IBSE Post-baccalaurate Fellowships

IBSE offers Post-baccalaureate Fellowships to exceptional graduates, who are desirous of pursuing a 1-2 year research internship at the interface of biology and engineering at IBSE, IIT Madras.


  • Candidates must have completed their Bachelor’s degree within the last two years
  • Candidates must have demonstrated academic excellence throughout their undergraduate

Shortlisting Criteria

  • Academic pedigree, performance in Bachelor’s degree
  • Proficiency in programming (high-level languages, preferably Python/R/MATLAB)
  • Contribution to open-source projects will be a plus


  • Work in a highly interdisciplinary environment, with eminent faculty in Systems Biology and Data Science
  • Monthly fellowship of ₹40,000 (consolidated)
  • Access to state-of-the-art high-performance CPU/GPU computing infrastructure
  • Funds to attend a national conference every year
  • Regular colloquia by international experts and workshops

Areas of Research

  • Application of systems genetics approaches in India specific clinical datasets
  • Network and community detection in multi-omic data
  • Metabolic modelling for diseases
  • Application of Machine Learning algorithms in clinical data
  • Process analytics and systems theory for metabolic modelling and optimisation
  • Application of NLP in biological data analysis


  • Apply to ibse.projects@gmail.com with following details:
    • Latest CV describing your academic record, list of programming languages known, level of proficiency and certification if any (attach a single PDF or link to Dropbox/Google Drive/OneDrive)
    • A short research proposal (300-500 words) listing preferred research areas
    • IBSE Faculty Mentors (ibse.iitm.ac.in/ibse/people/) you are interested in
  • Deadline for application: Rolling; applicants will be screened and invited for interviews/presentations on a regular basis