BINC- Examination

BINC,Bioinformatics National Certification Examination

University Of Pune - Department Of Biotechnology, Government Of India New Delhi Bioinformatics Centre

Bio Informatics National Certification (BINC) Examination

Registration starts: Dec 1, 2008

Registration Closes : Jan 16, 2009

Examination Date : 21-22 February, 2009


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 certify bioinformatics professionals, trained formally as well as self-trained.


Graduate in Science, Agriculture. Veterinary, Medicine, Pharmacy. Engineering & Technolog) 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 1. 2008 and will continue unti January 16. 2009. The examination fee is Rs. 600/- for general category, Rs 450/- for reserved category and US $100 for foreign students. Please visit the website ( for detail information. Syllabus consists of four sections: biology, physical and chemical sciences, IT, and bioinformatics.


The examination is scheduled on February 21-22, 2009 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. I he paper II will be short answer type, while the paper 111 wili be ai computer-based practical. The certification will be awarded to those whoj secure a minimum of 40% in all the three papers.

Research fellowships will be awarded to 15 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 lo avail research fellowship. In addition, a cash prize of Rs. 10,000/- will be the lop 10 BINC qualifiers.

For details refer to website:

BINC,Bioinformatics National Certification Examination