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Young Scholars Programme-Sciences

May 30 to June 3, 2022.

Introducing YSP-Sciences – This year we are offering an additional week of innovative science education called the YSP-Sciences to YSP. Students will be exposed to science disciplines (like Physics, Biology, Mathematics, Chemistry and Computer Science) at Ashoka through faculty presentations, lab rotations (hands-on experiments), group activities and discussion sessions. A five-day, certified programme, YSP-Sciences will be held on campus from 30 May 2022 to 3 June 2022. The participants will be selected from the general YSP 2022 class. YSP-Sciences is open to only those who are admitted and attend YSP-2022.

YSP-Sciences will help students get a flavor of various exciting scientific processes such as DNA isolation, purification, PCR/RT-PCR etc., in a Biology lab, which other than getting traction during the COVID-19 pandemic, is also highly important for forensic research, ancestry tracking, vaccine production, genetic analysis etc. It will also be fascinating to witness oscillations (not of a pendulum but of chemical reactions) in a Chemistry lab and also to know where these types of reactions take place in biological systems. Students will get the exposure to the fundamentals of optics in Physics, like how polarized light is used in 3D movies, sunglasses, windows of an airplane, screens of laptops/calculators, oil paintings, watches etc. and last but not the least, it will also offer an opportunity to students, who are interested in computer science and engineering, to do a project in a digital maker’s lab to gain insights on artificial intelligence, machine learning, robotics, making sensors etc.  

Please write to ysp.sciences@ashoka.edu.in with your questions.

Health Requirement:  

Students must have received at least 1 dose of an approved vaccine at least 14 days before they arrive on campus. At the time of entry into the University Campus, temperature and SpO2 screening will be held at the main gate and students must also provide proof of vaccination.

Programme Information:

Dates: May 30-June 3, 2022 

Application Fee: INR 500/-

Application Deadline: April 10, 2022 

Programme Fee: INR 40,000/- (inclusive of taxes) 

 For enquiries:

Email : ysp.sciences@ashoka.edu.in

The YSP-Sciences Experience

Plenary Talks: 

Young Scholars Program’s Plenary talks will bring the very latest updates in the domains of Astrophysics, Biology, Biophysics, and Chemistry, from leading international experts. The renowned speakers will focus on a wide range of topics ranging from the evolving stories of the universe to the tale of fluorescent proteins that have extensive applications as biosensors in studying protein-protein interactions and more. You’re sure to find a topic that piques your interest.

Faculty Presentations:

Academics and leaders from Ashoka University who have worked at some of the best universities and organisations across the world and set the absolute bar in their respective fields deliver presentations specifically designed for the Young Scholars Programme- Sciences. It is an altogether different experience when a student learns from such professors who are conducting primary research in their fields too. Ranging from proteins, energy, environment, to machine learning, theory of relativity and impact of ice-age on migration of birds – these presentations focus on broadening the horizons of learning and exploration for the students of the YSP-Sciences.

Hands-on Science Lab Activities

This session will give students an essence of how tools are developed to better understand complex scientific behaviour. YSP-Sciences participants will get an opportunity to ask questions about various scientific phenomena that they see in their daily lives: why some popcorns are round and others have a butterfly kind of a shape, how polarised light is used in 3D movies, sunglasses and windows of an aeroplane, how is gold plated on a cheaper metal in artificial jewellery, what causes fluorescence in glow bangles, etc. The session will also provide students a deeper understanding of model organisms. Model organisms are non-human species that are used in the laboratory to help scientists understand biological processes.  

Co-curricular Activities

There will be exciting co-curricular activities such as quizzes, games, group discussions, etc. to stimulate young minds. YSP-Sciences students can discover their passion – whether it’s about deciding the potential area of study or diving deep into an area of interest, YSP-Sciences will help students find what really excites them.  


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