Eduphoria, an EdTech startup, announced that it has launched ATL Labs in St. Andrews Scots Sr. Sec. School, located at Patparganj, Delhi NCR. The ATL lab is capable of fostering students between grade 6 to 10 to promote creative and innovative mindsets. These labs are equipped with tinkering kits — science, electronics, robotics, open-source microcontroller boards, sensors, 3D printers and computers — for the students to explore and execute hands on experiments, through mentored-workshops.
Atal Tinkering Lab is being facilitated by Atal Innovation Mission (AIM) of NITI Aayog. AIM, runs other innovation programmes like Atal Incubation Centre, Mentor of Change, Atal Grand Challenge, AtalVikas Challenge. With the establishment of ATL Labs, St. Andrews students can build skills such as design mindset, computational thinking, rapid calculations, measurements etc.
Commenting on this initiative, SarangGangan – CEO, Eduphoria, said, “The move is in line with India’s vision to cultivate children as neoteric innovators, who can impact the world. We are working to implement the vision of Atal Tinkering Labs (ATL).”He added that we are preparing today’s youth for a digital future. We are providing a platform to the school with resources and technology know-how so that students can build solutions and products, thus, fostering a culture of innovation in their minds.
The Principal of St. Andrews Scots Sr Sec School, Mrs P. L. Rana, said “The establishment of ATL Lab in our school will provide a platform for our students to design and build solutions with hands-on practical knowledge. It will channelize their curiosity to experiment and acquire skills like problem solving and innovation. This initiative by NITI Aayog is likely to revolutionize the education system in our country.”
The company also provides step by step personalized training to empower the teachers in handling the labs and also address students’ queries. The packages offered for the training include Electronics Development, Robotics, Internet of Things and Sensors, Rapid Prototyping Tools, Mechanical, electrical and Measurement Tools and Power Supply & Accessories and Safety Equipment. Every package is defined keeping in mind to easily nurture curiosity and talent among the students,”.