ISRO’s Young Scientist Programme 2020

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News:Indian Space Research Organization(ISRO) has opened the registrations for the ISRO Young Scientist Programme or Yuva Vaigyanik Karyakram (YUVIKA) 2020.

Facts:

About YUVIKA Programme:

  • Aim:To impart 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.
  • Under the programme,three students will be selected to participate every year from each state and union territory covering CBSE, ICSE and state syllabus.
  • Eligibility:Those who have finished 8th standard and currently studying in 9th standard are eligible for the programme.
  • Selection:It is based on the 8th Standard academic performance and extracurricular activities.Students belonging to the rural area have been given special weightage in the selection criteria.
  • The programme has a duration of about 2 weeks which 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.