ISRO’s Young Scientist Program YUVIKA 2022 Invites Applications from School Students

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The Indian Space Research Organisation’s Yuva Vigyani Karyakram (YUVIKA) or Young Scientist Programme is a special initiative with an objective to impart basic knowledge on space technology, space science and space applications to young students, especially in rural areas.

It also expects to create a platform that encourages more students to pursue Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) based research/ careers.

Things to know:

  • This is a two-week residential programme for students in Class 9 as of 1 March 2022.
  • It includes invited talks, experience sharing by eminent scientists, experimental demonstration, lab visits, exclusive sessions for discussions with experts, practical and feedback sessions.
  • Applicants must be students from a school located within the territory of India.
  • A total of 150 students will be selected for the programme with minimum participation from each state/ union territory.
  • The selection will be based on the marks obtained in Class 8, participation in the science fair, membership in scout and guides/ NCC/ NSS, victory in science competitions and online quiz, all within the past three years.
  • Students from a school located within the panchayat area will be given special weightage.
  • Students will be taken to visit Satish Dhawan Space Centre in Sriharikota, on completion of the programme.
  • All expenditures including travel, lodging and boarding will be borne by ISRO.
  • Travel fare for one parent/ guardian will also be provided.
  • The programme will take place between 16 and 28 May 2022.
  • For more details, go through the official website.

How to apply:

Important dates:

  • Opening date of application – 10 March 2022, 10.30 am
  • Last date for submitting an application – 10 April 2022, 4 pm
  • Announcement of provisional selection list – 20 April 2022

In case of queries, write to yuvika@isro.gov.in.

Author: Aaron Ryan