Admissions to courses at IBAB are usually advertised in numerous national dailies, research journals, through college notice boards and on our own and other websites. Those wishing to enroll in our courses need to have a minimum of a Bachelor’s in any branch of science or technology (example: BSc, BTech, BE, MBBS, BVS, etc.).
Students are admitted to IBAB after an online written examination and a face-to-face interview. Students are selected on merit.


1. Application processing fees (non-refundable)

    • Rs. 500/- for students from India and non-industrialized countries
    • Rs. 1000/- for NRI/Foreign students from industrialized countries

A Demand Draft for the above mentioned amount in favour of ‘Institute of Bioinformatics and Applied Biotechnology’ payable at Bangalore needs to be sent to the institute (please see next section for other documents that also have to be submitted).

2. Application form
Fill up all details on-line and separately send DD, 2 passport sized photos and photocopies of SSLC, PUC and B.Sc. marksheets to IBAB by post/courier.

THIS IS THE ONLY OPTION FOR APPLYING. There is no hardcopy form available by downloading or by requesting a copy.
The online form will be processed only on receipt of the DD.

3. List of necessary documents
       Regular candidates:

  • Photocopies of all certificates/marksheets

       NRI/Foreign candidates:

  • Photocopies of all certificates/marksheets
  • Proof of NRI/Foreign status (stamped page from passport)


DO NOT send any original certificates/marksheets.

4. Important information:

  1. Date of online test: You will be given a slot between 19-21 June 2012.
  2. Date of Interview: You will be given a date between 16-19 July 2012. In case you have a problem with your alloted date, write to or call 080-285 289 00 or 01/ 9611 872 946/ 900 829 6547 between Monday and Friday from 10:00am to 5:30pm.
  3. If a seat is offered, the last date for accepting it is 5 days after being intimated. At this time a token sum of Rs. 20,000/- (adjustable against the fees due at the time of joining) has to be paid to the institute.
  4. Course commences: 18 August 2012.

Summary of important dates:

  • Online application available from:
  • Last date for online application:
  • Online entrance test:
  • Date of interview:
  • Joining date:
16 January 2012
16 June 2012
19-21 June 2012
16-19 July 2012
18 August 2012


5. Eligibility for the course

  1. A recognised BSc degree in any branch of science or technology, viz. life sciences (agriculture, biotechnology, zoology etc.), physics, chemistry, mathematics, statistics, engineering, pharma, veterinary or medicine with minimum of 55% marks. Thus, the following degree holders may apply: BSc, BTech, BE, MBBS, BDS, etc. Please contact IBAB in case you have a doubt about whether you are eligible.
  2. Students awaiting their results can also apply, provided their average percentage of previous semesters/years is at least 55%.
  3. There is no age limit.