Pondicherry University,Puducherry,on behalf of Department of Biotechnology, Government of India, conducted the BINC examination in 2015 and 2016. The objective of this examination is to certify bioinformatics professionals, trained formally as well as self-trained.Registration for BINC 2017 examination will open from January 29,2017 to February 28,2017.
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;
Bose Institute, 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 2015 and 2016 examination, 23 candidates and five candidates were certified respectively. 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.