Bio Informatics National Certification (BINC) Examination
Registration starts: Dec 13 , 2010
Registration Closes : Feb 03 , 2011
Examination Date : 26-27
JNU , New Delhi on behalf of Department of Biotechnology (DBT). Government of India, will conduct the Bioinformatics
National Certification (BINC) examination. The objective of this examination is to certify bioinformatics professionals, trained formally as well as selftrained,
in addition to encourage students with fellowship (JRF) for joining in Bioinformatics
Research in University and institutes in India.
Graduate in Science, Agriculture,Veterinary, Medicine, Pharmacy. Engineering & Technology are eligible to appear in the examination. They need not have am formal training viz., certificate, diploma or degree in Bioinformatics Students in final year of Bachelor's degree are also eligible to apply.
Application & Syllabus:
The online application begins on December 13. 2010 and will continue until February 03. 2011. The examination fee is Rs. 600/for general category, Rs 450/for reserved category and US $100 for foreign students. lease visit the website (http://binc.scisjnu.ernet.in/) for detail information. Syllabus consists of five sections: bioinformatics, biology, physical and chemical sciences, mathematics & statistics and IT.
The examination is scheduled on February 26-27, 2011 and will be in three parts. The paper I will be objective type, only those who pass this paper with a minimum of 40% marks will be eligible to appear for the paper II and paper III. The paper II will be short answer type, while the paper III will be a computerbased practical. The certification will be awarded to those who secure a minimum of 40% in all the three papers.
Research fellowships will be awarded to all BINC qualified Indian nationals to pursue Ph.D. in Indian Institutes Universities. Note that the candidate must possess a postgraduate degree & meet the criteria of the institutes/universities in order to avail research fellowship. In addition, a cash prize of Rs. 10,000/- will be awarded to the top 10 BINC qualifiers.