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The Government of India has set up the Atal Innovation Mission (AIM) at NITI Aayog, realizing the need to create scientific temper and cultivate a spirit of curiosity and innovation among young minds. AIM proposes to support the establishment of a network of ATLs in India. It is a lab with various electronics, mechanical, design tools, and equipment. The vision of ATL is to ‘Cultivate 1 Million children in India as Neoteric Innovators’.

NITI Aayog grants some funds to the school to build infrastructure, to buy suggested equipment and tools. With the help of the funds, the school can buy the equipment suggested by the NITI Aayog. Now schools can invite students to make creative projects for various competitions or to make their own creative prototype.

Atal Tinkering Lab Eligibility Criteria for Schools: Infrastructure

  • All-weather area (1,500 sq. ft.) 
  • All-weather area (1,000 sq. ft.) in hilly / Himalayan and island states, UTs
  • Computer Lab with internet facility 
  • Steady Electricity connection 
  • Science Lab 
  • Library and Playground 

Faculty

  • Dedicated & qualified staff: Maths & Sciences 

Reach 

  • Enrolment – Min. 400 students in Grade VI – X 
  • Enrolment – Min. 250 students in Grade VI – X in hilly states 
  • Regular attendance of 75% & above of the staff & enrolled students over the past 3 years

NITI Aayog shall provide financial support in the form of grant-in-aid of Rs. 20 Lakh. One time establishment charge of up to Rs. 10.00 lakh would be provided for each ATL in the first year for instruments, prototyping equipment like do-it-yourself kits, 3D printer, electronic tools, etc.  An amount of Rs. 10.00 lakh would be provided for each ATL over a maximum period of 5 years for the operation of ATLs, maintenance of equipment, purchase of consumables, organizing popular science lecture series, innovation events and other scientific activities, competitions and payment of honorariums to the faculty and mentors involved.

  1. % of students scoring 60 – 69.99% in Grade X & XII board exams in the previous 3 years.
  2. % of students scoring 70 – 79.99% in Grade X & XII board exams in the previous 3 years.
  3. % of students scoring 80 – 89.99% in Grade X & XII board exams previous 3 years.
  4. % of students scoring 90% and above in Grade X & XII board exams in the previous 3 years
  5. Participation level in Science Innovation fair/ events.

Applicant schools intending to establish ATLs may visit http://www.niti.gov.in and submit their application online to the Atal Innovation Mission, NITI Aayog.

Once the school gets the grant they can start with the preparation of the room coloring, light fitting, internet connection, and other infrastructure. Meanwhile, the school can select a vendor to purchase suggested equipment and tools. Once school is done with purchasing it is the time to train the teachers from the school for ATL.  Initially, the school should provide an opportunity for all the students to visit the lab and ask the students to perform some activities. After that, the school can select interested students for regular learning sessions. Open ATL for all the new ideas of the students.

WHAT IS ATAL TINKERING LAB?

Atal Tinkering Laboratories (ATL) is an initiative by Govt. of India under the Atal Innovation Mission (AIM) by National Institution for Transforming India (NITI Aayog) to create an environment of scientific temperament, innovation, creativity among students in India. In the current informative age, it has become quite important for schools to have a complete ATL Setup at their premises. Tinkerly powered Atal Tinkering Lab consists of 160+ tools like DIY Kits, 3D printer, Robotics, Scientific, Mechanical, Electrical equipment and consumables as per the guidelines of NITI Aayog. Today, with this approach of inculcating Hands on Methodology in the current education scenario, ATL aims to resolve the need of the hour. We provide a total of four packages for schools that are designed according to the guidelines of Niti Aayog, Govt. of India.

The Government of India has set up the Atal Innovation Mission (AIM) at NITI Aayog, realizing the need to create scientific temper and cultivate a spirit of curiosity and innovation among young minds. Also inculcate skills such as design thinking, computational thinking, adaptive learning, physical computing, rapid calculations, measurements etc. Young minds (students of Grade 6th-10th) will get a chance to work with tools and equipment to understand what, how and why aspects of STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math). AIM proposes to support the establishment of a network of ATLs in India. It is a lab with various electronics, mechanical, design tools, and equipment. The vision of ATL is to ‘Cultivate 1 Million children in India as Neoteric Innovators’. Some other schemes under AIM are:

  • Formation of Tinkering Laboratories in eligible schools. 
  • Establishment of New Incubation Centres.
  • Enhancement of the present incubation centre to meet the highest standards of quality.

ATL is one of the flagship schemes proposed under the Atal Innovation Mission. AIM provides grant-in-aid that includes a one-time establishment cost of Rs. 10 lakh and operational expenses of Rs. 10 lakh for a maximum period of 5 years to each ATL. Schools (minimum Grade VI – X) managed by Government, local body or private trusts/society are eligible to set up ATL in their school campus. The applicant school would have to provide at least 1,500 sq. ft. of built-up space. Applicant schools from hilly/Himalayan and island states, UTs would have to provide at least 1,000 sq. ft. of built-up space.

ATL Labs would teach students essential 21st-century skills which will help them in developing their both professional and personal skills. In addition to regular services like installation and training, Tinkerly increases the ATL experience multi-fold by helping schools with a dedicated mobile app, boot camps, workshops, content, lesson plans, mentoring in marathons, guest lectures, etc. The parent company Elation Edtech Pvt. Ltd. had been all the time part of the indicative list of vendors by NITI Aayog and currently registered as an authorized company to sell ATL Packages via Govt. e-Marketplace (GeM) as well.

NITI Aayog calls for applications for the establishment of ATL from eligible schools. In response to the call for applications, schools may apply online. To access the online application, click here

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