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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, analyze, and interpret them.

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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 (12 Months)

The advent of big data has impacted personalized 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.

Realizing 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
Program 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 program 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.

Unique Features of the Programme:

  • An interdisciplinary program with courses that strengthen the computational,
    statistical and engineering components required to analyze large scale data in life
  • 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 the 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
  • 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.
  • Record placements in the first batch in leading industries with the highest salary of Rs.
    11.5 lakhs per annum.


  • 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


Students selected for the program 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 centers across the country followed by an interview.

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 program can be submitted online at :

Details of the program:

Fees Structure:

Please contact [email protected] for details.

All fees can be paid through cash, NEFT, or by a Demand Draft (DD) drawn in favor 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
Email: [email protected]

Important Dates:

  • Deadline for Application: 10th November 2020
  • Date of entrance examination: 22nd November 2020
  • Date of interview: 12th -14th December 2020
  • Announcement of selected candidates: 22nd December 2020

Commencement of the Program: 25th January 2021

About IBAB

The Institute of Bioinformatics and Applied Biotechnology (IBAB) is a unique institute engaged in education, research, and entrepreneur support programs and is based at Electronic City, Bengaluru. Institute an initiative of the 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. IBAB offers a distinctive
Masters Degree program with dual specialization in Bioinformatics and Applied Biotechnology and an interdisciplinary Ph.D. program.

The Bio-IT research and training center (Bio-IT Centre) has been established at IBAB in 2010 under a public-private partnership with grant-in-aid from the DeITY, Government of India, and the Department of IT, BT and S&T, Government of Karnataka. The Bio-IT Centre has a state-of-art facility for NGS with the high throughput sequencer Hi Seq 2500, Hi-Scan (Illumina bead-array) for genotyping, and Ion-torrent and other accessories such as Qubit, C-bot, Covaris, and Tape-station, etc for processing DNA and RNA samples.

IBAB Website:

About IIIT-B

The International Institute of Information Technology, a Deemed University
(IIIT-B) was established in 1999 with a vision to contribute to the IT world by
focussing on education and research, entrepreneurship and innovation. The
Institute is a registered not-for-profit society funded jointly by the Government
of Karnataka and the IT industry.

Since its inception, IIIT-B, with its unique model of education, research, and industry interaction has grown in stature to become an institution of considerable repute in academic as well as corporate circles. The graduate programs at IIIT-B are among the best in the country, offering training oriented towards producing highly qualified practitioners and researchers. As an independent institution and a deemed university, IIIT-B collaborates with the IT industry, leading academic institutions abroad, eminent scientists and
industry leaders to offer students the best possible education. Our students have been well received by industry, and have been placed with some of the leading companies in the field. IIIT-B can boast of 100% placement for all its graduates.

IIIT-B Website:

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