ISRO Young Scientist Program (Yuvika) Online Registrations 2020: Indian Space Research Organisation has launched a special programme for School Children called “Young Scientist Programme” i.e., “YUva VIgyani KAryakram” from this year, 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 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.
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 2018-19) and waiting to join 10th Std (or just joined 10th Std) will be eligible for the online registration.
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 2018 – 19 and are eligible for admission in tenth class will be eligible. Interested students can apply on ISRO website from March 25 to April 3. The list of eligibles will be announced on April 6th. Students will be trained at four centers in ISRO.
The selection is based on the 8th Standard academic performance and extracurricular activities. The selection criteria is 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 modeling, 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 tie between the selected candidates, the younger candidates will be given priority.
How to register for ISRO Young Scientist Program (Yuvika ):
- Visit the official website: https://www.isro.gov.in/
- Search for the Young Scientist Programme (Yuvika ) – Online Registration Link in 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 withe required information and click on submit button
- Print your registration form for future reference
YUVIKA Registration Form:
Important Dates for YUVIKA Programme:
A few seats are left for the programme and the interested students can register online with the link given below from 25 March 2020 (1800 hrs) to 03 April 2020 (1800 hrs). The list of the provisionally selected candidates from each state will be announced on 06 April 2020. The provisionally selected candidates will be requested to send the attested copies of the relevant certificates through E-mail. After verifying the relevant certificates the final selection list will be published on 13 April 2020.
The progamme 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 Railwy 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.