University Of Pune

Bioinformatics National Certification (BINC) Examination

Department of Biotechnology,

Government of India, New Delhi

Bioinformatics Centre, University of Pune

Registration start: 10 Nov. 2006

Registration end: 30 Jan 2007

Examination: 24 – 25 Feb. 2007

Objective: 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 exceptional candidates.

Eligibility: Any graduate in science, agriculture, veterinary, medicine, pharmacy, engineering and technology are eligible to appear in the examination. They need not have any formal training, diploma, or certificate in bioinformatics.

Application and Syllabus: The online application can be filled from 10th November 2006 to 30th January 2007. National advisory committee approved syllabus is available online. It consists of four sections: biology, physical and chemical sciences, IT, and bioinformatics.

Examination: The examination fee is Rs. 600/- for general and Rs. 450/- for reserved category 9 as per government of India rule) and is scheduled on 24 – 25 February 2007. The paper I will be objective type. The paper II will be short answer type, while the paper III will be a computer – based practical. This year a cash prize will be awarded to the top 5 bioinformatics.

Centres: University of Pune, Pune; Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi; Wet Bengal Technical University; Kolkata; Anna University, Chennai; and Institute of Bioinformatics and Applied Biotechnology, Bangalore.

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