ISRO Announces Young Scientist Programme 2024 (YUVIKA)

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ISRO Announces Young Scientist Programme-2024 For School Students 

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Ministry of Science & Technology and ISRO Announces Young Scientist Programme-2024 For School Children. Registration Open. Read Details, date and How to Apply. 

ISRO News: Children and youth have fascination for space and universe. They are very curious and wish to know everything about all the celestial phenomenon.

To address this staunch curiosity of young minds, Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) is organising a special programme for School Children called “Young Scientist Programme” “YUva VIgyani KAryakram” (YUVIKA).

The key objective of this ISRO YUVIKA-2024 initiative is to impart basic knowledge on Space Science, Space Technology and Space Applications to the younger students in emerging trends in space science and technology.

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ISRO has chalked out this programme to “Catch them young”. As we all are aware that the youngsters can involve and excel in space science and technology if they get an opportunity because they are the future building blocks of our nation.

YUVIKA programme is also expected to encourage more students to pursue in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) based research and aligned career.

Young Scientist Programme – YUVIKA was 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 YUVIKA programme is thus aimed at creating awareness about the emerging trends in science and technology amongst the school going students. 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 ISRO YUVIKA-2024 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 were divided into five batches based on the geographical locations and imparted training at VSSC, URSC, SAC, NRSC, NESAC, SDSC SHAR & IIRS.

ISRO received an overwhelming response for YUVIKA – 2023, as more than 1.25 lakhs students had registered for YUVIKA – 2023 from all corners 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.

YUVIKA – 2024 Important Dates 

Serial No. Activities Date
1. Announcement of Programme Feb. 15, 2024
2 Registration starts Feb. 20, 2024
3 Registration ends Mar. 20, 2024
4 Release of First selection list Mar. 28, 2024
5 Release of Second selection list (due to vacancy/non confirmation in first selection list) Apr. 4, 2024
6 Reporting by Selected students at respective ISRO centres May 12, 2024 or as intimated by ISRO through registered email of the student.
7 YUVIKA Programme May 13-24,2024
8 Send-off date for selected students from respective centre May 25 , 2024

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 ISRO YUVIKA-2024?

ISRO has announced the YUVIKA-2024. The registration process for ISRO 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.

ISRO Young Scientist Programme 2024 (YUVIKA)
ISRO Young Scientist Programme 2024 (YUVIKA)

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). Applicants are advised to review carefully all the details entered in the application form, uploaded documents and certificates before submitting the application form.

The selection of participants in YUVIKA-2024 will be carried out on the basis of following parameters:

Marks obtained in Class 8 exam. 50 %
Performance in the online quiz 10%
Participation in science fair (school / district / state & above level in last 3 years) 2/5/10%
Rank in Olympiad or equivalent (1 to 3 rank in School / District / State & above level in last 3 years) 2/4/5%
Winners of sport competitions ( 1 to 3 rank in School / District / State & above level in last 3 years) 2/4/5%
Scout and Guides / NCC / NSS Member in last 3 years 5%
Studying in Village / Rural School located in Panchayat area 15%

Registration for YUVIKA-2024 will start from 20th February, 2024

Applications once submitted cannot be edited or modified later. For more information, applicant students can visit the website of ISRO Antariksha Jigyasa:


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