The year has begun on a happy note for IITKGP with three of its students bagging the prestigious Y-E-S (Young Engineer and Scientist’s) award for 2017-18. The award, together with a cash prize of US$ 3,000, is presented every year by the Honda Motor India Pvt Ltd to students for academic brilliance and for their contribution in guiding society towards an ecotechnological orientation. The three award-winners from IITKGP, Piyush Nanda, Bindu Sancheti and Ayan Majumder undeniably have a brilliant track record.
Sancheti ranks second among dual degree students of chemical engineering and is among the top 5% students to be offered a major change owing to her outstanding performance in the first year. Majumder too is currently ranked second amongst dual degree students of mechanical engineering in the institute. Nanda, a third year UG student of biotechnology, won the IconSWM Excellent Paper Award, 2016 at the 6th International Conference on solid waste man.