Bio Informatics National Certification (BINC) Examination

University of Pune, Bio Informatics National Certification (BINC) Examination, Department of Biotechnology, Government of India, New Delhi & Bio Informatics Centre, University of Pune

Bio Informatics National Certification (BINC) Examination

Registration starts: 31 August, 2007

Registration ends: 24th December, 2007

Examination: 16 ? 17 February, 2008


University of Pune (UoP), 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 identify bioinformatics, professionals. This will help potential employers in recruitment of candidates having exceptionally good Bioinformatics skills.


Graduates in any science, agriculture, veterinary, medicine, pharmacy, Engineering and Technology are eligible to appear for the examination. They need not have any formal training, diploma certificate in bioinformatics.

Application and Syllabus:

The online application can be filled from 31st August 2007 to 24th December 2007. Syllabus approved by national advisory committee is available online. It consists of four sections: biology, physical and chemical sciences, IT and bioinformatics.


The examination fee is Rs.600/- for candidates from open category and Rs.450/- for reserved category candidates (as per government of India rules). The examination is scheduled on 16 ? 17th February, 2008. The paper I will be of objective type. The paper II will be of short answer type, while the paper III will be a computer based practical. This year a cash prize and research fellowship for those who are interested in pursuing Ph. D in India will be awarded to top 10 successful candidates.

Examination Centres:

University of Pune, Pune; Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi; West Bengal Technical University, Kolkata; Anna University, Chennai and Institute of Bioinformatics and Applied Biotechnology, Bangalore; North-Eastern Hill University, Shillong. Additional Centres will be announced soon.

Please visit the following website for detailed Information & Registration form:

Bio Informatics National Certification (BINC) Examination