Niti Aayog's Atal Innovation Mission (AIM) and All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE) on Wednesday announced their strategic collaboration to empower Atal Tinkering Labs (ATLs) established at schools across the country.
The partnership offers, to begin with, to connect around 7200 Atal Tinkering Labs (ATLs) established in schools with over 2500 Institution's Innovation Councils (IICs) functioning in higher educational institutions (HEIs) spread across all the states and UTs.
According to the statement, this move is also aligned with the New Education Policy (NEP) 2020 objective of bridging the gap between schools and higher educational institutions. The adoption process will see actions of online mentoring, lecture sessions, group projects, visits of key stakeholders etc. from both sides.