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ISRO announces Young Scientist Prog-2024

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Bengaluru: ISRO on Thursday announced the registration process for its 2024 “Young Scientist Programme” for school children would start on February 20.

Called “YUva VIgyani KAryakram” (YUVIKA), it aims to impart basic knowledge on and emerging trends in space technology, space science and space applications to youngsters.

In a post on  ‘X’, the space agency said: ” YUva VIgyani KAryakram (Young Scientist Programme) – 2024 is announced. Students of standard 9 (on January 1, 2024) studying in India are eligible.Registration opens on February 20, 2024, at https://jigyasa.iirs.gov.in/yuvika.”

The last date of registration for the two-week residential programme is March 20.

ISRO has chalked out this programme to “Catch them young”. The programme is also expected to encourage more students to pursue Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) based research and career, it said.

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