When innovation and education come together, great things are bound to happen.

University Education is a crucial step in completing the learning process that started in the kindergarten. Students are exposed to practical knowledge that helps them in finding their core passion. It is these trained individuals who develop the capacity and analytical skills that drive local economies, support civil society, teach children, lead effective governments, and make important decisions which affect entire societies.

A university is the last step to being shaped into a working professional. Students at this level know well what interests them the most. This is a very important phase where everyone needs to hone their skills to be ready for their corporate or entrepreneurial journey. To inculcate the concept of ‘idea’ among these students, to think, learn, the country’s think-tank NITI Aayog under the Ministry of Human Resource and Development started to facilitate setting up Atal Incubation Centres (AIC) in higher educational institutions as well as R&D institutes.

The AICs will create world-class incubation facilities across various parts of India with suitable physical infrastructure in terms of capital equipment and operating facilities, coupled with the availability of domain experts for mentoring the start-ups, business planning support, access to seed capital, industry partners, training and other relevant components required for encouraging innovative start-ups.

With the convergent impacts of globalization, the increasing importance of practical knowledge as a main driver of growth is at the peak of its horizon. This information and communication revolution is the catalyst of the business and economics verticals that will decide the fate of the students.

We have been setting up a variety of innovative labs and centres, where students can learn, experiment and get a glimpse of how their dream job really looks like through the following disciplines:

  • Robotics Lab
  • Internet of Things Lab
  • Design, Prototyping and Manufacturing Lab (3D printing)
  • Agriculture and Aquaculture Lab
  • Entrepreneurship Centre
  • Brain computing & Interfacing Lab
  • Renewable Energy Lab
  • Artificial Intelligence and Machine learning
  • Big Data and Analytics
  • Cyber Security and Forensic Lab
  • Plant Phenotyping Lab
  • Virtual Class Rooms
  • Innovation in Art and Design Lab

With the use of IT in education is widely acknowledged across schools, colleges, and universities to prepare students to become competent with emerging technological trends, several countries are starting to introduce coding, the base of creating software, website, or an app, in the curriculum from the age of five. It is emerging as the new literacy alongside STEM subjects to help students become more creative and innovative.

Although coding isn’t mentioned in the ATL’s list, an expert says that the trend is soon to follow, as many international schools have started to include coding in the academic curricula.

  • P1- Electronics development, robotics, IOTs and sensors
  • P2- Rapid prototyping tools
  • P3- Mechanical, electrical, and measurement tools
  • P4- Construction kit, power supply, consumables, accessories and safety equipment