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Atal Tinkering Labs

STEMpedia provides one stop solution for Tinkering Labs: Lab Equipment Supply, Commissioning, Teacher Training, Curriculum, Student Workshops, Mentoring and Compliance!

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STEMpedia provides one stop solution for Tinkering Labs: Lab Equipment Supply, Commissioning, Teacher Training, Curriculum, Student Workshops, Mentoring and Compliance!

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STEMpedia’s Tinkering Lab Offerings for PM Shri Schools via the GeM Portal

PM Shri Schools can now avail STEM, DIY, and Robot Kits for kids through the GeM portal. Procuring STEMpedia’s Tinkering Lab offerings via the portal brings several benefits, including streamlined purchasing processes, assured quality, and adherence to financial regulations. 

GeM is a comprehensive online procurement platform designed to facilitate the acquisition of goods and services by all Central and State Government Ministries, Departments, Public Sector Units (PSUs), and their affiliates. It is an ideal platform for schools to enhance their educational infrastructure.

Atal Tinkering Lab: The Key to India’s Brighter Future

Atal Tinkering Labs (ATL) is an initiative of the Government of India under the flagship program of Atal Innovation Mission (AIM). The program aims to foster creativity and innovation among young students in India by providing them with access to cutting-edge technology and tools. ATL was launched by the Hon’ble Prime Minister of India, Shri Narendra Modi, in 2016, as a part of the government’s efforts to promote a culture of innovation and entrepreneurship among young students in the country.

STEMpedia provides for the ultimate solution to creating a cuttingedge Tinkering Lab for both government schools and private schools! Our packages offer everything you need, from applying for the Lab to complete ATL Setup, Teachers Training, and roundtheclock support. Our Labs are equipped with the latest technology such as 3D printers, robotics kits, electronics components, and other tools to help students explore and bring their ideas to life while fostering the crucial 21stcentury skills required to succeed today. All packages are available through the GeM (Government e-Marketplace)!

Programs and Packages Designed for All!

STEMpedia offers comprehensive solutions for all type of Tinkering Lab, whether they are funded by the Central Government, State Governments, or through Corporate Social Responsibility programs.


Government Funded

Under this program, Niti Aayog funded, both government and private schools, benefit from a five-year government support system. STEMpedia provides all the service to these schools from lab set to compliances.


State Funded

The state government also implement program to establish Tinkering Labs in the government schools of the state. To date, STEMpedia has successfully established Tinkering Labs in Assam, Uttrakhand, Gujarat, and Sikkim for State Governments.


CSR Funded

Under this program, CSR Agencies provides the funds needed to carry out projects in the Tinkering Lab. STEMpedia have collaborated with more than 10 CSR organizations to build labs, develop the skill sets of teachers, and host contests in schools.

Inspiring Stories: How Our Customers Found Success

Stories of transformation have emerged from the schools enriched with STEMpedia‘s tinkering labs. Explore the success stories of these educational institutions and the positive impact they are having on their students!

Assam Tinkering Lab

It was nothing short of remarkable that we were able to successfully establish 69 Tinkering Labs in Assam. We expeditiously provided solutions throughout the lab setup process and conducted a Teachers Development Program at IIT Guwahati where over 200 teachers were trained. Students are now equipped with hands-on activities.

Codeavour Success Story

Codeavour 22 provided the chance for young innovators around India to gain exposure to emerging technologies like AI and machine learning by participating in our competition. Through our outreach to Atal Tinkering Labs, we on-boarded 167+ schools and 5900+ students with NITI Aayog, thus creating the potential for an enormous impact.

KV ONGC Success Story

The collaboration between STEMpedia and KV ONGC, Surat leading up to the establishment of the ATL Lab has been a remarkable success story, with plentiful workshops and teachers development program driving lab functioning. This stellar initiative has enabled more than 200 students to discover and delve into the captivating world of STEM.

SBI Card Pehel Success Story

SBI Cards’ “Pehel” is an initiative that aims to unlock the potential of young minds in STEM Studies by setting up 25 (Atal Tinkering Labs) ATLs, across various government schools in Delhi-NCR & Haryana. Our goal was to provide skill education through STEMpedia’s crafted state-of-the-art equipment on electronics, robotics, and sensors, along with 3D printers and computers which empowered 10,000+ students.

Shilpa Indoria
Principal, Adani Vidya Mandir, Ahmedabad

“As a Principal, I am delighted with the ATL Lab Setup and Support Services provided by STEMpedia. The team has been extremely supportive and responsive to our needs, ensuring that our lab is always up and running smoothly. The labs are equipped with cutting-edge technology and resources that have allowed our students to develop essential skills and gain a deeper understanding of STEM concepts.”

Ivan Dorjee Lepcha
Vice Principal and STEM Head, Paljor Namgyal Girls’ School

“There are many complications faced by teachers and school as a whole in teaching AI and Coding to students but with the positive mindset and ATL lab set up by STEMpedia we were able to overcome every challenge. WE appreciate STEMpedia for their support and assistance for the efficient functioning of Lab. I highly recommend STEMpedia’s ATL Lab Setup and Support services to any school looking to provide top-notch STEM education to its students.”

