Applications Invited - DBT Funded PG Diploma in Big Data Biology
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Applications Invited – DBT Funded PG Diploma in Big Data Biology @ IBAB

The Institute of Bioinformatics and Applied Biotechnology (IBAB) isa unique institute engaged in education, research and entrepreneur support programs and is based at Electronic City,Bengaluru. The Institute an initiative of Department of IT, BT and S & T, Government of Karnataka is situated in a 20-acre campus in Electronic City, Bangalore with excellent infrastructure, students’ hostel and other amenities.

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Recent advances in diverse areas of life sciences such as high-throughput genomics, computational neuroscience, biopharma, medical and cellular imaging have led to the generation of massive data. This poses a huge challenge to researchers to handle such large data sets, analyse and interpret them. The advent of big data has impacted
personalised medicine and health care services significantly. Efficient computing platforms and tools, sophisticated measurement technologies, Cloud Computing and Artificial Intelligence have transformed life sciences and health care, enabling unprecedented interpretation of data and novel outcomes. Realising the need for data scientists and data engineers to handle the challenges in biological and medical data, the Institute of Bioinformatics and Applied Biotechnology (IBAB) is pleased to announce the launch of an innovative one – year PG Diploma Programme in ‘Big Data Biology’ in collaboration with the International Institute of Information Technology (IIIT-B), Bangalore and funded by the Department of Biotechnology, Government of India. This interdisciplinary programme will focus on Big Data in Life Sciences and will help explore the opportunities and challenges of handling big data in health care and imaging and will impart engineering approaches to problem solving in this emerging area.

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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
  • For detailed course content, visit: and


  • 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 or M.Sc. degree in Biotechnology/ Bioinformatics/ Biochemistry/ Computer Science/ Information Technology / Statistics or equivalent degree with a minimum of 60% in the qualifying examination
  • Scholarships : 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**
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** As per eligibility conditions prescribed by DBT, Govt. of India

Application Procedure:

Applications to the programme can be submitted online at

Number of seats : 25

Selection Procedure:

National level online entrance examination at select centres across the country
Reservation for SC/ST/Physically Challenged candidates will be based on the norms of
MHRD, Govt. of India


Office of Admissions
Institute of Bioinformatics and Applied Biotechnology (IBAB)
Biotech Park, Electronics City Phase I, Bangalore-560100
Email: [email protected]
Phone: 080-2852 8900/01/02

  • Deadline for Application : 2nd October 2018
  • Date of entrance examination : 28th October 2018
  • Commencement of the course : 7th January 2019

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