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Exploring the Future of Science: ISRO's Young Scientist Programme 2024 (YUVIKA)

The Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) has unveiled an exciting opportunity for young minds with a passion for space and the universe. The Young Scientist Programme, affectionately known as “YUva VIgyani KAryakram” (YUVIKA), aims to ignite curiosity and impart fundamental knowledge about space science, technology, and applications to school students.


The primary objective of YUVIKA is to “Catch them young” by nurturing the innate curiosity of children and youth.
ISRO recognizes that today’s students are the future architects of our nation’s scientific and technological progress.
By providing exposure to space-related fields, YUVIKA aims to encourage more students to pursue careers in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM).

Program Highlights:


  • YUVIKA is designed for Class 9 students across India.
  • The program particularly targets rural areas, ensuring inclusivity.

Two Weeks of Immersive Learning:

YUVIKA offers a comprehensive two-week program that includes:

  • Classroom Training: Engaging lectures on space science, technology, and applications.
  • Practical Demonstrations: Hands-on experiments, including building and launching model rockets.
  • CANSAT and Robotic Kit Activities: Students get to work with miniature satellites and explore robotics.
  • Interaction with ISRO Scientists: Direct engagement with experts in the field.
  • Field Visits: Visits to ISRO facilities for a behind-the-scenes look at space research.

Previous Success:

YUVIKA has been successfully conducted in 2019, 2022, and 2023.
In these editions, 111, 153, and 337 students participated, representing every state and union territory of India.

How to Register for YUVIKA-2024:

1. Register in ISRO Antariksha Jigyasa Platform: https://jigyasa.iirs.gov.in/registration

2. Verify your email as received after successful registration on the website by selecting the verification link sent to the registered email ID

3. Participate in SpaceQuiz. Read quiz guidelines carefully before appearing for the quiz

4. Fill your personal profile and education details

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

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 certificate for verification submitted by the student will be liable for cancellation of the candidature of the student)

7. Scan and upload your document and submit the application.

Inspiring the Next Generation:

YUVIKA is more than a program; it’s a gateway to the cosmos for young dreamers. As they explore the wonders of space, they become the seeds of scientific curiosity that will bloom into India’s future innovators and explorers.

For more details and to register, visit the official ISRO YUVIKA page. Let’s ignite the spark of curiosity and propel our young scientists toward the stars!

Interested candidates apply through the below link. Apply before the link expires.
( Select Apply Without Registration )

Note: Only shortlisted candidates will receive the call letter for further rounds.

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