Saurabh Bhartiya
ATL, Mentor of Change, Sagar Public School, Bhopal

The AI and Robotics lab set up at our school, along with the teacher training on coding and robotics, has been a great help to us. The learning experience with PictoBlox and Quarky has been amazing, and all of my students are enjoying it tremendously.

Synergy of Success: Our Growing Network

With the collaborative efforts of our school and the government in fostering innovation through Atal Tinkering Labs (ATL), we provide students with the tools, resources, and opportunities to unleash their creativity and turn ideas into reality.

What Does STEMpedia do in Tinkering Labs?


Supply of ATL Equipment

Providing an all-in-one solution for the supply, installation, and commissioning of ATL Packages (including Packages P1-P4, IT Equipment, and Furniture) to schools.


Training & Yearlong Support Program

We offer a 5-day training program by our expert trainers to help teachers upskill in Tinkering, plus a year of ongoing guidance and lifetime in-house support.


Competitive Support

Schools are provided with assistance for taking part in regional, national, and international competitions hosted by NITI Aayog, STEMpedia, or any other organizations.


Round-the-Clock Assistance

Experience the virtual mentoring program and world-class phone support from our STEM experts anytime for your Atal Tinkering Lab queries!


2 Year Warranty & LMS Access

Enjoy a two-year warranty on all equipment as well as free access to premium online courses on the basics of electronics, programming, robotics, and AI for 100 login IDs.


Free Software and Mobile App

Make coding fun and ingenious with PictoBlox graphical programming software, and control your projects with ease using the accompanying Smartphone app!

AI Module by Atal Tinkering Lab

With Niti-Aayog and NASSCOM, STEMpedia collaborated to bring AI Education to all the Atal Tinkering Labs with the introduction of the AI Module. This module is designed to give young innovators the opportunity to learn AI and harness its potential to create meaningful change in society. The AI Step Up Module is a follow-up to the AI Base module and includes Practical Activity Books and Activities to facilitate a practical, hands-on understanding of AI.

Empowering Kids with the Right Future Skills

Coding - Graphical & Python

Children coding with PictoBlox blocks, exploring facial recognition

Artificial Intelligence

Quarky Robot with self-driving technology identifying a stop sign





Table lamp powered by Quarky Internet of Things (IoT) House

Internet of Things (IoT)




3D Printer

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Experience the power of AI and Robotics with us!

Discover the power of the STEMpedia ecosystema revolutionary Coding, AI, and Robotics solution for schools! Our educational specialists are here to show you how to harness the potential of this cuttingedge technology.

In as little as one hour, we can assign the right resources to your specific educational requirements and help unlock the countless possibilities STEMpedia provides.

Contact us for a free demonstration tailored to fit your school‘s schedule. Act now and let STEMpedia revolutionize the way you learn.

Skill Labs for Learning AI, Coding and Robotics

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FAQs on Tinkering Lab, Curriculum, and Teacher Training

ATL stands for Atal Tinkering Lab. In a bid to make its impact on the world with a vision to ‘cultivate 1 million children in India as neoteric innovators’, the think tank of India, NITI Aayog, has established a network of ‘Atal Tinkering Labs’ (ATL) under the Atal Innovation Mission (AIM) with the objective to endorse STEM system of education, by cultivating curiosity, creativity, and imagination in the young India. An ATL is a workspace where young minds can give shape to their ideas through a do-it-yourself approach and inculcate skills such as adaptive learning, computational thinking, physical computing, and rapid calculations, among many others.

Schools (Grades VI – X) that come under the central/state government, local bodies (municipality/Nagar Nigam), private trusts/society, or the tribal/social welfare department can apply for setting up ATLs in their campus.

Note: Applications have been closed for the year 2018-19.


₹ 20.00 lakh in total – A one-time establishment charge of up to ₹ 10.00 lakh is provided for each ATL in the first year for instruments, prototyping equipment like do-it-yourself kits, 3D printer, electronic tools, etc.

The remaining ₹ 10.00 lakh is provided over a maximum period of 5 years for operating the ATL, maintenance of equipment, purchase of consumables, organizing popular science lecture series, innovation events, scientific activities, and competitions, and for payment of honorariums to the faculty and mentors involved.

Applications will be accepted from eligible schools to establish ATL.

