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ISRO’s Young Scientist Programme – YUVIKA 2024

The Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) has launched the Young Scientist Programme, also known as YUVIKA, to nurture the curiosity and enthusiasm for space science among school children. This initiative aims to provide fundamental knowledge on Space Science, Technology, and Applications to young minds, especially those in rural areas, to inspire them towards STEM-based research and careers.

Program Details:

YUVIKA offers a two-week classroom training program with practical experiments, hands-on activities including CANSAT and robotics, model rocketry, interactions with ISRO scientists, and field visits to various ISRO centers across India.

Past Success:

The program has seen significant success in previous years, with increasing participation. In 2019, 111 students participated, followed by 153 in 2022, and a remarkable 337 students in 2023. The overwhelming response in 2023 with over 1.25 lakh registrations reflects the growing interest among students.

Registration for YUVIKA-2024:

Registration for YUVIKA-2024 is open from February 20 to March 20, 2024. Interested students can follow these steps:

  1. Register on the ISRO Antariksha Jigyasa Platform: https://jigyasa.iirs.gov.in/registration
  2. Verify your email by clicking on the verification link sent to your registered email ID.
  3. Participate in the SpaceQuiz after reading the guidelines carefully.
  4. Fill in your personal and educational details.
  5. Upload scanned and attested copies of certificates by the Principal/Head of School for verification.
  6. Generate the certificate for verification by the authorized signatory.
  7. Review all details before final submission, as applications cannot be edited later.

Eligibility Criteria:

Students studying in Class 9 as of January 1, 2024, within India, are eligible to apply for YUVIKA-2024. Applicants must ensure accuracy in their application details and uploaded documents.

For More Information: Applicants can visit the ISRO Antariksha Jigyasa website for detailed information: https://jigyasa.iirs.gov.in/yuvika

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