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Indian National Young Academy of Science

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The Indian National Young Academy of Sciences (INYAS) is the national academy of young scientists from India, established as a platform for young researchers from different disciplines of science, technology, and medicine across the country. INYAS was established in 2015 under the initiative of the Indian National Science Academy and is the only recognized academy of young scientists from India to be recognized by the Global Young Academy[1]. INYAS is headquartered within the office premises of its parent organization INSA, New Delhi [2]. It is also a signatory to the declaration on the Core Values of Young Academies, adopted at World Science Forum, Budapest on 20 November 2019.[3]

Named afterWorld Science Forum
HeadquartersNew Delhi
Dr. Chandra Shekhar Sharma
Parent organization
Indian National Science Academy


INYAS was founded by the INSA Council in December 2014 and came into existence formally in June 2015.[4][5] The founding members of INYAS were chosen by INSA amongst the recipients of the INSA medal for the Young Scientists.[6] Since 2017, INYAS has maintained its own peer-reviewed selection procedure for selection of prospective members. The founding chair of INYAS was Dr. Anandita Bhadra,[7] Dr. Mahesh Kumar served as chairperson until 2020. The current chairperson of INYAS is Dr. Chandra Shekhar Sharma. The governing body of INYAS consists of the Chairperson and Core Committee, elected through a voting process by INYAS members. The tenure of Chair and also of Core Committee members is for two years. The maximum number of members in INYAS at a given time is capped at 100, and membership term is fixed for a period of five-years. INYAS is represented by young researchers from a diverse range of institutions across India, including Indian Institutes of Technology, National Institutes of Technology, Indian Institutes of Science Education and Research, laboratories affiliated with the Council of Scientific and Industrial Research and central and state universities. Its members includes experts from a wide range of domains including physical, chemical, mathematical, biological, engineering, and earth & atmospheric sciences. For better reach to the society, INYAS has seven local chapters in Delhi NCR, Chandigarh, Mumbai, Kolkata, Bhuvaneshwar, Lucknow Kanpur, and Hyderabad and North-East. These chapters liaison with local chapters of senior science academies as well as other societies, institutions, etc., to initiate new activities and exponentially increase the impact on ground level.


INYAS provide a unified voice to the young scientists in the country, work towards science popularization and improve the foundation of science within the Indian society. INYAS also engenders discussion on pertinent issues related to science policy matters that require interdisciplinary expertise and participation of relevant stakeholders, including students, faculties, administrators, policy makers, etc. INYAS encourages and promotes scientific culture in which excellence in research is valued through its various activities including providing recognition to young researchers in universities and institutions, conducting remote area lectures, science camps, career guidance series, joint events with state S&T departments, industries, etc. Besides, it is active towards national, international, and interdisciplinary collaboration and dialogue [8][9][10].

During COVID-19 pandemic, INYAS has played an important role in creating awareness amongst civil society[11], and dispelling myth related to COVID-19 and vaccination though organizing seminar series such as Vigyan Setu[12] and Gyanteeka[13][14][15]. INYAS local chapters work with local educational institutions to disseminate information in regional languages, provide guidance to young students for careers in science and identify outstanding research being carried out by young researchers.[16]


  1. "Report on the Sixth Annual General Body Meeting of the Indian National Young Academy of Sciences (INYAS)". Global Young Academy. Retrieved 2021-10-10.
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  3. "Home | World Science Forum". Retrieved 2021-12-23.
  4. "Indian National Young Academy of Science (INYAS) successfully founded". Global Young Academy. Retrieved 2021-10-10.
  5. "Upcoming membership call for India's first young scientists' academy". IndiaBioscience. 2015-07-28. Retrieved 2021-10-10.
  6. "Newsletter – INYAS". Retrieved 2021-10-10.
  7. "Anindita Bhadra". Global Young Academy. Retrieved 2021-10-10.
  8. "Eminent plant biologist focuses on science outreach, special training for women". The Indian Express. 2021-02-20. Retrieved 2021-10-10.
  9. "Pune campus diary: A seminar on mutations, fun with hands-on science, and more". The Indian Express. 2021-07-03. Retrieved 2021-10-10.
  10. "Two-day INYAS virtual meeting". The Hindu. 2020-08-03. ISSN 0971-751X. Retrieved 2021-10-10.
  11. "INYAS launches multipronged nationwide mass awareness campaign to bust myths about Covid 19 vaccination programme". Retrieved 2021-10-10.
  12. "Nurturing a support system for India's women scientists". Research Matters. 2020-02-28. Retrieved 2021-10-10.
  13. "Indian National Young Academy of Sciences to conduct mass awareness drive against misconceptions about COVID-19 vaccines - New Delhi Times - India Only International Newspaper". New Delhi Times. 2021-04-09. Retrieved 2021-10-10.
  14. "Coronavirus | Variants with two specific mutations may evade antibodies, says virologist Shahid Jameel". The Hindu. PTI. 2021-02-21. ISSN 0971-751X. Retrieved 2021-10-10.
  15. "GYANTEEKA - INYAS COVID Vaccine Webinar Series III". IndiaBioscience. Retrieved 2021-10-10.
  16. "INYAS institutes three awards for best PhD theses". Telangana Today. 2020-10-21. Retrieved 2021-10-10.

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