Attention Schools: Apply for Atal Tinkering Labs

atal tinkering labs

With a vision to ‘Cultivate one Million children in India as Neoteric Innovators’, Atal Innovation Mission is establishing Atal Tinkering Laboratories (ATLs) in schools across India. The objective of this scheme is to foster curiosity, creativity and imagination in young minds; and inculcate skills such as design mindset, computational thinking, adaptive learning, physical computing etc.

In the first phase of ATL, NITI Aayog has sanctioned 257 ATLs out of which 18 schools are from Kerala. The schools are:

  1. AMRITA VIDYALAYAM
  2. BHAVAN’S VIDYA MANDIR, GIRINAGAR
  3. GHSS MOOLANKAVE
  4. Gurukulam Public School
  5. JAWAHAR NAVODAYA VIDYALAYA, CHENDAYAD, KANNUR
  6. KENDRIYA VIDYALAYA NAD ALUVA
  7. KENDRIYA VIDYALAYA , PALAKKAD
  8. KENDRIYA VIDYALAYA OTTAPALAM
  9. KENDRIYA VIDYALAYA PATTOM
  10. KENDRIYA VIDYALAYA PAYYANUR
  11. Rani Public School
  12. SARVODAYA CENTRAL VIDYALAYA
  13. ST PETERS SENIOR SECONDARY SCHOOL
  14. ST THOMAS EMHSS ATTAPPALLAM KUMILY
  15. ST. ANTONY’S PUBLIC SCHOOL
  16. The Choice School
  17. TKM CENTENARY PUBLIC SCHOOL
  18. Viswadeepthi English Medium School

Key Features of 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. Young children will get a chance to work with tools and equipment to understand the concepts of STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math). ATL would contain educational and learning ‘do it yourself’ kits and equipment on – science, electronics, robotics, open source microcontroller boards, sensors and 3D printers and computers. Other desirable facilities include meeting rooms and video conferencing facility.

In order to foster inventiveness among students, ATL can conduct different activities ranging from regional and national level competitions, exhibitions, workshops on problem solving, designing and fabrication of products, lecture series etc. at periodic intervals.

Financial Support

AIM will provide 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.

Eligibility

Schools (minimum Grade VI – X) managed by Government, local body or private trusts/society to set up ATL.

For more information, please refer to the guidelines attached below.

Schools desirous to establish ATLs may submit their application online to the Atal Innovation Mission, NITI Aayog through the link given below.

Apply Online(link is external)

Click Here to Download Guidelines

Last date of submission : 15th July 2017

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