Jawaharlal Nehru University BioInformatics National Certification examination

Department of Biotechnology, Government of India, New Delhi and School of Computational and Integrative Sciences, JNU, New Delhi


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.


Graduates and above 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 or certificate in bioinformatics. 

The online application can be filled from 13 December 2010 to 3 February 2011. Syllabus approved by National advisory committee is available online. It consists of five sections: Bioinformatics, Biology, Physical and Chemical Sciences, Mathematics and Statistics, and IT.


The examination fee is Rs 600 for candidates from open category and Rs 450 for reserved category candidates (as per Government of India rule). The examination is scheduled on 26–27 February 2011.

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