Somatirtha Purohit

Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) has begun ISRO Young Scientist Programme 2023.

The registration process has already commenced and the last date to register for the same is April 3.

Interested candidates can register on the official website of ISRO i.e.

The ‘Young Scientist Programme’ or ‘YUva VIgyani KAryakram’, YUVIKA, is launched 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.

Selection Criteria of Participants In YUVIKA-2023

  • Marks obtained in Class 8 or last conducted exam (Student): 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 sports 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%

Student studying in Class 9 as on January 1, 2023 within India is eligible to apply. The cost of the course material, lodging and boarding etc., during the entire course will be borne by ISRO.

How to Apply

  • Visit the official website of ISRO YUVIKA at

  • Read the notification carefully and click on the registration link at the bottom of page

  • Register for the programme

  • Click on submit and download the form for future purpose