BioInformatics National Certification (BINC)

BioInformatics National Certification (BINC)

BioInformatics National Certification (BINC) is a government of India initiative to recognize and certify bioinformatician.

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BINC 2015 !!!

Pondicherry University,Puducherry,on behalf of Department of Biotechnology, Government of India, will conduct the BINC examination in2015. The objective of this examination is to certify bioinformatics professionals, trained formally as well as self-trained.Registration will open from March 9,2015 to April 30,2015. Pondicherry University, Puducherry has been identified as a nodal agency by the Department of Biotechnology, Govt. of India to coordinate this examination along with nine centres namely, Pune University, Pune; Anna University, Chennai; Calcutta University, Kolkata; Institute of Bioinformatics & Applied Biotechnology, Bangalore; North-Eastern Hill University, Shillong, University of Hyderabad, Hyderabad; University of Kerala, Thiruvananthapuram; Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi and Assam Agricultural University, Guwahati. In the BINC 2013 examination,17 candidates were certified. DBT has agreed to fund Research fellowships for all the BINC qualified Indian nationals to pursue Ph.D. in Indian Institutes/Universities. Note that the candidate must possess a postgraduate degree(or equivalent) & meet the criteria of the institutes/universities in order to avail research fellowship. In addition, cash prize of Rs. 10,000/- will be awarded to the top 10 BINC qualifiers.

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Few dates to remember:

Starting of online submission of application: March 9, 2015
Last date for submission of application: April 30,2015
Examination consists of two parts:
Part I (Paper I) : June 7, 2015 (10 AM-12 PM)
Part II ( Paper II & III) :June 28, 2015 (9 AM-12 PM & 2 PM-4 PM)