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ISRO launches ‘Young Scientist Programme’ for class 11 students

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The Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) is organising a special programme for school children called “Young Scientist Programme” “YUva VIgyani KAryakram”, YUVIKA, to impart basic knowledge on Space Technology, Space Science and Space Applications to the younger students with a preference to rural areas.

The programme is aimed at creating awareness about the emerging trends in science and technology amongst the youngsters, who are the future building blocks of our nation. ISRO has chalked out this programme to “Catch them young”.The programme is also expected to encourage more students to pursue Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) based research /career.

The YUVIKA – 2022 residential programme will be of two weeks duration during summer holidays (May 16-28, 2022) and the schedule will include invited talks, experience sharing by the eminent scientists, experimental demonstration, facility and lab visits, exclusive sessions for discussions with experts, practical and feedback sessions.

The programme aims to select 150 students across the country, who are studying in class IX as on March 01, 2022 in a school located within the territory of India.

The selection of participants will be on the basis of following parameters:
1. Marks obtained in Class ‘VIII’ examination.
2. Participation in science fair (school / district / state & above level organised by school / district / state / Central government authority) in the last three years.
3. Prize in Olympiad / Science competitions and equivalent (1 to 3 rank in the last 3 years at school / district / state & above level) in the last three years.
4. Winner of sports competitions conducted by School / Govt. / Institutions / Registered Sports federation (1 to 3 rank in the last 3 years at school / district / state & above level) in the last three years. Winner of online games will not be considered.
5. Member of Scout and guides / NCC / NSS in the last three years.
6. Performance in online quiz.
7. A special weightage to students studying in schools located in panchayat areas will be provided.

HOW TO REGISTER FOR YUVIKA -2022

STEP 1:  Visit the official website of ISRO at www.isro.gov.in

STEP 2: On the homepage, click on the link that reads,’ YUVIKA – 2022 Online registration announced.(Last date: April 10, 2022, 04:00 p.m).

STEP 3: Step 3. Register for YUVIKA- 2022.
STEP 4: Read the quiz instructions. Appear in the online quiz within 48 hours of e-mail registration for YUVIKA – 2022.
STEP 5: Login to YUVIKA portal minimum after 60 minutes from quiz submission and fill all the information correctly.  Submit the online application form and download the submitted form.
STEP 6: Upload the signed copy and all the required certificates before the last date of registration.

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