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Don’t Just Dream About Space: Live It with ISRO’s YUVIKA 2024

The Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) is inviting the young minds of our nation to explore the fascinating world of space science through its Young Scientist Programme, YUVIKA 2024. This initiative aims to enrich the knowledge of school students in space technology, space science, and space applications, nurturing the scientists and technologists of tomorrow.

What is YUVIKA?

YUVIKA, or the “YUva VIgyani KAryakram,” is a special program designed for Class 9 students across India. It focuses on imparting basic knowledge on emerging trends in space science and technology, encouraging students to pursue careers in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM).

Program Highlights:

  • Duration: The YUVIKA program is scheduled from May 13 to May 24, 2024.
  • Venues: Spanning across seven prestigious ISRO centers in India, including U. R. Rao Satellite Centre (URSC), Bengaluru, Satish Dhavan Space Center (SDSC) Sriharikota, and the Vikram Sarabhai Space Centre, Thiruvananthapuram, among others.
  • Fully Sponsored: ISRO covers all expenses, including travel (II AC train fare or equivalent), lodging, boarding, and course materials.

Eligibility and Selection Criteria:

Eligible candidates are students studying in Class 9 as of January 1, 2024. The selection process is comprehensive, considering academic excellence, participation in science fairs, Olympiads, sports achievements, and extracurricular activities.

How to Apply?

The application process is simple but requires attention to detail:

  1. For more details & registration:
  2. Submission: Include academic records, achievements, and a verification certificate from the school principal.

Important Dates

Serial No.




Announcement of Programme

February 15, 2024


Registration Starts

February 20, 2024


Registration Ends

March 20, 2024


Release of Selection Lists

March 28 & April 4, 2024


Programme Dates

May 13-24, 2024


Participating in YUVIKA 2024 offers students a rare glimpse into the world of aerospace and space sciences, inspiring the next generation of scientists, engineers, and innovators. It’s not just an educational journey but an opportunity to experience the wonders of space science firsthand.

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