The online registration process for the Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) Young Scientist Programme 2020 has started from Monday.

ISRO had launched the programme , also known as Yuva VIgyani Karyakram (YUVIKA), for high school children from last year.

The programme 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 online registration for the Young Scientist Programme 2020 will be open from February 3 to 24, 2020.

Interested students can register online through the ISRO website www.isro.gov.in.

Students who have finished 8th standard and currently studying in 9th standard (in the academic year 2019-20) will be eligible for the programme.

Moreover, students who are studying in India including OCI (Overseas Citizen of India) are eligible for the programme.

The selection is based on the 8th Standard academic performance and extracurricular activities.

Students belong 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.

Three students each from each State/ Union Territory will be selected to participate in this programme covering CBSE, ICSE and State syllabus.

Five additional seats are reserved for OCI candidates across the country.

The programme will be conducted from May 11 to May 22,2020.

The schedule will include invited talks, experience sharing by the eminent scientists, facility and lab visits, exclusive sessions for discussions with experts, practical and feedback sessions.

The final list of the selected candidates will be published on the website of ISRO on March 30, 2020.

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