Uddan is a program launched by IIT Ashram to encourage students to take up careers in research to foster interest in pure sciences and engineering programs. The aim of this special program is not only to assist the students realize their potential, but also to nurture world class scientists for the country who take up challenging research and teaching assignments in universities, laboratories and industries.

The objective of Uddan is to inculcate awareness in the students to succeed in various scholarship-based examinations for classes-VIII,IX and X like NTSE, NSTSE, KVPY and Olympiads and other career-oriented competitive examinations like JEE Main(AIEEE), JEE Advanced(IIT-JEE) , AIIMS, NEET and various other engineering / medical entrance examinations.

The basics of Mathematics, Science & Mental Ability developed at very early stage of learning may also be helpful to the students in performing better in examinations like CAT, MAT and similar management entrance examinations, Civil Services Examinations and other competitive examinations conducted at graduation level for professional courses.

Generous prizes, scholarships and merit certificates are provided to the selected students. Uddan also helps students to analyze and rate themselves among the students from other schools in Vadodara.