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ISRO Young Scientist Programme 2020 For Class 9 Passing Students

Published on : 28-Jan-2020 Powered by

Indian Space Research Organisation has launched a special programme for School Children called “Young Scientist Programme” “YUva VIgyani KAryakram” from the year 2019. The second session of the programme is scheduled to be held during the month of May 2020. 

Purpose : 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. The program is thus aimed at creating awareness amongst the youngsters who are the future building blocks of our Nation. ISRO has chalked out this programme to “Catch them young”.

Eligibility : Those who have finished 8th standard and are currently studying in 9th standard (in the academic year 2019-20) will be eligible for the programme. Students who are studying in India including OCI (Overseas Citizen of India) are eligible for the programme.

Programme Duration and Coverage : The programme will be of two weeks during summer holidays (May 11-22,  2020). The schedule will include

a) invited talks

b) experience sharing by the eminent scientists

c) facility and lab visits

d) exclusive sessions for discussions with experts

e) practical and feedback sessions

Number of seats : 3 students from each State/ Union Territory will be selected to participate in this programme covering CBSE, ICSE and State syllabus. 5 additional seats are reserved for OCI candidates across the country.

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

(a) 60% weightage for Performance in the 8th Std Examination

(b) 2% / 4% / 6% / 10% weightage for Prize in school events conducted by the School or Education board from the year 2016 onwards (like Elocution, Debate, Essay Writing....) at District/State/National/ International Level  (The higher level will be considered for weightage) 

(c) 2% / 4% / 6% / 10% weightage for Winners of  District/State/National/International Level sports activities conducted by School or Education board from the year 2016 onwards (The higher level will be considered for weightage)

(d) 5% weightage for Scouts and Guides/NCC/NSS Member - during the current academic year (2019-20)

(e) 15% weightage for Studying in 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 Block / Village Panchayath Area)

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

Programme Venue & Logistics : It is proposed to conduct the residential programme during 11-22 May, 2020, at 4 centres of ISRO.

The selected students will be requested to report to any one of the ISRO / DOS centres located at Ahmedabad, Bangalore, Shillong and Thiruvananthapuram.

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.

Application Procedure & Dates

(a) The interested students can register online through ISRO website from 03 February 2020 (1700 hrs) to 24 February 2020 (1800 hrs). The exact link will be available on 03 February, 2020.

(b) The list of the provisionally selected candidates from each state will be announced on 02 March, 2020.

(c) The provisionally selected candidates will be requested to upload the attested copies of the relevant certificates on or before 23 March, 2020.

(d) After verifying the relevant certificates the final selection list will be published on 30 March, 2020.

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Contact : For any further clarification, please contact Ph.: YUVIKA Secretariat (Respond & AI) : 080 2217 2269.

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