Hailakandi: 11 schools of Hailakandi district have been selected by NITI Aayog for developing Atal tinkering lab under the Atal Innovation Mission (AIM). Disclosing this here on Sunday, Inspector of Schools, Rajiv Kr Jha said 11 schools of the district have been selected. They are Golap Academy, Hailakandi Junior Science College, Irfan Ali Memorial High School, JK Memorial English School, Janaki Charan HS School, Kanchanpur Medha Vikash Vidyalaya, Modern Public High School, Nimaichandpur HS School, Nityanandapur High School, Panchgram Town High School and Premlochan HS School.
AIM is a flagship initiative set up by the NITI Aayog to promote innovation and entrepreneurship across the length and breadth of the country, based on a detailed study and deliberations on innovation and entrepreneurial needs of India in the years ahead. AIM is also envisaged as an umbrella innovation organisation that would play an instrumental role in alignment of innovation policies between Central, State and sectoral innovation schemes incentivising the establishment and promotion of an ecosystem of innovation and entrepreneurship at various levels – higher secondary schools, science, engineering and higher academic institutions, and SME/MSME industry, corporate and NGO levels.
Long term goals of AIM include establishment and promotion of Small Business Innovation Research and Development at a national scale (AIM SBIR) for the SME/MSME/startups, and in rejuvenating Science and Technology innovations in major research institutions of the country like CSIR (Council of Scientific Industrial Research), Agri Research (ICAR) and Medical Research (ICMR) aligned to national socio-economic needs. AIM has adopted a holistic framework in the achievement of its objectives. Atal Tinkering Labs – to promote creative, innovative mind set in schools. Atal Incubators – to promote entrepreneurship in universities and industry. Atal New India Challenges and Atal Grand Challenges – to promote specific product innovations with social/economic impact. Mentors of Change – to mentor students at ATL and AIC Incubators/Startups. 6,038 Atal tinkering labs will be set up in schools under the AIM across the country.