Budding Engineers and Scientists Felicitated at YES Awards

Budding Engineers and Scientists Felicitated at YES Awards

Honda Cars India Ltd (HCIL) today presented the 12th Edition of the Young Engineer and Scientist’s (Y-E-S) Award for 2018-19 to 14 students from IITs across India. Y-E-S Award is bestowed every year to bright students of the IITs after a rigorous evaluation by a panel of senior Honda executives and prominent Indian scientists. So far, Honda has awarded 154 such students over the last 12 years.

A scholarship of cash equivalent of US $3000 each, was presented to 14 students selected from six IITs - Bombay, Madras, Kharagpur, Kanpur, Roorkee and Guwahati on the basis of their Cumulative Grade Point Average (CGPA), essays and 2 rounds of personal interviews with the selection committee of senior Honda Executives and Shirish Garud, Director- TERI, the chief assessor of the selection committee. The winners will also get an opportunity for higher professional education in Japan.

The Y-E-S Award was instituted by the Honda Foundation in India in 2007 and nurtures young students who have excelled in the area of science and technology and aspire for higher academic achievement. With this program, Honda Foundation hopes to promote dissemination of eco-technology among the young generations and, at the same time, to strengthen interaction and exchange between Japanese & Indian youth expected to lead science, technology and industry, the company noted.

Gaku Nakanishi, President & CEO, HCIL, said such a platform encourages young professionals to involve in higher research in the field of technology.

The awardees for Y-E-S Award 2018-19 in India are:

Aakila Rajan

IIT Madras

Akash Bhardwaj

IIT Kanpur

Alok Gupta

IIT Roorkee

Khyati Kiyawat

IIT Roorkee

Kinjal Saxena

IIT Bombay

Lakshmi Vasanta Majety

IIT Kharagpur

Mayur Joshi

IIT Madras

Nirmalya Panigrahi

IIT Kharagpur

Prateek Manocha

IIT Guwahati

Pushkar Saraf

IIT Bombay

Sabyasachi Sen

IIT Kharagpur

Sai Uttej Koduri

IIT Madras

Shubhanshi Singh

IIT Kanpur

Soham Dibyachintan

IIT Bombay