Ten Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) students Saturday received Honda Motor's Young Engineers and Scientists (YES) awards here for excellence in the field of science and technology.
M.G.K. Menon, advisor with the Indian Space Research Organisation, presented the awards to the 10 students, selected from five IITs on the basis of their performances.
A cash scholarship of $3,000 was given to the students, who also have the option of training or studying in Japan for which an additional scholarship of $10,000 will be given.
The YES awards programme have been designed to strengthen India-Japan ties by providing financial aid to young researchers and engineers.
"The initiative is an attempt to encourage the talent in the country and empower the aspiring scientists and engineers of India by giving them avenues to excel in areas of eco-technology," said Honda Motor India head M. Takedagawa.