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ISRO TO ADOPT 100 ATAL TINKERING LABS ACROSS COUNTRY TO PROMOTE EDUCATION

ISRO TO ADOPT 100 ATAL TINKERING LABS ACROSS COUNTRY TO PROMOTE EDUCATION

Context

Indian Space Research Organisation will adopt one hundred Atal Tinkering Labs across the country

Details

  • It will adopt to promote education in the field of Space Education and Space Technology related innovations for school students.
  • It will help in promoting innovation and the spirit of experiential learning among the school kids compared to traditional learning.

Atal Tinkering Labs

  • Atal Innovation Mission has established 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.
  • Atal Tinkering Laboratories (ATL) is a workspace where young minds can give shape to their ideas through hands on do-it-yourself mode; learn innovation skills.
  • Young children get a chance to work with tools and equipment to understand the concepts of STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math).
  • 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.

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