ATAL TINKERING LABS

As a tribute to veteran leader and former Prime Minister Shri Atal Bihari Vajpayee, the NITI Aayog has launched the ‘Atal Innovation Mission’ along with the government. This flagship initiative aims at fostering innovation and entrepreneurship among the citizens, especially youth. NITI Aayog is the think tank of our government, which has been responsible for several projects that aim for the reform and development of the nation.
With a vision to ‘Cultivate one Million children in India as Neoteric Innovators’, Atal Innovation Mission (AIM) is establishing Atal Tinkering Laboratories (ATLs) in schools across India. It is indeed a very promising attempt to inculcate creative prowess, adaptive learning and design process along with promoting curiosity and excogitation among students aged 12-18. In a bid to lure these young innovators, NITI Aayog has signed a Statement of Intent (SOI) for 2 years with tech-giant Intel, to aid in developing these ATLs in over 500 schools of India.

3DEXTER'S INITIATIVE

With the government taking such steps to promote experiential learning in schools and colleges, 3Dexter is playing its part not only by providing experiential learning through 3D printing but also integrating it into the school curriculum. We believe that 3D printing has the ability to revolutionize the classrooms and with such help coming from the government itself, it’s the best time for schools and colleges to utilize it to their maximum benefit and reap the best out of it.

3DEXTER'S INITIATIVE

3Dexter is a similar venture that aims at revolutionizing the Indian Education system through modern teaching methods aided by 3D printing. Their vision is to believe in adaptive learning and that is what makes them so special. Opportunities like ATL(Atal Tinkering Labs) funding, when collaborated with an invigorating startup like 3Dexter, pave way for a hoard of novel experiences for students. These can provide solutions for augmenting their talent and to ignite the creative spark within these young minds.

The ‘Tinkering Lab Framework’ consisting of developers and supporters of this initiative constantly aims at the betterment of facilities meted out to the students. Currently, the application process has been completed and efforts are on to construct ATLs (Atal Tinkering Labs) in such a way that maximum students benefit from this program and India’s dream of a smarter yet pragmatic education system is fulfilled.

Objective of ATAL Tinkering Labs

As a tribute to veteran leader and former Prime Minister Shri Atal Bihari Vajpayee, the NITI Aayog has launched the ‘Atal Innovation Mission’ along with the government. 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.

ATL is a workspace where young minds can give shape to their ideas through hands-on do-it-yourself mode and learn innovation skills. 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)

Role of 3Dexter

3D printing is one of the innovative skills which includes designing, creativity, imagination and hands-on mode. It is indeed a best subject to be taught in ATL and 3Dexter is playing its part not only by providing experiential learning through 3D printing but also integrating it into the school curriculum. We provide skilled STEM trainers, 3D Printers (which we manufacture on our own), 3D pens and filaments. Our curriculum includes 3D printing, working projects and designing task which helps the student to enhance their ideas and give it a live working shape and help them to learn how things work in reality.

We believe that 3D printing has the ability to revolutionize the classrooms and with such help coming from the government itself, it is the best time for schools and colleges to utilize it to their maximum benefit and reap the best out of it.

We aim to revolutionize the Indian Education system through modern teaching methods aided by 3D printing. Our vision is to believe in adaptive learning and that is what makes us so special. Opportunities like ATL funding, when collaborated with an invigorating startup-like 3Dexter, pave the way for a hoard of novel experiences for students. This can provide solutions for augmenting talent of the students and to ignite the creative spark within these young minds.

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What we can do in Atal tinkering lab?

Atal tinkering labs are established in schools to teach the practical applications of engineering and science so that the students can use it during the process of creation. ATL is aimed at fostering and encouraging creative and scientific thinking amongst students, so that they can develop the habit of thinking out of the box very early, rather than just learning the mundane concepts from books. They organize exhibitions and competitions from regional to national level so as to enhance the student’s innovative capabilities.

What are Atal tinkering labs?

Atal tinkering lab (ATL) is an important proposal under Atal Innovation Mission (AIM), which aims to create India into a knowledge economy and society with high-quality and novel products coming out of it. ATLs are all about promoting innovation and experiential learning. The introduction of ATL’s promises a holistic growth of students, especially in the science-related areas due to its innovative approach and the success tinkering has achieved in various parts of the world.

Who started Atal tinkering lab?

In January 2016, Indian Prime minister Narendra Modi started the Indian Action Plan. This has facilitated for the launch of Atal Innovation Mission (AIM) along with Self-Employment and Talent Utilization (SETU). Under the Atal Innovation Mission, the Atal Tinkering Lab (ATL) is started at NITI Aayog. It is an approach by the Central government of India to bring advancement in the education system and improve the quality of education provided to the Indian students. AIM aims for establishing ATLs all over the nation to build scientific temper and nurture curiosity among young minds. Through this, they would be introduced to the most essential 21st-century skills which will help them develop their personality as well as professional life later in time. It will enhance the quality of research and development in the nation.

What is ATL lab in school?

ATL is introduced in the schools with the vision to cultivate the students as neoteric innovators. The basic purpose of introducing ATL in school is to make the students aware of the actual concepts of STEM i.e. Science, Technology, Engineering and math), i.e., practical applications of engineering and science so that the students can use it during the process of creation. They organize exhibitions and competitions from regional to national level so as to enhance the student’s innovative capabilities. The ATLs would provide an enabling environment where “students can meet the challenges of the competitive smart world by nurturing their innovative spirits through technology.”

What is the full form of ATL lab?

Atal Tinkering Lab (ATL)

As a tribute to veteran leader and former Prime Minister Shri Atal Bihari Vajpayee, the NITI Aayog has launched the ‘Atal Innovation Mission’ along with the government.

With a vision to ‘Cultivate one Million children in India as Neoteric Innovators’, Atal Innovation Mission (AIM) is establishing Atal Tinkering Laboratories (ATLs) in schools across India.

What is Atal innovation mission?

AIM’s objective is to develop new programmes and policies for fostering innovation in different sectors of the economy, provide platform and collaboration opportunities for different stakeholders, create awareness and create an umbrella structure to oversee innovation ecosystem of the country. The Mission aims to encourage one million children in India to turn neoteric innovators by fostering a culture of innovation, creativity and entrepreneurship in schools.

What activities will you do in the ATL?

As envisaged by the Mission, the ATLs would be a workspace where young minds can give shape to their ideas through hands on do-it-yourself mode; and learn innovation skills.

Children will get a chance to work with tools and equipment to understand the concepts of STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math).

These ATLs would also contain educational and learning ‘do it yourself’ kits and equipment on – science, electronics, robotics, open-source microcontroller boards and sensors.