Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) is taking every possible step to encourage, nurture and train young students across the nation. The organisation wants to groom budding talents and make them scientists. The country’s future also looks bright. Previously in January, the ISRO announced a new programme to train young scientists in the nation.
In a recent update, the space agency is about to announce the lucky selected candidates that will receive direct and experiential training in satellite-building.
The Yuva Vigyani Karyakram (YUVIKA) will be offering a merit list of about 100 selected Class IX students the chance to get practical experience on how to build satellites step by step. ISRO Chairman K Sivan says that “the aim is to create interest in space among young minds, in a bid to encourage young astronomers towards the future of India’s space organisation.”
“We want them to get a practical experience of building a small satellite,” Sivan said this in January. “If the satellites are good, we want them to fly.”
In what will be a residential training program for the selected candidates, they will be living at ISRO camps in Thiruvananthapuram and Bengaluru for 2 weeks during the summer vacations and then they will be visiting the launch site at Sriharikota. The space agency has set a procedure where they will finalise a selection of three students from each state including union territory, across all school boards.
The aspiring minds will be chosen based on their performances in academics and extracurricular activities. Students those who come from rural areas will be given special preference.