Dr Salil Chaudhary is selected as a mentor of change for Atal Tinkering Lab, under the Atal Innovation Mission. “I’m very happy to be chosen as a mentor of change for Atal Tinkering Lab. ATL will enable create a problem solving, innovative mind set within millions of students across the country, and I’m happy to mentor school students to become future entrepreneurs,” said Dr Chaudhary.
With a vision to ‘Cultivate one Million children in India as Neoteric Innovators’, Atal Innovation Mission is establishing Atal Tinkering Laboratories (ATLs) in schools across India. The objective of this scheme is to foster curiosity, creativity and imagination in young minds; and inculcate skills such as design mindset, computational thinking, adaptive learning, physical computing etc.
Mentor of Change Program is a strategic nation building initiative to engage leaders who can guide and mentor students in thousands of Atal Tinkering Labs that Atal Innovation Mission has established in the process of establishing across India. Leaders are expected to spend 1-2 hours every week in one or more such labs and enable students to experience, learn and practice future skills such as design and computational thinking.These labs are non-prescriptive by nature, and mentors are expected to be enablers rather than instructors.
Atal Innovation Mission (AIM) including Self-Employment and Talent Utilization (SETU) is Government of India’s endeavor to promote a culture of innovation and entrepreneurship. Its objective is to serve as a platform for promotion of world-class Innovation Hubs, Grand Challenges, Start-up businesses and other self-employment activities, particularly in technology driven areas.