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NITI Aayog to establish Atal Tinkering Labs in over 2,400 Schools across India

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NITI Aayog is going to establish Atal Tinkering Laboratories (ATLs) in schools across the country to foster curiosity, creativity and imagination in young minds.

ATAL INNOVATION MISSIONNiti Aayog has selected 2,441 schools across the country to establish ATLs under the Atal Innovation Mission (AIM) is establishing to inculcate skills such as design mindset, computational thinking, adaptive learning, physical computing etc among the students.

“As per Unified District Information System on Education (UDISE) 2015-16, there has been an increase in the enrolment of students in science subjects at the higher secondary level from 62.18 lakh in 2014-15 to 79.52 lakh in 2015-16,” the Minister of State for Human Resource Development, Upendra Kushwaha, said in response to a question in the Rajya Sabha.

The Ministry of Human Resource Development has also launched the Rashtriya Avishkar Abhiyan (RAA), a convergent framework across School Education and Higher Education to encourage children towards learning Science and Mathematics through activities related to Science and Mathematics.

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