ISRO Announces Young Scientist Programme 2024 (YUVIKA)

New Delhi: Students selected based on marks scored in last examination, co-curricular and extra-curricular activities

BY | Saturday, 17 February, 2024

The Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) has announced called “Young Scientist Programme” or “YUva VIgyani KAryakram” (YUVIKA) to encourage school children to pursue in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) based research and aligned career.

Conceived to impart basic knowledge on Space Science, Space Technology and Space Applications to the younger students with a preference to rural areas of the country, the programme was conducted successfully in 2019, 2022 and 2023 with the participation of 111, 153 and 337 students respectively, representing each and every State and Union Territory of India. The students are selected from all states and union territories based on marks scored in their last examination, co-curricular and extra-curricular activities.

The programme envisages two weeks’ class room training, practical demonstration of experiments, hands on CANSAT, Robotic kit, Model rocketry interactions with ISRO scientists and field visits. The course covers class room lectures, hands on activity like robotics challenge, DIY assembly of rocket/satellite, sky gazing, etc., technical facility visits, and interaction with space scientists.

How to Register for YUVIKA-2024?

The registration process for YUVIKA-2024 will be held from February 20 to March 20, 2024.

Step-1: Register in ISRO Antariksha Jigyasa Platform:

Step-2: Verify your email as received after successful registration in above website. Please click on the verification link sent to your registered email ID.

Step-3: Participate in SpaceQuiz. Read Quiz guidelines carefully before appearing for the quiz.

Step-4: Fill your personal profile and education details.

Step-5: Student need to take photo copy of the certificates and attest the same by the Principal/Head of School signing the certificate for verification. The verified certificate needs to scan and upload into the website. The photo copy of attested certificates and certificate for verification need to be uploaded at the website.

Step-6: Generate your certificate for verification by your Principal/Head of School/ Parent/ Guardian (Any mismatch observed in the attached certificate(s) by the student and certificate for verification submitted by student will liable for cancellation of candidature of the student).

Step-7: Scan and upload your document and submit the application.

Who can apply for YUVIKA – 2024?

Students studying in Class 9 as on January 1, 2024, within India are eligible to apply for the ISRO Young Scientist Programme (YUVIKA).

For more information, applicant students can visit the website of ISRO Antariksha Jigyasa:

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