Institute of Bioinformatics and Applied Biotechnology admission in MSc Biotechnology& Bioinformatics

Are you looking for admission to a PG programme? Institute of Bioinformatics and Applied Biotechnology (IBAB) has invited online applications from eligible candidates for admission to the MSc program in Biotechnology and Bioinformatics (2021-2023). Interested candidates can check all the details like program details, eligibility criteria, application and selection procedure etc. in this article.

About IBAB

Institute of Bioinformatics and Applied Biotechnology (IBAB) was founded in 2001 by the Department of Information Technology, Biotechnology and Science & Technology, Government of Karnataka as a non-profit society. The institute offers high-quality education and research opportunity in the field of bioinformatics and biotechnology. The institute also promotes entrepreneurship. IBAB is well-known for interdisciplinary education for students and translational research for scientists.

MSc Programme in Biotechnology & Bioinformatics

The programme has a dual specialization. Areas covered in the master's course are as follows:
  • Genetic engineering
  • Cell and molecular biology
  • Biochemistry
  • Immunology
  • Fermentation
  • Downstream processing omics
  • Next-gen sequencing
  • Big data analysis etc.

Why study at IBAB?

  1. The programme offered by IBAB is a unique course and has dual specialization i.e. Biotechnology and Bioinformatics both. In biotechnology, students will get high-quality hands-on training on PCR, protein chemistry, and micro-array etc. and in bioinformatics,
    deep knowledge and practical training on statistics, C, C++, JAVA, R and PERL will be provided. Thus, after completing the course students will be industry-ready.
  2. Course curriculum includes a research project which will enhance the research ability among the students.
  3. At IBAB, highly qualified faculty will teach the students.

Scholarships:Provision of scholarships is also there. IBAB will provide scholarship to the students based on the need and the performance of the student in each semester.

Placements:IBAB offers up to 95% job placements.

Eligibility criteria

  1. The students who are desirous to join the master's programme in Biotechnology & Bioinformatics must possess a Bachelor's degree in BSc or BE or BTech or BPharm or MBBS or BDS or BVSc or any degree in relevant branch of science/technology/medicine.
  2. They must have obtained a minimum of aggregate 50% in the Bachelor's programme.
  3. The candidates must have studied any of the following subjects at the undergraduate level: Life sciences including bioinformatics, biotechnology, botany, ecology, environmental biology, general life sciences genetics, human biology, zoology, chemistry, physics, mathematics, statistics, any branch of engineering, pharmaceutical sciences, agriculture, medicine, dentistry, horticulture, forestry and veterinary sciences.
  4. There is no age limit.
  5. Applicants with a break in their education or who have been working for a few years are also eligible to apply.
    Indian nationals, NRIs and foreign nationals who have passed the qualifying degree from a foreign institute need to submit the Equivalence Certificate issued by the Association of Indian Universities along with their application.

How to Apply

The candidates who wish to apply for this unique master's programme, must visit the official website of IBAB. They will have to fill the application form available online on the website or the link given at the end of this page.

Application Fee

An application form must be accompanied by a non-refundable application fee. Details of the application fee are as follows:
  1. For Indian Students: Rs.600/-
  2. For NRI/Foreign students: Rs.1200/-

Admission Procedure

The institute conducts an entrance exam and interview for admission to the master's programme.

Entrance Examination
Short-listing of the candidates will be based on an entrance examination. This will be conducted either online or offline at designated centres. The schedule of the entrance exam has already been fixed for this year. However, in case of any change of schedule, admission procedure, exam pattern etc. will be updated on the institute's website. The syllabus for the entrance exam can be checked on the institute's website.

Entrance Exam Pattern
The entrance test will include general aptitude questions and subjects based questions from physics, mathematics, chemistry, and the life sciences. Any change in the examination pattern will be updated on the institute's website and will also be intimated to the applicants.

Admission Interview
The final selection of the candidates will be based on the interview that will also be conducted either online or in person at IBAB. Intimation about the schedule and mode of the interview will be given separately.

Confirmation of admission
To confirm the admission the selected candidates will have to pay the non-refundable deposit. Details of non-refundable deposit are as follows:
  • Resident Indian nationals: Rs. 20,000/-
  • NRIs/foreign nationals: Rs. 40,000/-

All fees should be paid through online transaction/NEFT. In the remarks column, the name of the applicant and application number must be filled.

NEFT details:
Name of the Account: Institute of Bioinformatics & Applied Biotechnology
Account No: 036005011787
Type of Account: Current Account
Name of the Bank: ICICI Bank
Bank Branch: Electronic City
IFSC Code : ICIC0000360
Note:NEFT Transaction details, along with the Applicant Name and Application No, must be emailed to

Documents required at the time of admission

Original documents must be submitted at the time of admission. Admission will be provisional and will be confirmed only after the verification and approval by Bangalore University. The students are required to keep ready the following documents and must provide them at the time of admission:
  • Original marks sheet of 10th class
  • Original marks sheet of 12th class
  • Original marks sheet of under-graduation
  • Migration certificate(Mandatory to join at IBAB)
  • Some of the other documents may be required, they will be infirmed later.

Note: In case of any fraudulent activity or record has been observed even after the admission shall stand cancelled.

Programme Fee Structure

Image Source: official website of IBAB

Important dates

Start of Online Registration: February 16, 2021
Closing date of Online Registration: May 03, 2021
Last date of Payment of Application Fee: May 03, 2021
Date of Online Mock Test: May 13, 2021
Date of Entrance Exam: May 16, 2021
Date of Personal Interview: To be updated
Commencement of Course: July 19, 2021
Note: The above dates are tentative and may be changed at a later date. Any change in the above schedule will be updated on the website and also intimated to applicants through email. The candidates must check the official website regularly for any update.

Contact details

Institute of Bioinformatics and Applied Biotechnology
Biotech Park,
Electronics City Phase I,
Bengaluru 560 100 India
Telephone: 080-28528900/01/02
Fax: 080-28528904
Email ID:
Official website:
Online Application Form:


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