ATL is an approach of the Central government of India to create an environment of scientific temperament, innovation, creativity amongst Indian Students. It is a step towards a new India.
Since the last few decades, our education system has seen a paradigm shift. Today, with this approach of inculcating Hands on Methodology in the current education scenario, we have resolved the need for the hour.
ATL lab would teach students essential 21st-century skills which will help them in developing their professional and personal skills. Skilled India is the need of the hour and each step taken, this dream should be welcomed and we should work towards it together for a better India.
The Government of India has set up the Atal Innovation Mission (AIM) at NITI Aayog. Realizing the need to create scientific temper and cultivate the spirit of curiosity and innovation among young minds, AIM proposes to support the establishment of a network of Atal Tinkering Laboratories (ATL). ATL is a workspace where young minds can give shape to their ideas through hands-on do-it-yourself mode and learn innovation skills. The vision is to cultivate 1 million children in India as Neoteric Innovators.
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. Young children will get a chance to work with tools and equipment to understand what, how and why aspects of STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math).
ATL would contain educational and learn “do it yourself” kits and equipment on – science, electronics, robotics, open-source microcontroller boards, sensors, 3D printers, etc.