The Government of India has setup the ATAL Innovation Mission (AIM) at NITI Aayog. Realizing the need to create scientific temper and cultivate the spirit of curiosity and innovation among young minds.
AIM proposes to support establishment of a network of ATAL Tinkering Laboratories (ATL).
ATL is a work space where young minds can give shape to their ideas through hands on do-it- yourself mode and learn innovation skills. The vision is to ‘Cultivate 1 Million children in India as Innovators’.
The objective of this scheme is to foster curiosity, creativity and imagination in young minds and inculcate skills such as design mind-set, computational thinking, adaptive learning, physical computing etc.Young children will get a chance to work with tools and equipment to understand what, how and why aspects of STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math).
PROCEDURE FOR SETTING UP LABS:
Projects of students around ATL will be identified through schools and Short listed schools will be invited to participate in an Innovation Contest which will be informed by AIM. The entries will be judged on the basis of following parameters:
a. Novelty of innovation in identified areas
b. Clarity of expression
d. Potential impact
FEATURES OF SCHEME
- The applicant schools would be provided financial support in the form of Grant-in- aid for a maximum period of 5 years.
Key aspects of funding ATLs in schools:
a) One time establishment charge of up to Rs. 10.0 lakhs would be provided for each ATL in the first year for instruments, equipment like do-it- yourself kits, 3D printer, etc.
b) An amount of Rs. 10.0 lakh would be provided for each ATL over a maximum period of 5 years for operation of ATLs, maintenance of equipment, purchase of consumables, organizing popular science lecture series and other scientific activities, competitions and payment of honorariums to the faculty and mentors involved.
Center of Digital excellence is a leading sector in learning and education on STEM courses, and hence is providing its services focusing school, to get benefits from the ATAL Innovation Mission (AIM) by setting up ATAL equipped laboratory at minimum cost possible so that students will work on projects in coordination with CODE team.
The support and services will be friendly and useful.
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