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Deadline for applying for Atal Tinkering Labs round 2 extended

Schools will have to apply by August 15 on NITI Aayog website   The government has decided to extend the deadline for the setting up Atal Tinkering labs at government schools, wherein state-of-the-art science labs will be set up to ensure quality science studies.While schools are supposed to apply for the labs directly on the NITI Aayog website, the deadline for the sending applications regarding the scheme was earlier July 15. It has now been extended to August 15.The labs are being set up to boost independent thinking among the students and to motivate them to take up research and…

UGC urges universities, colleges to apply for innovation funding scheme AIC

The Atal Incubation Centre is an innovation funding scheme which provides for a grant-in-aid of up to Rs 10 crore for a maximum period of five years.   New Delhi: The University Grants Commission (UGC) has urged all public universities and the colleges under them to apply for aid from the Atal Incubation Centre (AIC), an innovation funding scheme formulated by the Niti Aayog last year.   In a letter issued on Wednesday, the central funding agency for the universities asked the latter to “encourage the academic fraternity of your esteemed University and your affiliated colleges” by applying to the…

Elon Musk didn’t like his kids’ school, so he made his own small, secretive school without grade levels

Elon Musk didn’t like his kids’ school, so he started his own, the inventor and entrepreneur said in an interview on Beijing Television. The school is called Ad Astra – which means “To the stars” – and is small and relatively secretive. It doesn’t have its own website or a social media presence. Christina Simon, who writes about private elementary schools in Los Angeles , has done some digging around Ad Astra.   She says she’s been in contact with a mother whose child attends Musk’s school. The mother told Simon that the relatively new Ad Astra School is “very…

Launch your ATL with Tinkering Marathon on July 28, 2017, in your school

We are sure you must be in the midst of completion of setting of the Atal Tinkering Lab (ATL) and we hope the experience would have, been exciting both for the faculty and the school.   As the new session dawns it is time to give wings to the creativity of students and what better way to start off than by way of kicking off the TINKERING Marathon 2017.   Get ready and keep the energy going, because it’s time to celebrate and bring alive the magical ideas.   What: It is a one day marathon packed with fun-filled activities for both students &…

Niti to set up 1,000 innovation labs in schools this year

New Delhi, (Jun 16): NITI Aayog will set up 1,000 Atal Tinkering Labs(ATL) in various schools this year under a mission aimed at fostering a culture of innovation and entrepreneurship in the country.   The Aayog , last year, had selected 457 schools to set up Atal Tinkering Labs under the Atal Innovation Mission(AIM). It had received more than 13,000 applications from various schools from all states and Union Territories.    ATLs are dedicated work spaces for students (Class 6th and Class 12th) to acquire innovation skills, develop ideas and build prototypes using latest equipment such as 3D printers, robotics…

NITI Aayog to set up 1,000 labs in schools under Atal Innovation Mission

New Delhi: The founders of three start-ups have expressed interest in mentoring students under the Atal Innovation Mission (AIM), NITI Aayog chief executive officer Amitabh Kant said on Friday.   The three are Paytm’s Vijay Shekhar Sharma, Ola’s Bhavish Aggarwal and Oyo Rooms’ Ritesh Agarwal. Mint couldn’t immediately reach Sharma, Aggarwal and Agarwal for comment.   Also, firms such as Intel Corp., International Business Machines Corp. (IBM), Robert Bosch GmbH and Schneider Electric SE want to partner with schools as part of the Atal Tinkering Laboratories (ATL) initiative. These tinkering labs are equipped with “do it yourself” kits and instruments…

NITI Aayog Launches the ‘Grand Innovation Challenge’

NITI Aayog launched today the first phase of the ‘Grand Innovation Challenge’ to seek citizens inputs on the key developmental challenges facing India. The ‘Grand Innovation Challenge’ is being launched on the MyGov portal, to involve citizens at the very first stage in innovating for India’s development. The idea is to work together with the States and every citizen as Team India to ensure progress. leaving no one behind. The focus is on the social sector, the most vulnerable sections and to involve citizens in crowd sourcing ideas to address challenges facing India’s development.   In Phase I of the…

NITI Aayog Grand Innovation Challenge

PHASE I: IDENTIFYING ‘GRAND CHALLENGES’ FACING INDIA’S DEVELOPMENT Prime Minister Narendra Modi has, across forums, reiterated the importance of Innovation and Entrepreneurship for India’s Development. NITI Aayog is leading this key goalfor India by leading the Atal Innovation Mission (AIM). With the launch of AIM, NITI will provide fillip to theswelling Innovation potential in the country. Partnering with the best minds nationally and internationally, we will bring together experts in academics, technology, industry, entrepreneurship and research. This resource bounty will bemade available to innovative minds from across India to tap on.   The‘Grand Innovation Challenge’ is being launched by NITI…

Atal Grand Challenge Awards

The factors holding back rural and semi-urban India are lack of 24/7 electricity, roads that are usable round  the year, clean water, suitable housing, access to basic healthcare, quality education, lack of farm mechanisation and employable skills. While state-of-the-art technology can address a number of these challenges, the existing solutions have been out of reach due to their excessive high costs.   Atal Grand Challenge (AGC) Awards, under the Atal Innovation Mission, has the objective of developing novel disruptive technologies that are ultra-low cost, low maintenance, durable and customised to the local conditions of India. AGC will award grand prizes to…

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