The Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) is organizing a special program for college youngsters known as “YUva VIgyani KAryakram” (YUVIKA) or “Young Scientist Programme” to impart fundamental information on area expertise, area science, and area functions to younger college students, particularly for these from rural areas. The program aims to select 150 students across the country, who are studying in Class IX as of March 1, 2022, in a school located within the territory of India.
Interested candidates must note that YUVIKA – 2022 residential program will be of two weeks duration during the summer holidays (May 16, 2022, to May 28, 2022). The main purpose of the program is to impart basic knowledge on Space Technology, Space Science, and Space Applications to the younger students with a preference for rural areas. ISRO has chalked out this program to “Catch them young”.The program is also expected to encourage more students to pursue Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) based research /career.
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The selection of participants will be on the basis of the 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. The winner of online games will not be considered.
- Member of Scout and guides / NCC / NSS in last three years.
- Performance in an online quiz.
- A special weightage to students studying in the school located in the panchayat area will be provided.
The program is deliberate to be held at 5 ISRO centers — 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.
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