Dr. Nirotpal Mrinal, Assistant Professor, Faculty of Life Sciences and Biotechnlogy, South Asian University has been conferred the INSA Young Scientist Award 2013 for his outstanding research contributions.  The award was instituted in 1974 by the Indian National Science Academy (INSA), a premier science Academy in India, with an aim of distinguishing young scientists of extraordinary promise and creativity who have made notable contributions in their respective fields of Science and Technology.

Each year, 30 promising scientists below the age of 35 are selected by a committee for the award. The award comes with a medal and a cash prize of INR 25000.