New Delhi, January 3, 2012
Jawaharlal Nehru University, 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.
According to DBT, it is a special call for North-East candidates from states of Arunachal Pradesh, Assam, Manipur, Meghalaya, Mizoram, Nagaland, Sikkim, and Tripura.
Graduates in any science, agriculture, veterinary, medicine, pharmacy, engineering and technology can apply for the examination. They need not have any formal training, diploma or certificate in bioinformatics.
The online application must be filled and send on or before February 2, 2013.
The syllabus is approved by the National Advisory Committee and is available on BINC webpage: . The syllabus comprises of five sections: Bioinformatics, Biology, Physical & Chemical Sciences, Mathematics & Statistics and Information Technology.
The examination fee is Rs. 600 for general candidates and Rs. 450 for reserved category candidates. The examination is scheduled for February 23-24, 2013.
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. Research Fellowships will be awarded for all successful candidates, those who are interested and qualified in pursuing a Ph.D. program in India. In addition, ten cash prizes will be awarded, for the top ten successful candidates.