ISRO will undertake 100 Atal Tinkering Labs (ATL) throughout the nation to advertise schooling within the discipline of STEM and house technology-related improvements for varsity college students, Niti Aayog mentioned on Monday.
“Atal Innovation Mission (AIM), Niti Aayog and Indian Area Analysis Group (ISRO) introduced that ISRO might be adopting 100 Atal Tinkering Labs throughout the nation to advertise schooling within the discipline of STEM (science, know-how, engineering and math), Area schooling and house technology-related improvements for varsity college students,” the federal government think-tank mentioned in a press release.
The AIM is the federal government’s flagship initiative to advertise a tradition of innovation and entrepreneurship within the nation.
Addressing a digital occasion, Niti Aayog Vice Chairman Rajiv Kumar mentioned completely different departments and ministries of the federal government are working in synergy to create an ‘Aatmanirbhar Bharat’, based on the assertion.
“The collaboration between Niti Aayog and Indian Area Analysis Organisation is among the prime examples of such effort.
“It is a nice alternative for our younger budding house researchers and astronauts to be taught from the perfect minds of our nation, and develop into dwelling inspirations for his or her college, households and native communities,” Kumar mentioned.
Additionally collaborating on the digital occasion, ISRO chairman Okay Sivan expressed hope that the step will assist promote innovation and the spirit of experiential studying among the many college children in comparison with conventional studying.
“With as we speak’s adoption of 100 ATLs, distributed geographically consistent with ISRO’s presence throughout the nation, the group is taking a small step in participating with the scholars, in direction of giving them route in pursuing their house desires as part of ‘Atma Nirbhar Bharat’,” he mentioned.
To foster entrepreneurship and innovation, Atal Innovation Mission, Niti Aayog has established over 7,000 ATLs throughout the nation to this point enabling over three million-plus college students between Grade VI to Grade XII purchase an issue fixing, tinkering and modern mindset, the assertion mentioned.
By this collaboration, ISRO will facilitate teaching and mentoring of scholars in superior cutting-edge applied sciences of the 21st century, together with these associated to house, it added.