Master course in IBAB, IGNOU for science

In a new venture, the Institute of Bioinformatics and Applied Biotechnology (IBAB) on Friday announced it was collaborating with the Indira Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU) for a science discipline course. The programme, masters in bioinformatics and biotechnology, will be a regular course the IBAB campus in Bangalore and students with bachelor's degree in any branch of science or technology will be eligible to pursue it, according to an IBAB official. The course aims at providing competence in both biotechnology and computational biology by providing training in the areas of cell and molecular biology, computer science, statistics, and bioinformatics, he said. The application forms are available for students till April 14, 2011 at the IBAB campus followed by an online written test.