The Atal Innovation Mission’s (AIM) key initiative of establishing a network of Atal Tinkering Laboratories (ATL) has a vision to ‘Cultivate one Million children in India as Neoteric Innovators’. With the objective of creating scientific temper as well as cultivating the spirit of curiosity and creativity among young minds, ATL provides an enabling environment for students to innovate through a Do-it-yourself approach. Young children will get a chance to work with tools and equipment to understand the concepts of STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math).
Kalaimagal was one among the 257 schools that was selected by AIM from 13,000 schools that applied for the same across India.
The fully furnished Kalaimagal ATL Lab is equipped with sophisticated machines and instruments such as 3D Printers and Microcontrollers for honing the technical and innovation related skills of students. They will help to bring theoretical concepts to life and inculcate a range of skills including those pertaining to design, computational thinking and physical computing.
The lab has scheduled to organize activities like workshops for students and teachers, intra and inter school competitions, guest lectures, mentoring sessions, summer and winter camps, etc.