The ‘Atal Tinkering Lab’ (ATL) Project is part of the Atal Innovation Mission (AIM) –, which is a flagship initiative set up by the NITI Aayog, Govt. of India, to promote Innovation and Entrepreneurship across the length and breadth of our country, based on a detailed study and deliberations on innovation and entrepreneurial needs of India in the years ahead. (www.aim.gov.in) AIM has adopted a holistic framework in the achievement of its objectives through the following;
‘Atal Tinkering Lab’ (ATL) is aimed at fostering and encouraging creative and scientific thinking amongst School students, so that they can develop the habit of thinking out of the box very early, rather than just learning the mundane concepts from books.
Objectives of Atal Tinkering Lab: The major objectives of establishing ATL include the following;
ATAL Labs are dedicated works spaces where students (Class 6th to class 12th) learn innovation skills and develop ideas that will go on to transform India. The labs are powered to acquaint students with state-of-the-art equipment such as 3D printers, robotics & electronics development tools, IoT, sensors, etc.
The lab activities are designed to spur the spark of creativity and go beyond regular curriculum and textbook learning, The labs will let students explore skills of future such as design and computational thinking, adaptive learning, and artificial intelligence.
AMP wants to bring this opportunity of setting up this ATL in various schools across India through its large network of Professional & Partner NGO connect. AMP along with Student Alliance LLP will help & guide schools for the registration process & later on the running of the project over 5 yrs.
Once a school is selected by the NITI Aayog through the selection procedure, the school will receive an initial grant of Rs. 12 lakhs, in a specially created Bank Account for the purpose, in the 1st year. Out of this amount, Rs. 10 lakhs goes towards setting up of the infrastructure and buying the equipment needed for the lab, whereas Rs. 2 lakhs will be towards the running costs of the lab in the 1st year. After this, the school will receive a yearly grant of Rs. 2 lakhs toward the running costs for the balance 4 years.
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