The Institute of Bioinformatics and Applied
Biotechnology (IBAB) has been set up by the Government of Karnataka
with the asssistance of ICICI Bank. It was set up on the
recommendation of the Vision Group on Biotechnology, an advisory body
to the Chief Minister of Karnataka. The Vision Group includes
representation from academia, industry and government each recognizing
the strengths of other sectors and the value of working together.
IBAB's Governing Body has distinguished members from all three sectors.
Consequently members of all three rallied to help jump-start the
courses, providing support in teaching as well as internships and
IBAB's mission is to catalyze the growth
of the biotech industry.
The institute has the
following immediate objectives:
To become a
globally recognised institution of higher learning in bioinformatics
short-term training programmes especially executive training programmes
to upgrade the skills of professionals in related industries.
incubation and other serivces to entrepreneurs and potential
To carry out research and development.