Dr. Athi N. Naganathan, Assistant Professor, Department of Biotechnology has been awarded the Innovative Young Biotechnologist Award (IYBA) for the year 2012 by the Department of Biotechnology (DBT), New Delhi. IYBA was instituted by the Department of Biotechnology in the year 2005, as an attractive, career-oriented scheme to identify and nurture outstanding young scientists with innovative ideas and desire to pursue research in frontier areas of Biotechnology. Dr. Athi Naganathan is one among 15 to be conferred the Award for 2012.