To provide digital education to students, NITI Aayog has launched a free online course for the school students under the Atal Innovation Mission. The course title ‘ATL App Development Module’ has been launched in collaboration with the Indian Homegroup start-up Plezmo.
With the free online course under the AIM flagship the Atal Tinkering Labs initiative, the skills of the school students will be transformed from being App users to App makers.
NITI Aayog CEO Amitabh Kant said “The Prime Minister has been encouraging the citizens to use technology and innovation for an Aatma Nirbhar Bharat. It is important for the young in the country to learn skills at a young age and enable themselves to become the next generation of technology leaders. Under the Atal Tinkering Lab initiative, AIM, NITI Aayog is launching the ATL app Development Module for the young minds in the country, the CEO further added.
The online module consists of 6 project-based learning modules and online mentoring sessions where the young innovators can learn to build mobile apps in different languages and showcase their talent. School teachers will be provided with periodic Teacher Training sessions for conducting the courses online.
More than 5100 ATLs have been established in more than 600 districts across the country by Atal Innovation Mission with more than 2 Million students provided with access to the Tinkering Labs.