The Innovative Young Biotechnologist Award 

Department of Biotechnology


The Innovative Young Biotechnologist Award (IYBA), initiated in 2005, is a career-oriented prize to identify and nurture outstanding young scientists with innovative ideas and desire of pursuing research in biotechnology. The prize is for those below 35 years of age. This includes scientists without regular employment.


The applicant must have a PhD in any branch of Life Sciences, Computational Sciences (applied to Biotechnology, Medicine or Biological Sciences), Veterinary Sciences, Pharmaceutical Sciences and Agricultural Sciences. Master degree holders in Medicine or Dentistry (MD/MS/MDS or IMC designated equivalent) and Engineering/​Technology (M.Tech or AICTE designated equivalent) are also eligible to apply.


Cumulative publication of 6 as first or corresponding author or two granted Indian patents or one granted International patent.

To Apply

For more details on application procedure, click here.

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