Mumbai, March 23, 2018: YES BANK, India’s fourth largest private sector bank held a felicitation ceremony for 30 meritorious students from select 22 premier Business Schools and Engineering Colleges across India, as part of its annual scholarship program, YES FUTURE READY. The initiative aimed at empowering future business leaders, seeks to identify exemplary scholars and nurture Design-Thinking, Innovation, Creativity-led Entrepreneurship mindsets in addition to enabling deserving students with a scholarship amount of INR 2,00,000.
In addition to the scholarship given to the candidates, they will also receive a carefully crafted year-long mentorship by YES BANK’s top management, Pre-placement Interview offers, access to ‘Future Ready’ courses on Coursera and an opportunity to work on emerging-tech based live projects.
The 30 YES FUTURE READY scholars were chosen post a stringent evaluation process which included selection basis not only academic and co-curricular achievements but also personality traits, Cognitive Ability and Situational Judgment followed by an interview with senior leaders of YES BANK.
The 4th edition of the scholarship program this year saw over 3000 applicants from reputed institutes like IIM – Ahmedabad, Bangalore, Kolkata, Lucknow, Kozhikode, Indore & Shillong, XLRI, IIT – Bombay, Delhi & Madras, BITS Pilani, MDI, NITIE among others, of which, 30 meritorious candidates were finally named YES FUTURE READY Scholars for the year 2018. YES BANK and congratulate all participants for the overwhelming response and enthusiasm shown.
Commenting on the 4th edition of YES BANK’s scholarship program, Mr. Rana Kapoor, MD & CEO, YES BANK, said, “At YES BANK, it is our constant endeavor to engage with the youth and channelize their entrepreneurial spirit in the right direction. YES BANK’s scholarship program, in its fourth year now, has endeavored to make the scholars Future Ready, by making available skills, resources and mentorship focused on new-age digital and technology focused aspects, beyond their college curriculum.
In line with YES BANK’s ethos of Professional Entrepreneurship, YES FUTURE READY scholarship aims to nurture the dreams and aspirations of India’s budding business minds.”
YES FUTURE READY scholars of 2018 were felicitated at Indian School of Design and Entrepreneurship in Mumbai with the YES FUTURE READY trophy along with INR 2,00,000 each and were witness to a riveting fireside chat between new age start-up entrepreneurs like Priya Sharma, Founder, Zest Money, Mayank Kumar, Founder & CEO, UpGrad and Vinay Mathews, Founder, Faircent. The scholars were also part of exclusive networking dinner with the start-up entrepreneurs, hosted post the felicitation ceremony.