB), Biotech Park, Electronics City Phase I, Bengaluru 560 100 has invited applications for admission to the 2 years Master of Science in Biotechnology and Bioinformatics Program 2022-24.

The MSc programme in Biotechnology and Bioinformatics is an interdisciplinary programme that positions one at the cutting edge of basic and applied science, in particular in the research field and a unique dual specialization degree programme that builds competence in both biotechnology and computational biology/ bioinformatics.

Students of this programme are provided extensive training in cell and molecular biology, genome editing, computer science, mathematics, statistics, bioinformatics and so on. Right from the beginning, the faculty ensures that the students get an immersive high quality research experience. They also get several opportunities to meet and interact with high-profile scientists from across the globe. Events such as the annual Kiran Mazumdar-Shaw Lecture series have enabled the visit of a Nobel laureate.

Eligibility: Applicant should hold Bachelor’s degree in any branch of science/technology/medicine such as Life sciences (zoology, botany, genetics, human biology, general life sciences, ecology, environmental biology), bioinformatics, biotechnology, chemistry, physics, mathematics, statistics, any branch of engineering, pharmaceutical sciences, agriculture, medicine, dentistry, horticulture, forestry and veterinary sciences, with degrees such as BSc, BE, BTech, BPharm, MBBS, BDS and BVSc etc. Applicant should have obtained at least 50% marks overall in Bachelor’s programme. There is no age bar for applying. Applicants who have had a break in their education or have been working for a few years are also eligible. Indian nationals, NRIs and foreign nationals who have passed the qualifying degree examination outside of India, must submit the Equivalence Certificate issued by the Association of Indian Universities along with their application.

Applicants will be short listed based on a proctored online examination. The details will be intimated later. The entrance test to the MSc in Biotechnology and Bioinformatics (2022–2024) will cover the subjects’ Physics, Mathematics, Chemistry, and the Life sciences. The details of the syllabus and pattern will be updated on the web page. Any change in the examination pattern will be intimated to the applicants.

The short listed candidates will be interviewed either in person at IBAB, or in online mode. Candidates will be intimated in due course about the date and mode of interview.
A scholarship will be awarded based on the performance of the student each year, and the financial need of the student.

Application can be submitted online through the link available in the Program Notification at ‘Announcements’ link at latest by 7.5.2022.
Application fee is Rs. 600/-. Mock test (online, can be taken from anywhere) will be held on 15 May 2022. Entrance Test (online, proctored) will be conducted on 22 May 2022. Personal Interview will be between 06 June-16 June 2022. Course Commences on 18 July 2022. For details, visit

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