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YES BANK Awards 30 Students from 20 Top B-Schools across India with YES ASPIRE Scholarship

• 30 students received a scholarship of INR 2 Lac each

• Scholars identified after a rigorous 3 step process from 20 top B-Schools including IIMs, XLRI and FMS amongst others

• Scholars to receive year long mentorship from YES BANK’s Top Management team

Mumbai, March 30, 2016: YES BANK, India’s fifth largest private sector bank, today awarded 30 students from 20 Top B-Schools across India with the YES ASPIRE scholarship. Founded in 2015, YES ASPIRE is a scholarship program that aims to provide a grooming platform for aspiring young leaders who would lead India into the next wave of socio economic growth.

Under this thought leadership initiative of YES BANK, 30 exceptional scholars from India’s top B-Schools with leadership qualities and holistic academic performance have been rewarded INR 2 Lac each to help pursue their entrepreneurial vision. In addition to the scholarship amount, the scholars would get the opportunity to receive mentorship from YES BANK’s Top Management team and also participate in the Bank’s exclusive knowledge events throughout the year.

Speaking about YES ASPIRE, Mr. Rana Kapoor, Managing Director & CEO, YES BANK and Chief Mentor, YES ASPIRE said, “I believe today’s young and aspiring leaders are creating a tectonic shift in the business and entrepreneurship ecosystem in India through Design Thinking, Innovation and Creativity. In line with YES BANK’s ethos of Professional Entrepreneurship, YES ASPIRE scholarship aims to nurture the dreams and aspirations of India’s budding business minds and be the wind beneath their wings”.

30 YES ASPIRE Scholars from 20 Top B-Schools across India

The second edition of YES ASPIRE commenced in January 2016, inviting 250 applicants from 20 partner B-schools in India. The applications were evaluated on the basis of their academic, co-curricular and extra-curricular achievements along with an online assessment test. The selected top 100 students shared a video SOP on “My YES ASPIREations”, highlighting their aspirations and career goals. The final selections were made on the basis of a personal interview conducted with each of the shortlisted applicants.

In November 2015, YES BANK concluded the fourth edition of its flagship B-School program- Transformation Series. YES ASPIRE is another such initiative by the Bank to engage with business schools across India.

YES ASPIRE Scholars – 2016

Rishabh Gupta – FMS

Shriram Sundar – FMS

Anirudh Jain - IIM Ahmedabad

Ganesh Kumar Baskar - IIM Ahmedabad

Swapnil Agarwal - IIM Ahmedabad

Karthik Sridharan - IIM Ahmedabad

Siddharth Daga - IIM Ahmedabad

Puneet Gupta - IIM Ahmedabad

Ankur Garg - IIM Ahmedabad

Bhavesh Mittal - IIM Bangalore

Mishita Jaiswal - IIM Bangalore

Kanika Bansal - IIM Bangalore

Pankhuri Goel - IIM Calcutta

Soumyasree Chakraborty - IIM Calcutta

Harbani Lamba - IIM Indore

Sanya Singh - IIM Indore

Sunaina Kapoor - IIM Kozhikode

Anand Agarwal - IIM Kozhikode

Pallavi Dani - IIM Lucknow

Ishita Basu - IIM Lucknow

Vaishali Sabherwal - IIM Lucknow

Prachi Modi - IIM Shillong

Mohit Kanjwani - IIM Shillong

Aayush Bansal – IIM Udaipur

Ira Tyal – IRMA

Kadam Pradip – NITIE

Akansha Goenka – NMIMS

Nupur Bhatia – NMIMS

Prateek Wadhwa – SCMHRD

Parul Sharma - XLRI


YES BANK, India’s fifth largest private sector Bank with a pan India presence across all 29 states and 7 Union Territories of India, headquartered in the Lower Parel Innovation District (LPID) of Mumbai, is the outcome of the professional & entrepreneurial commitment of its Founder Rana Kapoor and its Top Management team, to establish a high quality, customer centric, service driven, private Indian Bank catering to the future businesses of India.

YES BANK has adopted international best practices, the highest standards of service quality and operational excellence, and offers comprehensive banking and financial solutions to all its valued customers.

YES BANK has a knowledge driven approach to banking, and offers a superior customer experience for its retail, corporate and emerging corporate banking clients. YES BANK is steadily evolving as the Professionals’ Bank of India with the long term mission of “Building the Finest Quality Bank of the World in India by 2020”.

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