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Tinkering is one of the most recent terms that are being used in the field of Global education. With the Initiation of ATAL Tinkering Labs, the Indian education system is all balanced to join the revolution that is intended at translating young minds into creators and innovators.

What is actually Tinkering & How it assists in the advancement of students? Let us identify!


This word has an extended history. Around 700 years ago there used to be wandering tinsmiths who fix various household items that needed just a bit of small repair here and there. It was given the name tinkering that generally means a little bit of repair or preening in an unfocused way.

And now how is it connected to the education industry of today’s world?  We need to pierces into a child’s brain. It is imaginary, curious, questioning & well naughty. But the biggest thing to consider here is that it is not focused. A child, who is enjoying learning alphabets now with absorbed attention, might see a butterfly flying around in the classroom and will start running behind it. Before you know the child’s concentration towards learning alphabets is already broken and now he is all after the beautiful butterfly. Why blame the only butterfly? There are many other things that can affect child’s attention quite instantly, right from tintinnabulation of a bell to his best friend signaling him.

What is Tinkering Lab in the circumstance of Education?

In the context of education, the tinkering lab refers to space where the youngsters can experiment with, learn, develop and conceptualize different scientific ideas. It is a lot similar to DIY (Do It Yourself) method where the students are encouraged to apply the knowledge that they have gained in the classroom. It not only helps the students to learn the real life application and importance of the theories they have learned from their books but will also develop a natural affinity towards STEM(Science Technology Engineering Mathematics).

What is Atal Tinkering Laboratories (ATLs)?

In fact, the Atal Tinkering Laboratories (ATLs) is one of the schemes proposed under the flagship of Atal Innovation Mission (AIM). The other schemes under AIM are:

  • Establishment of Tinkering Laboratories in eligible school
  • Establishment of New Incubation Centers
  • Improving present incubation center to meet the high standards of quality

More on updates & Live processing in upcoming blog of Rathinam International Public School. 

We Rathinam International Public School (RPS) – Honor to introduce that we are one among the CBSE Schools in Coimbatore with prestigious ATAL Tinkering Lab(Govt of India Approved Laboratory) with truly International standard of education.

We are proud inviting your students “Grade 3rd to Grade VIII” to explore the opportunities of the Lab & flavor the concept of “Learning by Doing

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