BioInformatics National Certification (BINC) Examinations

JNU New Delhi, on behalf of Department of Biotechnology, Government of India, will conduct the BINC examination on February 23-24, 2013. The objective of this examination is to certify bioinformatics professionals, trained formally as well as self-trained. Registration is open from 10-11-2012 to 02-02-2013. JNU New Delhi 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; Calcatta University (WBUT) 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 a new centre Assam Agricultural University, Guwahati. In the BINC 2012 examination, 676 candidates appeared out of which 38 candidates are certified. 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.

Eligibility : Graduate in Science, Agriculture, Veterinary, Medicine, Pharmacy, Engineering & Technology are eligible to appear in the examination. They need not have any formal training viz., certificate, diploma or degree in Bioinformatics. Students in final year of Bachelor’s degree are also eligible to apply. International students are also eligible to apply.

For more information

Start of online application


10 November 2012
Last date of application


08 February 2013
Examination dates


23 – 24 February 2013

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