Indian Biological Engineering Competition (iBEC) PRE- iGEM Competition
Indian Biological Engineering Competition (iBEC) PREiGEM Competition: National Competition Indian Biological Engineering Competition (iBEC) was launched in 2016 by Department in order to select and support best Indian student teams to participate in international contest iGEM competition (International Genetic Engineered Machine) which is held every year in Boston, USA. iBEC, the Pre-iGEM competition provide opportunity to UG and PG students, researchers to work in teams and solve real-world challenges by building genetically engineered biological systems. The teams manage their own projects, advocates for their research, and secures funding with a mentor. Teams are also challenged to actively consider and address the safety, security and environmental implication of their work. So far, Department has supported 8 students team from various institute like IITs, IISER, IISc and Public/Private Colleges/Universities. In February, 2018, PreiGEM (iBEC) competition was announced by Department and in response, a total of 19 proposals were received and five teams were selected for consumable, registration and travel of INR 10 lakhs/ team to travel to Boston, USA to participate in iGEM 2018 held in October, 2018.