ISRO launched a special programme for school children as “Young Scientist Programme”

Shillong, Feb o7: The Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) has launched a special programme for school children named as “Young Scientist Programme” “Yuva VIgyani KAryakram (YUVIKA)” starting from the year 2019 in tune with the Government’s vision “Jai Vigyan, Jai Anusandhan” and also as part of the vision to expand the ongoing Capacity Building and outreach initiative of ISRO.

The maiden programme during 2019 was a major success and ISRO has decided to continue this program. 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. The programme is for young and meritorious students who are studying in 9th standard (in the academic year 2019-20).

The residential training will be for two weeks duration during 11-22 May, 2020. Three students from each State and Union Territory will be selected to participate in this programme covering State,CBSE,ICSE syllabus. 5 additional seats are reserved for Overseas Citizen on India (OCI) candidates across country.

The selection will be based on 8th standard marks and extracurricular activities through online registration. The interested students can register online through ISRO website: during 03-24 February, 2020.

The students selected from North Eastern States and West Bengal will be attending the YUVIKA program at North Eastern Space Application Centre (NESAC). The participants will be given a chance to visit the ISRO rocket launching Centre, Satish Dhawan Space Centre (SDSC), Shriharikotta during the programme.

The selected students will be accommodated in ISRO guest houses/hostels and expenditure towards the travel of student, course material, lodging and boarding etc., during entire course will be borne by ISRO.

II AC train fare will also be provided for one guardian/parent for drop and pick up of student from reporting centre.This was informed by the Director, North Eastern Space Application Centre, Umiam, Ri Bhoi District, Meghalaya.


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