In order to create scientific temper and cultivate the spirit of curiosity and innovation among young minds, Atal Innovation Mission (AIM) set up under National Institution for Transforming India (NITI) has planned to establish 500 Atal Tinkering Laboratories (ATLs) in schools across the country.
To promote this scheme CBSE board has released a notification regarding this scheme on its academic website.
In this scheme, AIM will provide grant-in-aid to the interested schools that includes a one-time establishment cost of Rs. 10 lakhs and operational expenses of Rs. 10 lakhs for a maximum period of 5 years to each ATL.
Any schools (Grade VI – XII) managed by Government, local body or private trusts/society affiliated to any board (ICSE, CBSE, SSC etc) can take advantage of this scheme.
Interested schools can submit online application till 17th June 2016.
Link for information regarding the guidelines of the scheme: http://www.niti.gov.in/content/atal-tinkering-laboratories
Link for applying online: http://www.niti.gov.in/aimapp/index.php
The complete notification issued by CBSE Board is as follows: