YUVIKA ( ISRO’s Young Scientist Programme) YUVIKA 2022 Invites Applications from School Students | Full Information

ISRO’s Young Scientist Programme Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO)’s YUVIKA 2022 is a young scientist programme aimed at creating awareness about the emerging trends in science and technology among school students.

The Indian Space Research Organisation’s Yuva Vigyani Karyakram (YUVIKA) or Young Scientist Programme is a special initiative with an objective to impart basic knowledge on space technology, space science and space applications to young students, especially in rural areas.

Indian Space Research Organisation 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 in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) based research /career.

It also expects to create a platform that encourages more students to pursue Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) based research/ careers.

ISRO’s Young Scientist Programme
ISRO’s Young Scientist Programme

What is Yuvika Program (Yuvika)?

The Young Scientist Programme, also known as YUVIKA (YUVIKA – Yuva VIgyani KAryakram), is an annual space education and training program sponsored by ISRO and funded by India’s Department of Space.

main point
The program was started by the Government of India to induce early interest in space technologies among the youth.
Former ISRO chief K. Sivan announced the program on January 18, 2019, and it was launched four months later on May 17.
The program was announced through ISRO’s Student Outreach Program.
Of. Sivan urged the state governments and education departments to work together to make the program a success.
Program Objective
The objective of this program is to develop and nurture an interest in space science in the minds of the youth.

selection criteria
The criteria for selection are academic achievement and extra-curricular activities. Participants are selected on the basis of several factors, including grades in Class 8 and participation in science fairs organized by a school, district, state or central government authority in the past three years.

YUVIKA 2022
Yuvika-2022 residential program will be organized from May 16 to May 28. Talks, experience sharing by eminent scientists, experimental demonstrations, facility and laboratory visits, special sessions for expert discussions, practical and feedback sessions will be conducted.

you are. Rao Satellite Center (URSC), Bengaluru; Vikram Sarabhai Space Center (VSSC), Thiruvananthapuram; National Remote Sensing Center (NRSC), Hyderabad; Space Applications Center (SAC), Ahmedabad; and Northeast Space Applications Center (NE-SAC), Shillong are the five centers of ISRO where the program will be conducted.

YUVIKA – YUva VIgyani KAryakram (Young Scientist Programme)

Things to know:

  • This is a two-week residential programme for students in Class 9 as of 1 March 2022.
  • It includes invited talks, experience sharing by eminent scientists, experimental demonstration, lab visits, exclusive sessions for discussions with experts, practical and feedback sessions.
  • Applicants must be students from a school located within the territory of India.
  • A total of 150 students will be selected for the programme with minimum participation from each state/ union territory.
  • The selection will be based on the marks obtained in Class 8, participation in the science fair, membership in scout and guides/ NCC/ NSS, victory in science competitions and online quiz, all within the past three years.
  • Students from a school located within the panchayat area will be given special weightage.
  • Students will be taken to visit Satish Dhawan Space Centre in Sriharikota, on completion of the programme.
  • All expenditures including travel, lodging and boarding will be borne by ISRO.
  • Travel fare for one parent/ guardian will also be provided.
  • The programme will take place between 16 and 28 May 2022.
  • For more details, go through the official website.

YUVIKA – 2022: Announcement of Online Registration

(End of Registration: April 10, 2022, 04:00 p.m.)

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.

YUVIKA 2022
ISRO’s Young Scientist Programme

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 participant will be on the basis of following parameters:

  • Marks obtained in Class ‘VIII’ examination.
  • Participation in science fair (school / district / state & above level organised by school / district / state / Central government authority) in last three years.
  • Prize in Olympiad / Science competitions and equivalent (1 to 3 rank in last 3 years at school / district / state & above level) in last three years.
  • Winner of sports competitions conducted by School / Govt. / Institutions / Registered Sports federation (1 to 3 rank in last 3 years at school / district / state & above level) in last three years. Winner of online games will not be considered.
  • Member of Scout and guides / NCC / NSS in last three years.
  • Performance in online quiz.
  • A special weightage to students studying in school located in panchayat area will be provided.

A minimum participation will be ensured from each State / UT. The programme is planned at five centres of ISRO viz. Vikram Sarabhai Space Centre (VSSC), Thiruvananthapuram, U. R. Rao Satellite Centre (URSC), Bengaluru, Space Application Centre (SAC), Ahmedabad, National Remote Sensing Centre (NRSC), Hyderabad and North-East Space Application Centre (NE-SAC), Shillong. Towards, the end of the project, students will be taken to visit of Satish Dhawan Space Centre, Sriharikota.  Expenditure towards the travel of student (II AC fare by train from nearest Rly Station to the reporting centre and back), course material, lodging and boarding etc., during the entire course will be borne by ISRO. II AC train fare will also be provided to one guardian / parent for drop and pick up of student from the reporting centre. In case the student / parent have not avail the II AC train, the reimbursement of fare will be limited to II AC train fare. 

Registration for YUVIKA -2022

The registration process of YUVIKA – 2022 includes total four steps. Candidates are advised to go through each step carefully. It is advised to complete the registration process at earliest. The candidate has to complete all four steps for completing the registration.  Incomplete application without attempting quiz and uploading the certificates will not be considered.

STEP 1: E-mail Registration for YUVIKA- 2022.

STEP 2: Read the quiz instructionsAppear in the online quiz within 48 hours of e-mail registration for YUVIKA – 2022.

STEP 3Login 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 4: Upload the signed copy and all the required certificates before last date of registration. 

In case of any doubt or clarification, refer to “Frequently Asked Questions”.

How to apply:

Important dates:

  • Opening date of application – 10 March 2022, 10.30 am
  • Last date for submitting an application – 10 April 2022, 4 pm
  • Announcement of provisional selection list – 20 April 2022

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