The unique dual specialization MSc degree programme incorporates genetic engineering, cell and molecular biology, biochemistry, immunology, fermentation, and downstream processing omics, next gen sequencing, big data analysis and so on in the course of study.

Practical hands-on training in biotechnology (including PCR, micro-array, protein chemistry etc.) and bioinformatics (statistics, C, C++, PERL, JAVA, and R) brings the learning experience closer to industry practices. Courses are taught by excellent faculty from industry and academia. The coursework also includes a research project as part of the curriculum.

ELIGIBILITY
  1. The student is required to obtain at least 50% in his/her Bachelor’s programme overall. Bachelor’s degree in any branch of science/technology/medicine (with degrees such as BSc, BE, BTech, BPharm, MBBS, BDS and BVSc)
  2. The eligible subject areas are: 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.
  3. There is no age bar for applying.
  4. Applicants who have had a break in their education or have been working for a few years are also eligible.
  5. 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.
ADMISSIONS PROCEDURE
  1. Apply online
    For instructions on how to apply online, please click here.
    For students from India : 600/-
    For NRI/Foreign students: 1200/-
    Note: The application fee is non-refundable.

Click here for Guidelines and Process flow for online entrance examination for MSc applicants.

SYLLABUS

The entrance test to the MSc in Biotechnology and Bioinformatics (2020 – 2022) at IBAB will be for two hours, and will have 120 questions overall.

Here is the syllabus for the test. The questions will come come from the following broad areas.

  • Section I: General Aptitude (20 Questions/ 20 Marks)

This section will be comprised of 4 broad areas – Verbal Ability, Logical Reasoning, Data Interpretation, General Awareness and Current Affairs.

  • Section II: Physics (20 Questions/ 20 Marks)

This section will be comprised of 4 core areas i.e.  Atoms and Nuclei, Current Electricity, Electromagnetism, and Thermodynamics. In addition, the other areas that will be covered are Electrostatics, Magnetism, Mechanics and Optics.

  • Section III: Chemistry (20 Questions/ 20 Marks)

This section will be comprised of 4 core areas i.e. Chemical Equilibria, Electrochemistry, Physical Chemistry and Solutions. In addition, the other areas that will be covered are Chemical Kinetics, Biomolecules, Basics of Organic Chemistry and s-p-d block elements.

  • Section IV is Mathematics. (20 Questions/ 20 Marks)

This section will be comprised of 4 core areas i.e. Linear Algebra, Probability, Statistics and Co-ordinate Geometry. In addition, the other areas that will be covered are Arithmetic, Basic Trigonometry, Geometric Progression-Arithmetic Progression and Permutation-Combination.

  • Section V is Life Science. (40 Questions/ 40 Marks)

This section will comprise of 8 core areas i.e. Anatomy, Physiology and Development of Plants and Animals, Biochemistry, Cell Biology, Genetics, Microbiology, Molecular Biology, Tools and Techniques in Biology.

SYLLABUS

The entrance test to the MSc in Biotechnology and Bioinformatics (2020 – 2022) at IBAB will be for two hours, and will have 120 questions overall.
Here is the syllabus for the test. The questions will come come from the following broad areas.

  1. Section I: General Aptitude (20 Questions/ 20 Marks)
    This section will be comprised of 4 broad areas – Verbal Ability, Logical Reasoning, Data Interpretation, General Awareness and Current Affairs.
  2. Section II: Physics (20 Questions/ 20 Marks)
    This section will be comprised of 4 core areas i.e. Atoms and Nuclei, Current Electricity, Electromagnetism, and Thermodynamics. In addition, the other areas that will be covered are Electrostatics, Magnetism, Mechanics and Optics.
  3. Section III: Chemistry (20 Questions/ 20 Marks)
    This section will be comprised of 4 core areas i.e. Chemical Equilibria, Electrochemistry, Physical Chemistry and Solutions. In addition, the other areas that will be covered are Chemical Kinetics, Biomolecules, Basics of Organic Chemistry and s-p-d block elements.
  4. Section IV is Mathematics. (20 Questions/ 20 Marks)
    This section will be comprised of 4 core areas i.e. Linear Algebra, Probability, Statistics and Co-ordinate Geometry. In addition, the other areas that will be covered are Arithmetic, Basic Trigonometry, Geometric Progression-Arithmetic Progression and Permutation-Combination.
  5. Section V is Life Science. (40 Questions/ 40 Marks)
    This section will comprise of 8 core areas i.e. Anatomy, Physiology and Development of Plants and Animals, Biochemistry, Cell Biology, Genetics, Microbiology, Molecular Biology, Tools and Techniques in Biology.
CONFIRMATION OF ADMISSIONS

After the Personal Interview, selected candidates will should confirm their admission by paying a non-refundable deposit of Rs. 20,000/- as the admission fees. On joining IBAB, this amount will be adjusted towards the semester fee.

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.
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 Branch: Electronic City
IFSC Code : ICIC0000360

Note:
Please send us the NEFT Transaction details along with the Applicant Name and Application No via email msc@ibab.ac.in.

Students will have to submit their original documents at the time of admission, until the approval is received from Bangalore University.

Set of documents to be provided at the time of admission:

  1. Original  marks cards (10th /12th/ under-graduation)
  2. Migration certificate: You must apply for a migration certificate at your college immediately after completion of the degree course. Migration Certificate is mandatory to join the IBAB course.

Note:

  • Admission is liable to be cancelled if any fraudulent records are found even after securing admission. Any fees paid already will not be refunded.
  • Incomplete forms may be rejected.
  • IBAB reserves the right to reject the application if the applicant does not meet the required criteria.

SCHOLARSHIPS

The institute will award full/partial scholarships to meritorious and deserving candidates, at the time of admission.

FEES STRUCTURE

The current tuition fees are Rs. 58,600/­ per semester and a one­time refundable deposit of Rs. 20,000/­ on successful completion of the course.

Indian nationals, residing in India

The current tuition fees are Rs. 58,600/­ per semester and a one­time refundable deposit of Rs. 20,000/-­ on successful completion of the course.

In addition, students will have to pay Bangalore University fees (subject to change) which are as follows:

Registration fee (one time)      Rs. 10,000/-

Eligibility fee (one time)         Rs. 5,000/-

NRI/Foreign nationals

The current tuition fees are USD 3,000 per year, and a one­time refundable deposit of Rs. 20,000/-­ on successful completion of the course.

In addition, students will have to pay Bangalore University fees (subject to change) which are as follows:

Registration fee (one time)      Rs. 20,000/-

Eligibility fee (one time)         Rs. 25,000/-

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.
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 Branch: Electronic City
IFSC Code : ICIC0000360

IMPORTANT DATES
Admission begin 30 January 2020
Online Registration Closing Date 10 May 2020
Last Date of Payment of Application Fees 10 May 2020
Mock test Date (online, can be taken from anywhere) 21 May 2020
Entrance Test 23 May 2020
Personal Interview 08 – 12 June 2020
Commencement of the Course Mid July 2020

IBAB admissions update: The entrance exam to IBAB’s MSc programme is scheduled for 24 May 2020. We expect this to be held as scheduled. However, if there is an unforeseen situation arising out of the spread of the Covid-19 infection, we will reschedule the test, keeping in mind the convenience of the applicants. All those interested in joining the next batch of MSc students at IBAB are encouraged to complete the application process by the last date, that is 10 May 2020