ISRO Young Scientist Program (Yuvika/ యువిక) Online Registrations 2020: Indian Space Research Organisation has launched a special programme for School Children called “Young Scientist Programme” i.e., “YUva VIgyani KAryakram”(युविका) from the year 2019, in tune with the Government’s vision “Jai Vigyan, Jai Anusandhan”.
The Program is primarily aimed at imparting basic knowledge on Space Technology, Space Science and Space Applications to the younger ones with the intent of arousing their interest in the emerging areas of Space activities. The YUVIKA program is thus aimed at creating awareness amongst the youngsters who are the future building blocks of our Nation. ISRO has chalked out this programme to “Catch them young”.
The programme will be of two weeks duration during summer holidays (second half of May 2020) and the schedule will include invited talks, experience sharing by the eminent scientists, facility and lab visits, exclusive sessions for discussions with experts, practical and feedback sessions.
“Online registration for the Indian space agency’s young scientist programme ‘Yuva Vigyani Karyakram (Yuvika)’ closes at 6 p.m. on March 5” according to the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO).
The programme is primarily aimed at imparting basic knowledge on Space Technology, Space Science and Space Applications to the younger ones with the intent of arousing their interest in the emerging areas of space activities.
According to ISRO, the programme will be of two weeks duration during summer holidays (May 11-22, 2020) and the schedule will include invited talks, experience sharing by the eminent scientists, facility and lab visits, exclusive sessions for discussions with experts, practical and feedback sessions
The space agency has launched the Young Scientist Programme last year and the second edition is scheduled to be held in May 2020. It is proposed to select 3 students each from each State/ Union Territory to participate in this programme covering CBSE, ICSE and State syllabus.
There are a few seats left for the programme and it is proposed to select through online registration. Those who have just completed 9th standard (in the academic year 2019-20) and waiting to join 10th Std (or just joined 10th Std) will be eligible for the online registration.
Eligibility criteria: Those who have finished class VIII and currently studying in class IX can apply for the programme. The selection is based on academic performance. Students from rural areas have been given special weightage in the selection criteria. The list of the selected candidates from each state will be announced by the last week of March. Three students from each state/Union Territory will participate in this programme every year covering CBSE, ICSE and state-board syllabus.
ISRO invitation to young scientists*: Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) has released the Young Scientist Program (Yuvika) notification, which aims to educate students on space science. ISRO has launched science programs from this year under the name of Jai Vigyan, Jai Anusandhan, the Central Government Vision.
Students will be educated in three sections. The program will focus on space Knowledge, space science and space applications. It will continue for two weeks in May. For this purpose, three students from each state will be selected.
Those who have read ninth grade in 2019 – 20 and are eligible for admission in tenth class will be eligible. Interested students can apply on the ISRO website from 3 to 05-03-2020. The list of eligibles will be announced on 02-30-2020. Students will be trained at four centres in ISRO.
Selection Criteria: The selection is based on the 8th Standard academic performance and extracurricular activities. The selection criteria are given below.
|1||Performance in the 8th Std Examination||50%|
|2||Membership of Science Club/Space Club||5%|
|3||Prize in any school-based individual extracurricular activity (Elocution/Debate/Essay Writing, science quiz, computer modelling, scientific prototype model making, etc.,) at District/State/National/ International Level (The higher level will be considered for weightage)||2/4/6/10%|
|4||Winners of District/State/National/International Level sports activities (The higher level will be considered for weightage)||2/4/6/10%|
|5||Scout and Guides/NCC/NSS Member||5%|
|6||Studying in Village/Rural School (Certificate of proof to this effect to be produced from the head of the school . Criteria: The school, where the candidate is studying should be located in Panchayath Area)||20%|
Students belonging to the rural area have been given special weightage in the selection criteria. In case there is a tie between the selected candidates, the younger candidates will be given priority.
How To Apply
How to register for ISRO Young Scientist Program (Yuvika ): Applications for the second edition of the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) Young Scientist Programme 2020 will begin on February 3. The two-week residential programme will be held at the four centres of ISRO located in Ahmedabad, Bangalore, Shillong and Thiruvananthapuram from May 11 to 22. The programme is aimed at imparting basic knowledge on space technology, space science and space applications to students. The interested students can register online through the ISRO website: www.isro.gov.in by March 05.
- Visit the official website: https://www.isro.gov.in/
- Search for the Young Scientist Programme (Yuvika ) – Online Registration Link in the Updates section
- Young Scientist Programme (Yuvika ) – Online Registration page will be opened and read the notification carefully.
- In this click on the “Click here to register for YUVIKA” link
- YUVIKA Registration Form will be opened
- Fill the YUVIKA Registration Form with the required information and click on submit button
- Print your registration form for future reference
YUVIKA Registration Form: ISRO Yuvika Online Registrations Link
Important Dates for YUVIKA Programme:
A few seats are left for the programme and the interested students can register online through ISRO website www.isro.gov.in from February 03, 2020 (1700 hrs) to 05 March 2020 (1800 hrs). The exact link will be available on 03 February 2020. The list of the provisionally selected candidates from each state will be announced on 10 March 2020. The provisionally selected candidates will be requested to upload the attested copies of the relevant certificates on or before 23 March 2020. After verifying the relevant certificates the final selection list will be published on 30 March 2020.
The programme is planned at 4 centres of ISRO during the second half of May 2020. The selected students will be accommodated in ISRO guest houses/hostels. Expenditure towards the travel of student (II AC fare by train from nearest Railway Station to the reporting centre and back), course material, lodging and boarding etc., during the entire course, will be borne by ISRO. II AC fare will also be provided to one guardian/parent for drop and pick up of student from the reporting centre.
- YUVIKA Online Registrations: February 03 to March 05
- Provisional Selection List announcement: 10-03-2020
- Selected Candidates upload required documents: 26-03-2020
- Final Selection List will be released: 31-03-2020 – Proceedings