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ISRO to train school students under this programme and give a chance to send satellites into space

Speed News Desk | Updated on: 5 March 2019, 16:00 IST

It must be a dream come true for those students who wanted to go to the space station as the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) has announced a new programme under which school students in the space station.

ISRO has announced the launch of the Young Scientist programme on Monday and under this programme, class 9th students will be trained in space science and technology.

However, ISRO chief K Sivan had announced the programme in January and had urged to all the state education departments to cooperate in this programme and make it to a successful training programme.

The Indian Space Research Organisation has launched a special programme for school children named ‘Yuva Vigyani Karyakram’ or Youth Scientist programme. This programme will help in educating the students about space technology, space science, which will also increase their interest in space-related activities.

ISRO will ask the students to address problems and buy solutions from them, K Sivan told the press in January.

Here’s what you should know about Youth Scientist programme:

  • Under this programme, ISRO will select over 100 students across India and will give them a practical knowledge about space and how satellites are built under the new Young Scientist Programme.
  • ISRO will select three students from each state or territory to participate in the programme each year. However, students from all board like CBSE, ICSE and state will be involved in this programme. The space agency has approached the Chief Secretaries of the states for the student selection.
  • The Young Scientists Programme will be a two-week residential training programme that will be held each year during summer holidays for students who have completed their class 8th and are studying in class 9th.
  • The selection of the students will be based on their academic performance and extracurricular activities, ISRO official said.
  • According to the K Sivan said in January, under this programme, students will also allow to visit the ISRO centres and also get an opportunity to interact with senior scientists. 

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First published: 5 March 2019, 15:55 IST
 
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