Welcome to IBMBB

The Institute of Biochemistry, Molecular Biology and Biotechnology (IBMBB) is a postgraduate training institute of the University of Colombo. The main thrust areas of activities are MSc, MPhil and PhD programmes. The main objective of these courses is to provide focused training in current areas of molecular life sciences relevant to the development of Sri Lanka and also to encourage young graduates to proceed for further advanced studies leading to PhD.

Masters Programmes

IBMBB will commence academic activities of Masters/MSc courses in March every year. The Masters/MSc programmes at the IBMBB include extensive laboratory training and its graduates are in high demand in receiving job offers even before completion of the degree programme. Some of the successful MSc students are able to obtain PhD studentships at the IBMBB.

Placements for Queen Elizabeth Commonwealth Scholarships

IBMBB is one of the institutes recognized for hosting Queen Elizabeth Commonwealth Scholars(QECS) by the Association of Commonwealth Universities. MSc in Molecular Life Sciences and MSc in Cellular & Molecular Immunology programmes are offered by IBMBB for QEC Scholars through the Ministry of Higher Education, Sri Lanka. IBMBB has received Commonwealth Scholars since 2014 and since then has admitted scholars from Commonwealth Countries every year.