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Bioinformatics National Certification (BINC) Examination 2017 for Pharmacy & Life Sciences Candidates

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Pondicherry University, on behalf of the 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 for further studies as well as to help potential employers in recruitment of candidates having exceptionally good Bioinformatics skills.

Eligibility: Bachelor /Master degree holders in Life Sciences, Physical Sciences, Chemical Sciences, Mathematical Sciences including Statistics, Agriculture, Veterinary, Medicine, Pharmacy, Engineering and Technology are eligible to appear for the examination. Candidates appearing in final year examination are also eligible to apply.

Application and Syllabus: The online application can be filled from January 29, 2017 to February 28, 2017. Syllabus for the examination is available online. It consists of five sections: Bioinformatics, Biology, Physical & Chemical Sciences, Mathematics & Statistics and Computer Science & Information Technology.


Examination: The examination fee is Rs. 600/- for General candidates, Rs. 400/- for Women/OBC candidates and Rs. 200 for SC/ST candidates and no fee for physically challenged candidates. The Part I (Paper I) examination is scheduled on March 23, 2017 and Part II (Paper II and Paper III) on April 09, 2017. Paper I will be of objective type and candidates scoring a minimum of 40% marks in Paper-I will be called to appear in Part-II examination. Part-II examination consists of two papers: Paper II will be of short answer type questions of three hours duration while Paper III will be a practical examination of three hours duration to test analytical ability and programming skill of candidates.

Research Fellowships as per the DBT norms for all the successful candidates those who are interested and qualified in pursuing Ph.D. in India will be awarded. In addition, cash prizes will be awarded to the top ten successful candidates.

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Last date for submission of application: February 28, 2017
Examination consists of two parts:
Part I (Paper I) :
March 23, 2017 (10 AM-12 PM)
Part II (Paper II & III) : April 09, 2017 (9 AM- 12 PM & 2 PM- 5 PM)

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