Yuvika Programme of ISRO: Register by April 3
Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) has invited applications from School Children for the ‘Young Scientist Programme’, YUva VIgyani KAryakram’ (YUVIKA) being held in tune with the Government’s vision ‘Jai Vigyan, Jai Anusandhan’.
This ‘Catch them young’ 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 aims at creating awareness amongst the youngsters who are the future building blocks of the Nation.
The programme will be of two weeks duration during summer holidays (second half of May 2019) 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.
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.
The selection is based on academic performance in the 8th Standard and extracurricular activities. The selection criteria are given in the Notification link at ‘Updates’ at https://www.isro.gov.in/. Students belonging to the rural area will be given special weightage in the selection criteria. In case there is tie between the selected candidates, the younger candidates will be given priority.
Applications can be registered online through the Programme link at https://www.isro.gov.in/ by 1800 hrs on 3rd April 2019. The list of the provisionally selected candidates from each state will be announced on 6th April, 2019. 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 13th April 2019.
The progamme is planned at 4 centres of ISRO during the second half of May 2019. 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.
For more details, the announcement may be seen.