ISRO launches Young Scientist Programme for School Children; Registrations open till April 13

ISRO launches Young Scientist Programme for School Children; Registrations open till April 13
Amita Jain | Mar 29, 2019 - 6:02 p.m. IST
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NEW DELHI, MARCH 29: Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) has launched a special two-week programme for School Children called "Young Scientist Programme" "YUva VIgyani KAryakram" in tune with the Government's vision "Jai Vigyan, Jai Anusandhan". Under this 3 students, each from each State/Union Territory covering CBSE, ICSE and State syllabus will participate in this programme.

The programme will be conducted during summer holidays (second half of May 2019) and the schedule will include invited talks, experience sharing by the eminent scientists, facility and lab visits, exclusive sessions for discussions with experts, practical and feedback sessions.

ISRO has chalked out this programme to "Catch them young" to impart basic knowledge on Space Technology, Space Science and Space Applications. It is primarily aimed at creating awareness amongst the youngsters who are the future building blocks of the Nation.


There are a few seats left for the programme and it is proposed to select through online registration. Those who have just completed 9th standard (in the academic year 2018-19) and waiting to join 10th Std (or just joined 10th Std) will be eligible for the online registration.

The selection is based on the 8th Standard academic performance and extracurricular activities. The selection criteria is given below.





Performance in the 8th Std Examination



Membership of Science Club/Space Club



Prize in any school based individual extracurricular activity (Elocution/Debate/Essay Writing, science quiz, computer modeling, scientific prototype model making, etc.,) at District/State/National/ International Level (The higher level will be considered for weightage)



Winners of District/State/National/International Level sports activities (The higher level will be considered for weightage)



Scout and Guides/NCC/NSS Member



Studying in Village/Rural School (Certificate of proof to this effect to be produced from the head of the school . Criteria: The school, where the candidate is studying should be located in Panchayath Area)





Students belonging to the rural area have been given special weightage in the selection criteria. In case there is a tie between the selected candidates, the younger candidates will be given priority.

How to register?

A few seats are left for the programme. Interested students can register online on official website of ISRO from March 25, 2019 (6:00 PM) to April 3, 2019 (6:00 PM).

The list of the provisionally selected candidates from each state will be announced on April 6, 2019. The provisionally selected candidates will be requested to send the attested copies of the relevant certificates through E-mail. After verifying the relevant certificates the final selection list will be published on April 13, 2019.

The progamme is planned at 4 centres of ISRO during the second half of May 2019. The selected students will be accommodated in ISRO guest houses/hostels. 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 fare will also be provided to one guardian/parent for drop and pick up of student from the reporting centre.

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