ISRO launches ‘YUVIKA’ prog for school students 

ST Correspondent
Sunday, 31 March 2019

Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) has launched a programme, Yuva Vigyani Karyakram (YUVIKA), for school students from this year. 

Pune: Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) has launched a programme, Yuva Vigyani Karyakram (YUVIKA), for school students from this year. 

The programme aims at raising interest among young minds in the scientific endeavours, particularly in the areas of space science and technology.

“In addition to creating awareness and inculcating scientific approach, it will provide an opportunity to learn how the science they study in school can be related to applications in space science and technology,” said the ISRO Chair-Professor at Savitribai Phule Pune University, Dipti Deobaugkar.

It will be a two-week programme during summer vacations for which students of Std IX and X can apply.
 Also, those who have completed Std VIII and IX are also eligible. The selected students will get an opportunity to listen to talks by experts, meet eminent scientists, visit labs and facilities.

“Interested students should note that the selection is based on academic performance and extracurricular activities,” added Deobaugkar.

ISRO will sponsor the accommodation, train fare, course material and other related expenses of the selected students for the course. AC II Train fare will also be provided to one parent and guardian to drop and pick up the student.

The chief secretaries of states and Union territories have been asked to select three students for each state. 

About the programme

  • Last date for application is April 3. 
  • Direct application can be done via ISRO website link https://yuvika.isro.gov.in/yuvika/ before April 3
  • It will be a two-week programme during summer vacation

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