- The Indian Space Research Organization(ISRO) has opened its laboratories for Indian school students to undergo training this year.
- The training module has been devised as part of its new Young Scientists Programme or Yuva Vigyanik Karyakram(YUVIKA).
- The Young Scientist 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 residential training programme is of around two weeks duration during summer holidays and it has selected 3 students each from each State/ UTs to participate in this programme covering state, CBSE and ICSE syllabus.
- The program includes a) invited talks, b) experience sharing by the eminent scientists c) facility and lab visits, d) exclusive sessions for discussions with experts, e) practical and feedback sessions.
- Those who have finished 8th standard and currently studying in 9th standard were eligible for the programme.The selection was based on the 8th Std marks.Students belonging to the rural areas have been given special weightage in the selection criteria.
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