New Delhi: Bioinformatics National Certification (BINC), instituted by Department of Biotechnology, certifies bioinformatics professionals and recognizing candidate’s theoretical and practical ability and fostering interdisciplinary research. Biotech Consortium India Limited (BCIL), New Delhi is conducting the BINC 2018 examination on behalf Department of Biotechnology, Government of India.
The certification under Bioinformatics National Certification (BINC) scheme is given to the candidates after three tier selection process. The successful candidates are also eligible for availing Junior Research Fellowship (JRF) for pursuing PhD in Bioinformatics at recognized Indian universities/institutes.
Key Dates: The online application portal opens from 25 April 2018 to 31 May 2018.
Syllabus: The syllabus consists of six sections – Bioinformatics, Biology, Physical Science, Chemical Science, Mathematics & Statistics, and Information Technology.
Syllabus for Paper-I (Objective)
Syllabus for Paper-II (Short answers)
Syllabus for Paper-III (Practical)
Note: Paper-III will be computer based practical and will include programming on Bioinformatics
Currently, various universities and institutions, both government and private, impart Bioinformatics education in India. The qualifying candidates will be awarded a lifetime certificate. This certification would facilitate industries and potential employers in recruitment of Bioinformatics professionals having exceptionally good bioinformatics skills.
The certification under Bioinformatics National Certification (BINC) scheme is given to the candidates after three tier selection process. The successful candidates are also eligible for availing Junior Research Fellowship (JRF) for pursuing PhD in Bioinformatics at recognized Indian universities/institutes. The research fellowships of all BINC qualified Indian nationals are funded by DBT. BINC qualified candidates are called DBT certified Bioinformaticians while the individuals availing the fellowships are called as DBT-BINC Junior Research Fellows (DBT-BINC-JRF). Cash prize of 10,000/- each is awarded to the top 10 BINC qualifiers.
i)Bachelor’s/Master’s degree in Life Sciences, Physical Sciences, Chemical Sciences, Mathematical Sciences, Agriculture, Veterinary, Medicine, Pharmacy, Engineering and Technology.
- ii) No formal training, diploma or certificate in bioinformatics is required.
iii) Candidates in final year of Bachelor’s/ Master’s degree are also eligible to apply.
The successful candidates are eligible for availing Junior Research Fellowship (JRF) for pursuing PhD in Indian Institutes/Universities. The candidate must possess a Post-Graduate degree (or equivalent) and meet the criteria of institutes/universities in order to avail research fellowships.
BINC 2018 – After the declaration of BINC 2018 results, a certificate will be given to all BINC qualified candidates along with an award letter to be eligible to avail fellowship till 31 July 2020.
Upon receiving the award letter, the candidate needs to select his/her research supervisor from a University/Institute /Centre where he/she can register for PhD In cases where there is a separate PhD admission procedure of the institution, candidates have to go through that procedure.
BINC is a certification programme for graduate and post-graduate students for recognizing their exceptional bioinformatics knowledge and skills and to improve their employment opportunities. There is a growing need for trained manpower in the area of Bioinformatics.
For exact details about eligibility conditions, how to apply and other details, the candidates should refer the Notification, uploaded on the official website of BINC 2018: