Dear school children, a new Yuvika scheme 2023 has been launched by Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO). This is special programme for school children named Young Scientist Programme by ISRO. YUva VIgyani KAryakram (YUVIKA) aims 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. 

ISRO Young Scientist Programme 2023

ISRO Young Scientist Programme is aimed at creating awareness amongst the youngsters who are the future building blocks of our nation. ISRO has chalked out Yuvika Scheme to "Catch them young". Yuva Vigyani Karyakram is also expected to encourage more students to pursue in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) based research /career.

Parameters of Selection in Yuva Vigyani Karyakram 

The selection of participants in the year 2023 would be done on the basis of following parameters:-
  • Marks obtained in Class 8 or last conducted examination. Its weightage is 50%. 
  • Participation in science fair (school / district / state & above level in last 3 years). Its weightage is 2/5/10%.
  • Rank in Olympiad or equivalent (1 to 3 rank in school / district / state & above level in last 3 years). Its weightage is 2/4/5%.
  • Winner of sports competitions (1 to 3 rank in school / district / state & above level in last 3 years). Its weightage is 2/4/5%.
  • Scout and guides / NCC / NSS in last three years. Its weightage is 5%.
  • Performance in online quiz. Its weightage is 10%
  • Studying in village / rural school located in panchayat area. Its weightage is 15%

Yuvika Scheme Registration 2023

The information regarding starting of Yuvika Scheme application form for the year 2023-24 has been released. You can check the Yuva Vigyani Karyakram apply online information for Yuvika Scheme for the year 2023-24 here:-  
  • Announcement of Programme - 15 March 2023
  • Start date of online registration - 20 March 2023
  • Last date of online registration - 3 April 2023
  • Release of 1st selection list - 10 April 2023
  • Release of 2nd selection list (due to vacancy / non-confirmation in first selection list) - 20 April 2023
  • Reporting by selected students at respective ISRO centres - 14 May 2023 or as intimated by ISRO through registered email of student.
  • Yuvika programme - 15 to 26 May 2023
  • Send off date for selected students from respective centre - 27 May 2023.
For Yuvika Scheme registration, you can click the link - and can then click at "Click here for registration in Yuvika 2023" or

ISRO Centres for Yuvika Scheme Implementation

A minimum participation will be ensured from each State / UT for the implementation of Yuvika Scheme. The programme is planned at 7 centres of ISRO whose names are given below:-
  • Indian Institute of Remote Sensing (IIRS), Dehradun,
  • Vikram Sarabhai Space Centre (VSSC), Thiruvananthapuram, 
  • Satish Dhavan Space Centre (SDSC), Sriharikota,
  • U. R. Rao Satellite Centre (URSC), Bengaluru, 
  • Space Application Centre (SAC), Ahmedabad, 
  • National Remote Sensing Centre (NRSC), Hyderabad 
  • North-East Space Application Centre (NE-SAC), Shillong. 

Travel Cost / Course Material in Yuvika Scheme 

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 centre. 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. Student studying in Class '9' as on Jan 01, 2023 within India is eligible to apply.

More information can be checked at