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1 YUVIKA - YUva VIgyani KAryakram (Young Scientist Programme)

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.
  • Expenditure towards only the travel of selected student (II AC train fare or AC (including Volvo) bus fare by State Government or authorized transport from nearest Railway Station/ Bust terminal to the reporting centre and back). Student needs to produce original ticket of travel for reimbursement of travel fare from respective ISRO center. In case the student has not travelled by the II AC train (II AC class), the maximum reimbursement of fare will be limited to II AC train fare only.
  • The course material, lodging and boarding etc., during the entire course will be borne by ISRO.
  • Students studying in Class '9' as on Jan 01, 2023, within India are eligible to apply.
  1. Step-1: Register in ISRO Antariksha Jigyasa Platform-https://jigyasa.iirs.gov.in/registration
  2. 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.
  3. Step-3: Participate in SpaceQuiz. Read Quiz guidelines carefully before appearing for the quiz.
  4. Step-4: Fill your personal profile and education details
  5. 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.
  6. Step-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 student will liable for cancellation of candidature of the student)
  7. Step-7: Scan and upload your document and submit the application.
2 Innovation in Science Pursuit for Inspired Research - INSPIRE

Generation and nurturing of a human talent pool capable of utilizing and developing first principles in science is both a pre-condition and integral part of such an innovation infrastructure. An India specific model for attracting talent with an aptitude for research and innovation, for a career in Basic & Natural sciences is required. Department of Science & Technology (DST) has developed an innovative programme named Innovation in Science Pursuit for Inspired Research (INSPIRE) to attract talent to the excitement and study of science at an early age, and to help the country build the required critical resource pool for strengthening and expanding the S&T system and R&D base with a long term foresight.

Government of India has approved the INSPIRE Scheme in November 2008 at a total cost of about Rs 1979.25 crores in the 11th Plan Period and Honourable Prime Minister launched the programme on 13th December 2008. The programme is continuing in the 12th Plan period at a budgetary allocation of Rs. 2200 crores. INSPIRE has three components:
(i) Scheme for Early Attraction of Talent  (SEATS),

(ii) Scholarship for Higher Education (SHE) and

(iii) Assured Opportunity for Research Careers (AORC).

(i) Scheme for Early Attraction of Talent (SEATS) aims to attract talented youth to study science by providing INSPIRE Award of Rs 5000 to one million young learners of the age group 10-15 years, ranging from Class VI to Class X standards, and also by arranging summer camps for about 50,000 science students of Class XI with global leaders in science to experience the joy of innovations on an annual basis through INSPIRE Internship.

(ii) Scholarship for Higher Education (SHE) aims to enhance rates of attachment of talented youth to undertake higher education in science intensive programmes, by providing scholarships and mentorship. The scheme offers 10,000 Scholarship every year at Rs 0.80 lakh per year for the talented youth in the age group 17-22 years, for undertaking Bachelor and Masters level education in natural sciences. The main feature of the scheme is the mentorship support provided to every scholar.

(iii) Assured Opportunity for Research Careers (AORC) aims to attract, attach, retain and nourish talented young scientific Human Resource for strengthening the R&D foundation and base. It has two sub-components. In the first component i.e. INSPIRE Fellowship (age group of 22-27 years), it offers 1000 fellowships every year, for carrying out doctoral degree in both basic and applied sciences including engineering and medicine. In the second component i.e. INSPIRE Faculty Scheme, it offers assured opportunity every year for 1000 post- doctoral researchers in the age group of 27-32 years, through contractual and tenure track positions for 5 years in both basic and applied sciences area.

3 DHBBVC: Dr. Homi Bhabha Balvaidnyanik Competition

Dr. Homi Bhabha Balvaidnyanik Competition is conducted by Greater Bombay Science Teachers' Association since 1981. This unique four stage competition aims at arousing curiosity, problem solving attitude along with development of precision in observational and motor skills in young scientists. Through the competition GBSTA also aims at sensitizing students towards their immediate environment and dare to take rational initiatives whenever needed.