10th Honda Young Engineer and Scientist’s Award Announced

  • Provides scholarships to 14 aspiring Engineers and Scientists
  • Opportunity for higher professional education in Japan

New Delhi, February 2nd, 2017: Honda Motor India Pvt. Ltd. (HMI) today presented the 10th Edition of the Young Engineer and Scientist’s (Y-E-S) Award for 2016 to 14 students from India’s premium science and technology institutes, the IITs, across India.

The Y-E-S Award was instituted by Honda Foundation in India in the year 2007. In India it is facilitated by Honda Motor India to nurture 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. It also provides platform for Japanese & Indian students to interact and exchange ideas related to  science, technology and industry.

Y-E-S Award is being given every year to bright students of the IITs after a rigorous evaluation by a panel of senior Honda executives and prominent Indian scientists.

The Chief Guest H.E. Mr. 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, was Mr. Hiroto Ishida, President, Honda Foundation who was the Guest of Honor. 

A scholarship of cash equivalent of US $3000 each, was presented to 14 students selected from eight IITs – Delhi, Bombay, Roorkee, Madras, Kharagpur, Kanpur, Guwahati and BHU on the basis of their Cumulative Grade Point Average (CGPA), Essays and 2 rounds of personal interviews with the selection committee of Honda Executives and Mr. Shirish Garud, Director- TERI, the chief assessor of the selection committee.

Talking about Y-E-S Award, Mr. Kenichi Takashima, President & CEO, Honda Motor India Pvt. Ltd. said, “We are very pleased to announce the 10th edition of Y-E-S Award. The journey has been phenomenal and we have received tremendous response and enthusiasm from the IIT students who put in their best efforts to showcase their work. So far we have awarded 126 such students in 10 years. Such platform encourages young professionals to involve in higher research in the field of technology. We want to provide them the opportunity with Y-E-S Award so that they can fulfill their dreams.”

The awardees for Y-E-S Award 2016 in India are:

Yash khandelwal IIT BHU
Nikhil Vinay Agarwal IIT BHU
Karan Naresh Chadha IIT Bombay
Arunabh Saxena IIT Bombay
Anshul Basia IIT Delhi
Jithin Krishnan B IIT Guwahati
Karttikeya Mangalam IIT Kanpur
Abhineet Singh Rajput IIT Kanpur
Chinmoy Samant IIT Kharagpur
Raghav Sanjay Sonavane IIT Kharagpur
Vedasri Godavarthi IIT Madras
Ajithkumar Narasimman IIT Madras
Sonali Srijan IIT Roorkee
Sheth Manthan Rajesh IIT Roorkee

About Honda Motor India Pvt. Limited

HMI is a wholly owned subsidiary of Honda Motor Co. Ltd., Japan. HMI is supporting all the Honda subsidiaries of India in After Sales operations to become best brand in India ensuring highest level of customer satisfaction.

About Honda Foundation 

Honda Foundation was established in 1977 with the objective of providing opportunity to scholars, researchers and specialists from all walks of life, irrespective of nationality, to meet each other and freely discuss the present state and the future of our civilization. The Honda Foundation is engaged in a variety of innovative activities worldwide, utilizing science and technology for the welfare of mankind and making way for pioneering research and innovation. The major activities include activities like organizing International Symposia & Seminars worldwide for exchange of knowledge and experience in eco-technology,   Honda Prize, which is awarded annually to an individual or group in recognition of the recipient’s remarkable achievement in the field of eco-technology. The Y-E-S Award which started in India in 2007 and 126 students in India have been awarded since its inception.