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Applications are accepted and considered once per annum. For the year 2021-22, applications will be accepted from 15th September till 22nd September, 2021.

Mode of Application

Eligible candidates from affiliated Indian Institutes of Technology can apply online through the Honda Y-E-S Award website (

The following documents are to be attached with the online application form of Honda Y-E-S Award:- 

  • For attachments of documents - All the documents have to be uploaded in the PDF formats only apart from your passport size photograph.
  • Transcript with CGPA for all four semesters or Individual CGPA marksheet for all 4 semesters.
  • On the spot essay to be given this time at the respective IITs
  • Certificates of distinguished awards or prizes received, if any. Minimum 3 certificates have to be uploaded in the application form under Other section of A, B & C (Mandatory).

Selection Process for Y-E-S Award

Awardees will be selected in the following manner:-
  • Y-E-S Administration Office (YAO) collects all applications;
  • Y-E-S Award Selection Committee (ASC) scores applications and essays;
  • ASC interviews shortlisted candidates;
  • The Japanese HOF Grant Committee (HCG) examines the finalist list and decides awardees.

Selection Process for “Y-E-S Award Plus”
There will be no separate selection process for the Y-E-S Award Plus. Any Y-E-S Award recipient who meets the conditions above may request this award, and their requests are received and confirmed by the YAO, and then approved by the Honda Foundation Y-E-S Office (“HOF Y-E-S Office”) in Tokyo.

The Y-E-S Award Plus is not an independent program, but a constituent part of the Honda Y-E-S Award program.