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Atal Innovation Mission, CGI India sign SOI to boost innovation in Schools

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Atal Innovation Mission collaborates with CGI to promote Innovation across schoolsOn October 13, 2020, Atal Innovation Mission (AIM), NITI Aayog signed a Statement of Intent (SOI) with CGI India to promote innovation in schools. 

Key Points:

i.CGI India will adopt 100 schools with Atal Tinkering Labs (ATL) in Bangalore, Chennai, Hyderabad and Mumbai to promote and train students.

ii.Volunteers from CGI will mentor and coach students at ATLs to increase technical literacy. 

iii.The opportunity will provide the students hands-on experience using STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths) tools.

iv.CGI will conduct training workshops for teachers on design thinking, computational thinking, robotics and coding. 

CGI India:

CGI India is one of the largest IT and business consulting service firms.

It employs more than 14, 000 consultants across major cities in India. It provides global delivery support to clients, ensures close collaboration, accountability, and flexibility.

Atal Tinkering Labs (ATL):

i.ATL is a dedicated innovation workspace setup in schools. In ATL, students get access to do-it-yourself (DIY) kits to experiment and create innovative solutions using latest technologies. 

ii.It is being used by more than 2.5 Million School Kids in India. 

Atal Innovation Mission (AIM):

AIM was set up by NITI Aayog to promote innovation and entrepreneurship across the country. 

Recent Related News:

i.On September 09, 2020, Atal Innovation Mission (AIM), NITI Aayog launched ANIC-ARISE Challenges (Atal New India Challenges in Applied Research and Innovation for medium and Small Enterprises) to stimulate applied research and innovation in Indian Micro, Small & Medium Enterprises (MSMEs) and startups.

ii.On 20th August 2020, Atal Innovation Mission (AIM), NITI Aayog and Business Sweden on behalf of India-Sweden Healthcare Innovation Centre signed a virtual Statement of Intent (SoI) to boost the culture of innovation in India.

About Atal Innovation Mission (AIM)
Mission Director – Ramanan Ramanathan 
Headquarters – New Delhi