In a move to foster student innovation, Government’s think tank National Institute for Transforming India (NITI) Aayog and IT consulting firm KPIT Technologies today signed a 2-year Statement of Intent (SoI) for supporting Atal Tinkering Laboratories (ATLs) for select secondary schools in India.
“KPIT and NITI Aayog signed SOI for supporting Atal Tinkering Labs to promote #innovation among school children,” KPIT today said on its Twitter post, adding it will organise workshops, boot camps, innovation contests, and science exhibitions during the course.
ATL was established by NITI Aayog under its flagship programme Atal Innovation Mission (AIM) with an aim to create an ecosystem that promotes development through the use of technology to find solutions to problems.
NITI says more than 13 thousand schools across the country have applied for ATL.
As part of the initiative, KPIT said to provide two volumes of Chhote Scientists—a platform to kindle the basics of Science—booklets to over 2,500 schools to prepare curriculum and teaching aids.
“Further, in collaboration with NGO partner Jnana Prabodhini, KPIT will work on developing an advanced syllabus which will be at the next level to the scientific learning imparted through the Chhote Scientists platform,” KPIT said.
Recently, NITI Aayog signed another agreement with Germany-based Infineon Technologies to support AIM to design, manufacture semiconductor systems among innovators, incubators and start-ups.