GAURAV THAREJA: 5th RANK FROM OUR GROUP
Details about BINC Examination:
BioInformatics National Certification (BINC) Examination will be conducted on 16-17 February 2008. The Department of Biotechnology (DBT), Government of India has instituted this examination with an objective to certify Bioinformatics professionals and to facilitate industries and potential employers for recruitment. University of Pune has been identified as a nodal agency by the Department of Biotechnology, Govt. of India to coordinate this examination along with five centres namely, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi; Anna University, Chennai; West Bengal University of Technology, Kolkata and Institute of Bioinformatics and Applied Biotechnology, Bangalore.
Last year number of candidates appeared were 475 and 8 candidates got certified. They also received cash award of Rs.10,000/-. DBT has also agreed to fund scholarship(JRF) to top 10 candidates if they join any Indian academia or research institute for Ph.D. in the field of Bioinformatics or computational biology.