Periodically IBAB hosts trainees.  These could be students in the final year of their Bachelor’s or Master’s, or those who have completed their degree not too long ago.

Different faculty members have different ways of selecting those who will work with them. They also have varying preferences as to whether a student can do a project for just 2 months, or a minimum of 6 months is preferred.

Procedure for joining IBAB as a Trainee

  1. Please send your resume to, indicating the duration for which you are available (2 months/6 months/any other) to join us as a trainee, and the start date from when you are available.
  2. From amongst those who have applied, individual faculty will short-list students for a written test or directly for an interview.
  3. Those who need to appear for a test, can take it online from anywhere in the country.
  4. Those who need to appear directly for an interview will be informed whether it is over the telephone or in person in Bangalore.
  5. After the screening process, positions are offered on merit.
  6. If you are currently a registered student, we will need a letter signed by your college agreeing to keep the research findings confidential, and revealed only with your IBAB guide’s permission.
  7. These positions are usually unpaid , and the student has to arrange his/her own board and lodging.  However, we help selected students find suitable accommodation. Very occasionally there is hostel space on campus for male/female trainees.