ISRO Young Scientist Programme ( YUVIKA), Age & Eligibility
ISRO Young Scientist Programme ( YUVIKA), Age & Eligibility

Young Scientist Programme

Every year in the month of April – May Indian Space Research Organisation is hosting a special programme for schoolchildren.


It is called the “Young Scientist Programme” or “YUva VIgyani KAryakram,” or YUVIKA.


Its aim is to teach younger students about the fundamentals of space technology, space science, and space applications.


These students are the future pillars of our country and represent the future of space science and technology.


The goal of ISRO’s “Catch Them Young” project is to recruit young people.


Additionally, it is anticipated that the project will encourage more students to pursue STEM-based research and careers.


STEM: Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics



Student studying in Class ‘9’ as in the current session, within India is eligible to apply.


Minimum participation will be ensured from each State / UT. The selection of participants in YUVIKA is be carried out on the basis of the following parameters:

Marks obtained in Class 8 or last conducted exam (Student)50 %
Performance in the online quiz10%
Participation in science fair (school/district/state & above the level in last 3 years)2/5/10%
Rank in Olympiad or equivalent (1 to 3 rank in School / District / State & above the level in last 3 years)2/4/5%
Winners of sports competitions ( 1 to 3 rank in School / District / State & above the level in last 3 years)2/4/5%
Scout and Guides / NCC / NSS Member in last 3 years5%
Studying in Village / Rural School located in the Panchayat area15%


  • Indian Institute of Remote Sensing (IIRS), Dehradun.

  • Vikram Sarabhai Space Centre (VSSC), Thiruvananthapuram.

  • Satish Dhavan Space Center (SDSC) Sriharikota.

  • U. R. Rao Satellite Centre (URSC), Bengaluru.

  • Space Applications Centre (SAC), Ahmedabad.

  • National Remote Sensing Centre (NRSC), Hyderabad.

  • North-Eastern Space Applications Centre (NE-SAC), Shillong.



1. The course material, lodging and boarding, etc., during the entire course will be borne by ISRO.

2. Spending on just the chosen student’s transportation (II AC train fare or AC (including Volvo) bus fare by State Government or approved transport from the closest Railway Station/Bus terminal to the reporting center and return).

3. In order to receive compensation from the appropriate ISRO center for travel expenses, the student must present the original ticket.

In the event that the student did not take the II AC train (II AC class), the maximum reimbursement of fare will only cover the cost of the II AC train.



Anybody who has attended the YUVIKA Training program, please share their experience with us which is very helpful for others.



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