Utkarsh Bhatnagar (V D) won several awards in Chess in the year 2016. He secured the first position in Rapid and Blitz categories at the 65th GCA Invitational Chess Tournament held at Genius Chess Academy on May 22, 2016. In the ECA Students Chess Tournament held on May 28, 2016, he secured first position in the under- 11 category. Utkarsh also played for U-12 category in Indus Global Sports Foundation Chess Tournament held on June 12, 2016 and won the first position. He won third prize in Inter-school Chess Competition held at IETE College, Sagarpur on March 26, 2016.