ISRO unveils Young Scientist Program 2024 for school students, check details

February 17,2024 01:05 PM


The Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) is set to organize a special program for school children called the ‘Young Scientist Program’.

New Delhi [India], February 17 (HBTV): The Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) is set to organize a special program for school children called the ‘Young Scientist Program’. 

The key objective of the initiative is to impart basic knowledge on space science, space technology, and space applications to younger students in emerging trends in space science and technology. 

The ISRO said it has planned the program to "catch them young". Youngsters can be involved and excel in space science and technology if they get an opportunity because they are the future building blocks of the nation. 

The program is also expected to encourage more students to pursue science, technology, engineering and mathematics-based (STEM) research and aligned careers. 

The Young Scientist Program was conceived with a preference for the rural areas of the country. 

The program aims at creating awareness about the emerging trends in science and technology among the school-going students. The program envisages two weeks of class room training, practical demonstration of experiments, hands-on CANSAT, a Robotic kit, Model rocketry interactions with ISRO scientists and field visits. 

The program was conducted successfully in 2019, 2022 and 2023 with the participation of 111, 153 and 337 students, respectively, representing every state and Union Territory. 

The course will cover classroom lectures, hands-on activities like robotics challenges, DIY assembly of rockets/satellites, sky gazing, etc., technical facility visits, and interaction with space scientists.

How to register for the Young Scientist Program 2024? Here are the registration details. 

The registration process for YUVIKA-2024 will be held from February 20 to March 20, 2024. 

Step-1: Register in ISRO Antariksha Jigyasa Platform: Click here

Step-2: Verify your email as received after successful registration in above website. Click on the verification link sent to your registered email ID. 

Step-3: Participate in SpaceQuiz. Read Quiz guidelines carefully before appearing for the quiz.

Step-4: Fill in your personal profile and education details.

Step-5: Students need to take a photocopy of the certificates and attest the same by the principal/head of school signing the certificate for verification. The verified certificate needs to be scanned and uploaded to the website. The photocopy of attested certificates and certificate for verification needs to be uploaded to the website. 

Step-6: Generate your certificate for verification by your principal/head of school/parent/guardian (Any mismatch observed in the attached certificate(s) by the student and the certificate for verification submitted by the student will be liable for cancellation of the student's candidature). 

Step-7: Scan and upload your document and submit the application. 

Who can apply for Young Scientist Program 2024? Here are the eligibility details. 

  • Students studying in class 9 as of January 1, 2024, within India are eligible to apply.  

  • Applicants are advised to carefully review all the details entered in the application form, uploaded documents and certificates before submitting the application form.         

  • Applications, once submitted, cannot be edited or modified later.           

  • For more information, students can visit the website of ISRO: Click here.   

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