How to register for ISRO Young Scientist Programme 2023

ISRO has launched the Young Scientist Programme 2023 for students for 9 standard. If are studying in the ninth class and have an interest in space exploration, then this article is for you. You will find the detail about YUVIKA-2023, the last date, steps for registration and many more.

About ISRO

The Full form of ISRO is Indian Space Research Organization. As its name suggests, it performs all the activities related to space exploration. Bangalore is the headquarter of ISRO. ISRO works under the department of space (DOS) of the Government of India.

Young Scientist Programme

ISRO (Indian Space Research Organization) is going to launch Young Scientist Programme 2023. This is a special program for school students in the ninth class. This programme is known as Young Scientist Programme (YUVIKA). This programme provides knowledge about Space Technology, Space Science and Space research to the students. The students of class 9 can apply or register themselves for this programme. The registration will start on 20 march 2023 and the last date for registration is 3 April 2023.

Parameters for the selection

The candidates would be selected on the basis of the following parameters:

  • Marks obtained in the 8 or last passed exam - 50%

  • Performance in online quiz - 10%

  • Participation in science fair (school/ district/ state level) - 2/5/10%

  • Rank in Olympiad (school/ district/ state level) - 2/4/5%

  • Winners of sport competition (school/ district/ state level) - 2/4/5%

  • Scout and guides/ NCC/ NSS - 5%

  • Studying in the village or rural area - 15%


The selected students will visit the following institutes or centres of ISRO:

  • Vikram Sarrah Bhai Space Center (VSSC) Tiruvanantpuram

  • Indian Institute of Remote Sensing (IIRS) Dehradun

  • Satish Dhawan Space Center (SDSC) Shri Harikota

  • U. R. Rao Satellite Centre (URSC) Bangalore

  • Space Application Center (SAC) Ahmadabad

  • National Remote Sensing Center (NRSC) Hyderabad

  • North-East Space Application Center (NE-SAC) Shilong

Important Dates

  • Announcement of Programme - 15 March 2023

  • Opening of registration - 20 March 2023

  • Last date of Registration - 3 April 2023

  • Release of the first list of selected candidates - 10 April 2023

  • Release of the first list of selected candidates - 20 April 2023

  • Reporting of the selected candidates at respective centres - 14 May 2023

  • YUVIKA Programme 2023 - 15 May 2023 to 26 April 2023

  • Send-off date = 27 May 023

How to Apply?

The complete process for registration for the YUVIKA programme is as below:

  • Visit the official website for registration.

  • Scroll down the page and click on registration for YUVIKA-2023

  • Click on apply for YUVIKA-2023

  • Now login and fill the form

  • Cross-check the details provided by you and submit the form

  • Download the form and take a printout of this form for future

Last words

If you are studying in class 9 and have an interest in space and the universe then it is a great opportunity for you to visit the different centres of ISRO. Do not wait for the last date for registration. Fill out the form as soon as possible. You can take the help of your teachers for registration.

All the best!


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