Monday, 4 July 2016

Atal Innovation Mission(AIM) Online Application for Atal Tinkering Laboratories(ATLs) in Schools

Atal Innovation Mission(AIM) Online Application for Atal Tinkering Laboratories(ATLs) in Schools
Atal Innovation Mission(AIM) Online Application for Atal Tinkering Laboratories(ATLs) in Schools,
 Atal Tinkering Labs http://niti.gov.in/ and  http://niti.gov.in/content/atal-innovation-mission-aim Atal Innovation Mission-Calls for Applications for Atal Tinkering Laboratories and set up world class laboratory in your school. AIM invited applications to establish 500 Tinkering Labs, 100 Atal Incubation Centres and to scale-up 10 Established Incubations Centres across India. Government of India has set up the Atal Innovation Mission(AIM) to promote a culture of innovation and entrepreneurship in India. Under the Mission, 500 Atal Tinkering Laboratories will be established in schools to foster creativity and scientific temper in students. Atal Tinkering Laboratories, ATLs, Atal Innovation Mission, AIM, Online Application, world class labs in schools, last date for apply and NITI Aayog details given here. Atal Innovation Mission – Calls for Applications.
Back ground: 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.
Objective:
Atal Innovation Mission (AIM) including Self-Employment and Talent Utilization (SETU) is Government of India’s endeavour to promote a culture of innovation and entrepreneurship. Its objective is to serve as a platform for promotion of world-class Innovation Hubs, Grand Challenges, Start-up businesses and other self-employment activities, particularly in technology driven areas.

The Atal Innovation Mission shall have two core functions:
Entrepreneurship promotion: through Self-Employment and Talent Utilization, wherein innovators would be supported and mentored to become successful entrepreneurs
Innovation promotion: to provide a platform where innovative ideas are generated
NITI Aayog Calls for Applications to Establish Tinkering Laboratories in Schools and Incubation Centres
- Atal Tinkering Labs
- Atal Incubation Centers
- Scale-up support to Established Incubators

Funding Support:
A one time grant-in-aid of Rs.10 lakh will be provided for establishing Atal Tinkering Laboratories (ATL) in schools (grades VI-XII) across India. Further, an amount of Rs.10 lakh would also be provided for each Lab over a period of 5 years for operational expenses. Thus, an amount of Rs. 20 lakh per Lab will be spent in each selected school. This will enable young children to work with tools and equipment to understand the concepts of STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) and also give shape to their creativity. Competitions at regional and national scale will also be organized to showcase the innovations developed by the children. For further details on the scheme, the implementation guidelines may be downloaded from the given below link.

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.

Eligibility criteria:
Applications will be solicited from eligible schools to establish ATL
The eligibility criteria for schools are:
1. Schools (Grade VI – XII) managed by Government, local body or private trusts/society to set up ATL.
2. Infrastructure:
All weather area (1,500 sq. ft.)
All weather area (1,000 sq. ft.) in hilly and island states, UTs
Functional computer with internet facility
Electricity connection
3. Faculty:
Dedicated & qualified staff : Maths & Sciences
4. Reach:
Enrolment : Min. 200 students in Grade VI – X
Regular attendance: of 75% & above of the staff & enrolled students over the past 3 years

How to apply:
NlTI Aayog is seeking applications online from schools desirous of applying under the scheme. The last date of submission of applications is 20th July 2016.  Schools desirous to establish ATLs may submit their application online to the Atal Innovation Mission, NITI Aayog through the link given below.

Help Desk:
Please use following contacts between 10 AM to 5 PM
For scheme related queries : 011 2304 2162 ,Email : md-aim@gov.in
Atal Tinkering Labs - Last date of submission : 20th July 2016

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