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YUVIKA (Young Scientist Programme 2023 ) ISRO




Indian Space Research Organisation is organising a special programme for School Children called "Young Scientist Programme" "YUva VIgyani KAryakram”, YUVIKA, to impart basic knowledge on Space Technology, Space Science and Space Applications to the younger students in emerging trends in space science and technology amongst the youngsters, who are the future building blocks of our nation. ISRO has chalked out this programme to "Catch them young". The programme is also expected to encourage more students to pursue in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) based research /career.



  • A minimum participation will be ensured from each State / UT. The programme is planned at seven centres of ISRO viz.
  • 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-East Space Applications Centre (NE-SAC), Shillong.


Eligibility Criteria

Students studying in Class '9' as on Jan 01, 2023, within India are eligible to apply


How to Apply

Step-1: Register in ISRO Antariksha Jigyasa Platform

Step-2: Verify your email as received after successful registration in above website. Please click on the verification link sent to your registered email ID.

Step-3: Participate in SpaceQuiz. Read Quiz guidelines carefully before appearing for the quiz.

Step-4: Fill your personal profile and education details

Step-5: Student need to take photo copy of the certificates and attest the same by the principal/Head of School signing the certificate for verification. The verified certificate needs to scan and upload into the website. The photo copy of attested certificates and certificate for verification need to be uploaded in the website.


Click here to register

Selection Process

Marks obtained in Class 8 exam. 50 %
Performance in the online quiz 10%
Participation in science fair (school / district / state & above level in last 3 years) 2/5/10%
Rank in Olympiad or equivalent (1 to 3 rank in School / District / State & above level in last 3 years) 2/4/5%
Winners of sport competitions ( 1 to 3 rank in School / District / State & above level in last 3 years) 2/4/5%
Scout and Guides / NCC / NSS Member in last 3 years 5%
Studying in Village / Rural School located in Panchayat area 15%


Important Dates

  • Registration starts: Mar. 20, 2023
  • Registration ends: Apr. 03, 2023
  • Release of First selection list: Apr. 10, 2023
  • YUVIKA Programme: May 15-26,2023