Honda Motor India has announced Ninth Young Engineers and Scientists’ (Y-E-S) awards for 2015 in India. The Y-E-S awards—instituted by Honda Foundation in 2008 to encourage and support young Indian engineers and scientists—were presented to 14 IIT students last week in Delhi by His Excellency Kenji Hiramatsu, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary, Embassy of Japan. Also present at the occasion were Akira Kojima, director, Honda Foundation, and Keita Muramatsu, director, Honda Motor India Pvt Ltd.
The Y-E-S platform, Honda says, provides financial assistance to young Indian engineers and researchers. It also gives them an opportunity to acquire higher professional education in Japan. This year, a scholarship of cash equivalent of $3,000 each was presented to the 14 students selected from eight IITs—Delhi, Bombay, Roorkee, Madras, Kharagpur, Kanpur, Guwahati and BHU—on the basis of their Cumulative Grade Point Average, technical papers, essays and one-on-one interviews. Muramatsu said that, over the last nine years, a total of 112 students have been awarded.
The awardees this year include:
—Archit Agarwal and Soumyadeep Paul, IIT BHU;
—Palak Jain, IIT Bombay;
—Rushikesh A Handal, IIT Delhi;
—Saanwra Khod and Varnika Menghnani, IIT Guwahati;
—Hardik Parwana and Saksham Agarwal, IIT Kanpur;
—Arna Ghosh, IIT Kharagpur;
—R Sai Akshaya, B Ramasubramanian and Raghul Manosh Kumar, IIT Madras;
—Sidak Pal Singh and Sopan Khosla, IIT Roorkee.