Cars India Ltd. (HCIL) presented the 12th Edition of the Young Engineer and
Scientist’s (Y-E-S) Award for 2018-19 to 14 students from India’s premium
science and technology institute, the IITs, across India.
Y-E-S Award was instituted by the Honda Foundation in India in 2007 and is
facilitated by Honda Cars India, to nurture young students who have excelled in
the area of science and technology and aspire for higher academic achievement.
With this programme, 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 and Indian youth expected to lead
science, technology and industry.
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
Guest H.E. Kenji Hiramatsu, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary,
Embassy of Japan, presented the Award to the students in recognition of their
outstanding all-round performance in academics. Also present on the occasion,
were Hiroto Ishida, President, Honda Foundation and Dr. (Ms.) Kazuko Matsumoto,
Director, Honda Foundation, who was also the Guest of Honor.
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
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 Kodur, IIT Madras / Shubhanshi Singh, IIT Kanpur / Soham
Dibyachintan, IIT Bombay
Source: Honda Cars India Ltd
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