List of Additional 484 Schools Selected for Establishing Atal Tinkering Labs in 2018
After shortlisting more than 450 Atal Tinkering labs across India, the National Institute for Transforming India or NITI Aayog, the government’s premier think-tank, has in no time shortlisted 484 more schools under the scheme of Atal Innovation Mission (AIM).
Atal launched its first list of 257 schools in the month of January 2017 which was followed by another list containing the remaining schools. The latest list of schools which was made public in the month of July 2017 covers remote areas of Andaman, Assam and Arunachal Pradesh. It clearly shows the mission is to be inclusive and give every Indian child the chance to discover and enhance innovation skills. To see the latest additions under this scheme click here.
The first batch of schools have already shortlisted vendors and are now in the process of establishing Atal tinkering labs. 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. By fostering innovation and entrepreneurship among the students, such initiatives will surely support our growing economy and a developing country.
With a vision to ‘Cultivate one Million children in India as Neoteric Innovators’, Atal Innovation Mission (AIM) has been on its feet. Schools across the country can benefit when AIM establishes ATLs. The more the number of schools getting added to this mission, the better equipped the next generation of innovators will be to stand tall against their global counterparts. It only shows the right intent of NITI Aayog and how it wants to bring in a change – by shifting the focus from rote learning to developing skill sets which include designing, computational thinking, and physical computing, to name a few. Keeping in mind the complexity of getting shortlisted and further choosing the right vendor, AIM had also provided a set of guidelines for everyone’s better understanding.
It’s important for schools to carefully utilize these funds by choosing the right vendor which can help them at every stage of the process. Team 3Dexter has already helped multiple schools to establish ATAL Tinkering Labs and seeks to help out even more schools which were recently shortlisted. The organization is equipped to meet the strict guidelines of AIM and they are a good choice for schools looking to give the best 3D printing education in schools along with opening the minds of their students to the immense possibilities waiting for them. 3Dexter wishes all the school best of luck and hopes to help them get better results.
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