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Establishment Atal tinkering laboratories -Guidelines and Instructions for Filling the Online Application, Lab Operation Manual and online application

School Education - SCERT Andhra Pradesh - NITI Aayog -Establishment of 1000 Atal tinkering laboratories in schools across India - Applications called for - Issue instructions to all schools to apply online to include in the scheme

PROCEEDINGS OF THE DIRECTOR, SCERT, ANDHRA PRADESH, AMARAVATI
                      Present: Prof. M.V. Rajya Lakshmi, MA.,.M.Ed., M.Phil.
Rc.No.3 Spl/B/AC/SCERT/2017                                                              Dated: 20-6-2017
Ref: I. Govt. Memo No. 26471 5/Prog.II/A 1/2016, dated 13-06-2016
2. From the Chief Executive Officer, NITI Aayog Gol, New Delhi, D.O. No. 12012/01/2017, AM/C.S (ATL), dated 22-05-2017
3. Memo No. 2647 I5/Prog.ll/A 1/2016, dated 12-6-2017 from Secretary to Government, School Education, A.P.
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      All the District Educational Officers in the State are informed that Government of India has set up Atal Innovation Mission (AIM) at NIT! 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 1000 Atal tinkering laboratories across India. Alai tinkering labs is one of the initiative launched with a vision to cultivate one million children in India as neoteric innovators.

      Atal laboratories establishment would offer 'the students educational and learning 'do - it - yourself'  kits and equipment on Science, Electronics, Robotics, Open source, Micro controller boards, Sensors 3-D Printers and computers. Other desirable facilities including meeting room and video conferencing facility will be arranged by AIM, by providing grant in aid Rs. 10,00,000/- one time establishment cast for the schools selected under the Atal tinkering labs scheme.
      In this context all the District Educational Officers are instructed to communicate this message to all the schools irrespective of management to apply to admit schools under the
scheme. The interested institutions visit NITI Aayog website www.niti.gov.in for further details about this scheme.
       Give wide publicity in the Print and Electronic Media about the programme and treat this is MOST IMPORTANT.
For further details contact Dr. K. Pandu Ranga Swamy, Professor, SCERT, Cell No: 9849332547.
     DIRECTOR
SCERT, Andhra Pradesh
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Background
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.
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.
Last date of submission : 15th July 2017