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IBAB & IIIT Bangalore PG Diploma in Big Data Biology – Applications Invited

Institute of Bioinformatics and Applied Biotechnology (IBAB)

Biotech Park, Electronic City Phase I, Bangalore – 560100

Call for Applications for a

‘PG Diploma in Big Data Biology’

(In collaboration with IIIT, Bangalore)

(Funded by the Department of Biotechnology, Govt. of India)

Duration of the course: One Year

Unique Features of the Programme:

  • Interdisciplinary programme with courses that strengthen the computational, statistical and engineering components required to analyse large scale data in life sciences

    Courses handled by faculty from IBAB and IIIT-Bangalore and industry experts

  • Integrated learning experience involving coursework and industry and research oriented project work
  • Comprehensive curriculum comprising diverse areas in Data Science with applications in Life Sciences, including development of machine learning algorithms, genomics, imaging and image processing and clinical data analysis
  • Extensive interaction with industry including mentoring and selected teaching by subject matter experts from industry
  • 100% track record of placements of the two institutes and their established industry network
  • Curriculum with a blend of computing and life sciences that will open opportunities in diverse areas including health care data science, genomics and clinical trials.


  • Indian Nationals with B.E. / B.Tech. degree in Biotechnology / Biomedical Technology / Bioinformatics / Computer Science and Engineering /Electronics and Communication Engineering / Electrical and Electronics Engineering / Information Technology or equivalent degree


  • M.Sc. degree in Biotechnology / Bioinformatics / Biochemistry /Computer Science / Information Technology / Statistics or equivalent degree with a minimum of 60% in the qualifying examination.


Students selected for the programme may be eligible to receive a scholarship of Rs. 10,000/- per month from the Department of Biotechnology, Government of India**

** As per eligibility conditions prescribed by DBT, Govt. of India.

Selection Procedure:

National level online entrance examination at select centres across the country followed by an interview at IBAB.

Number of seats: 25

Reservation for SC/ST/Physically Challenged candidates will be based on the norms of MHRD, Govt. of India

Application Procedure:

Applications to the programme can be submitted online at

Details of programme:

Fees Structure:

Please contact for details.

All fees can be paid through cash, NEFT or by a Demand Draft (DD) drawn in favour of ‘Institute of Bioinformatics and Applied Biotechnology’ payable at Bengaluru. NEFT details are given below.


Name of the Account: Institute of Bioinformatics & Applied Biotechnology

Account No: 036005011787

Type of Account: Current Account

Name of the Bank : ICICI

Bank Branch: Electronic City

IFSC Code : ICIC0000360

Contact Details:

Office of Admissions

Institute of Bioinformatics and Applied Biotechnology (IBAB) Biotech Park, Electronics City Phase I, Bangalore-560100


Phone: 080-2852 8900/01/02

Important Dates:

  • Deadline for Application: 20th October 2019
  • Date of entrance examination: 03rd November 2019
  • Commencement of the course: 06th January 2020



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