5 Top Research Opportunities for High School Students in India
The top research programs available for high school students, selected based on prestige, location, and affordability
Polygence is an online research program designed to offer high school students accessible research opportunities, making them more inclusive. The program was created by researchers from Harvard, MIT, and Stanford and provides tailored research projects, allowing students to explore their interests, acquire professional skills, and increase their competitiveness for college admissions.
PROMYS IndiaSee website
A challenging six-week residential mathematics summer programme, PROMYS India is open to mathematically talented secondary and higher secondary students (Standards IX - XII or equivalent). Meticulously selected students from across India will gather on the campus of the Indian Institute of Science (IISc) Bengaluru to immerse themselves in rigorous mathematics.
Summer Outreach Camp IISER BhopalSee website
The camp aims to enable the participants to understand the central role of science in society. This camp will introduce participants to fascinating topics in natural and engineering sciences through lectures and hands-on laboratory exercises. This exposure will be supplemented with critical perspectives from Humanities and Social Sciences. Additionally, there will be fun activities through which the participants can interact with the senior students.
RAM TP 2023 Residential CampSee website
Raising A Mathematician Foundation (RAM) has been running a highly sought-out, free, 1-week residential math camp for up to 100 kids between the ages of 13 to 15, across India called 'Raising A Mathematician Training Program' (RAM TP). This year, the camp will be conducted at Chennai Mathematical Institute, Chennai. The participants get exposed to a wide spectrum of topics in Mathematics and the sessions are oriented towards building a research mentality in students. You can learn more about the program here.
Indian Space Research Organisation is organising a special programme for School Children called "Young Scientist Programme" "YUva VIgyani KAryakram”, YUVIKA, 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, who are the future building blocks of our nation. ISRO has chalked out this programme to "Catch them young". The programme is also expected to encourage more students to pursue in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) based research /career
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