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YUVIKA programme

Date: 04 February 2020 Tags: Science, Technology & Innovation

Issue

The Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) has launched the "Young Scientist Programme 2020" for school children, named YUva VIgyani KAryakram (YUVIKA).

 

Background

The YUVIKA  programme was started in 2019 to increase the interest of students in space activities. It was launched by ISRO in tune with the Central government’s vision of “Jai Vigyan, Jai Anusandhan”.

 

Details

  • Through the programme, the students can meet scientists at the different ISRO centres, visit their labs and also participate in lectures and practical classes.

  • Three students from each State and Union Territory will be selected and five additional seats will be reserved for Overseas Citizen of India (OCI) students.

  • The YUVIKA programme will be held for two weeks at any one of the ISRO/DOS centres located at Ahmedabad, Bangalore, Shillong and Thiruvananthapuram.

  • It is expected that programmes like YUVIKA might produce good number of scientist in coming years and would lead to national intergartion and nation building.

  • The criteria for selection includes:

  • Performance in the Class 8 examination

  • Prizes in school events like elocution, debate, essay writing

  • Winning in District/State/National/International level sports activities

  • Being Scouts and Guides/NCC/NSS member

  • Studying in a rural school

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