The ISRO Young Scientist Programme 2020, which is an initiative that was started by the Indian Space Research Organisation last year to arouse and encourage scientific curiosity among school students, has been announced this year as well. The Young Scientist Programme 2020 or the YUva VIgyani KAryakram (YUVIKA 2020) is being organized owing to the overwhelming response received from the first batch of YUVIKA 2019, says the organisation.
Dr K Sivan, Chairman of the Indian Space Research Organisation, had announced last year that the Young Scientist Programme will be held every year. The Program is primarily aimed at imparting basic knowledge on Space Technology, Space Science and Space Applications to the younger ones with the intent of arousing their interest in the emerging areas of Space activities.
Who can Apply for the ISRO Young Scientist Programme 2020?
The rules and eligibility criteria to take part in the ISRO Young Scientist Programme 2020 or YUVIKA 2020 remain the same as last year, which are as follows:
- Students who have completed 8th standard and currently studying in 9th standard in the academic year 2019-2020, from ICSE, CBSE, as well as state syllabus, are eligible for the programme.
- The only mode of application available is through the online application forms that will be made available on the official ISRO website on 3 February 2020 at 5 pm IST.
- The online application process involves no fee and is free of cost for students who can apply for the programme until 24 February 2020 until 6 pm.
- The ISRO Young Scientist Programme 2020 is scheduled to be held from 11 to 22 May 2020.
- The programme will be organized in ISRO or DOS centres located at Ahmedabad, Bangalore, Shillong or Thiruvananthapuram.
- Students in classes 8 and 10 or higher are not eligible to apply.
- Selected candidates will be accommodated at ISRO hostels or guest houses and all expenditures of the selected candidates such as travel fare, course material and so on will be borne by ISRO.
- More information on the eligibility criteria has been published on DataQuest.