The selection criteria are:

Criteria Parameters
  • All-weather area (1,500 sq. ft.)
  • All-weather area (1,000 sq. ft.) in hilly/Himalayan and island states, UTs
  • Computer Lab with internet facility
  • Steady Electricity connection
  • Science Lab
  • Library and Playground
Faculty Dedicated & qualified staff for Maths & Sciences
  • Enrolment – Min. 400 students in Grade VI – X
  • Enrolment – Min. 250 students in Grade VI – X in hilly states
  • Regular attendance of 75% & above of the staff & enrolled students over the past 3 years

The parameters to be used for the  evaluation of schools:

Criteria Parameters
Performance of students
  • % of students scoring 60 – 69.99% in Grade X & XII board exams in previous 3 years
  • % of students scoring 70 – 79.99% in Grade X & XII board exams in previous 3 years
  • % of students scoring 80 – 89.99% in Grade X & XII board exams previous 3 years
  • % of students scoring 90% and above in Grade X & XII board exams in previous 3 years
Participation in extra-curricular science activity Participation level in Science Innovation Fair/events
  • Mentor engagement
  • Alumni engagement

Selection Process Timeline:

ATL Schedule

For schools in hilly regions or in islands, the minimum area requirement has been reduced to 1000 sq. ft. The schools need to mention the same by stating in the Letter of Principal that they are located in a hilly region/island and need a space concession.

Schools that wish to set up an ATL in their premises must visit and submit their application online. Furthermore, a declaration form on the school letterhead must be submitted online by the school.

The list of the documents along with complete instructions is mailed to the selected schools on their registered e-mail id.

Using the Grant for Setting Up the ATL

  • An establishment cost (one-time) of up to Rs. 10 lakh is granted to each ATL, which can be used for the following:
  • Up to Rs. 7 lakh for procuring equipment as mentioned in the ATL list of equipment in the first 2 to 3 months after receiving the grant.
  • Up to Rs. 1.5 lakh for purchasing laptops and a projector in case there isn’t any prior arrangement in the ATL/school.
  • Up to Rs. 1.5 lakh for refurbishing the ATL: repairing/replacing the electrical fittings, internet facility, acquiring furniture such as tables and chairs, storage boxes, printing banners, boards etc

Using the Grant for Operation and Maintenance

Rs.10.00 lakh is provided to each ATL in instalments of Rs.2.00 lakh per year (over a period of 5 years). The O&M grant can be used for the following purposes:

  • Repair & Maintenance of ATL equipment
  • Purchase of consumables/spares
  • Travel allowance to the ATL faculty and/or ATL students for attending events, meetings, and training programmes organized by AIM
  • Organising intra and inter-school ATL related events such as the ATL Tinkerfest, ATL Marathon, ATL mentor sessions, competitions, guest lectures, hands-on workshops for students, training workshops for teachers, and community outreach
  • Payment of token honorarium to one ATL-in-charge (only) up to maximum Rs. 5000 per month.

The school cannot use the grant for:

  • Paying the salaries of the ATL-in-charge, teachers, assistants, equipment vendors, and mentors

Up to Rs. 1.50 lakh from the grant can be used for this purpose. As per the Grant Utilization guidelines, the grant can be used for renovating the ATL in the matter of:

Electrical fittings, Internet facility, painting and whitewashing, arranging furniture, storage boxes, printing banners and boards, etc.

Yes, the school needs to have a separate bank account for the ATL. The bank account should be in the school’s name in a nationalised bank or any bank having CBS (Core Banking Solution) facility. The school can maintain its existing account only if the account is in the school’s name. If the school doesn’t have a bank account in its name then it needs to open a bank account in the name of :

<Your School name as per NITI List + ATL GRANT> (No abbreviation allowed) either with State Bank of India or with another nationalised bank or with a bank having CBS (Core Banking Solution) facility.

Schools with ATLs must use the PFMS system ( for all transactions in connection with the ATL grant.

It is also advised to the schools to list down their vendors on PFMS and use this method for all kinds of payments and advances given to them.

Rs. 500 is the upper limit on cash transactions on an appropriate cash voucher(s) and/or bills.

Transactions via PFMS online transfer (PPA mode) are a must in case they are above Rs. 500. Bills must be provided for the same.

In case the Internet and the PFMS system are not available, the school can use either a cheque or NEFT.

The school, after receiving the grant, must arrange the equipment to make it functional.

The school is obligated to set up the ATL, inaugurate it, and make it viable within 3 months of acquiring the grant and the guidelines.

Below are the guidelines for the process of procuring the equipment:

All schools with ATLs are obligated to purchase equipment as per the following two ATL Equipment lists:

All the equipment considered necessary as suggested by experts have been classified into the following four packages:

P1 – Electronics Development, Robotics, Internet of Things, and Sensors
P2 – Rapid Prototyping Tools
P3 – Mechanical, Electrical, and Measurement tools
P4 – Power Supply, Accessories and Safety equipment

The schools can take help of resources on to understand about components and equipment.
An indicative list of vendors has been announced by NITI Aayog. The list, however, is neither exhaustive nor mandatory; it is indicative and suggestive. Schools can obtain material from other sources as well in accordance with their convenience, quality, and pricing. This decision can be taken at the school’s discretion.

The suggestive list of vendors is mailed to all selected schools on their registered e-mail id.

Yes, the schools can change their registered e-mail id. The concerned school must send a formal mail from their new e-mail id at requesting a change and stating the reason for the same. Please mention your school name and unique id in all such e-mails.

If any students from the nearby schools or the community are interested in accessing the ATL or working with the students of the concerned school, then the school with the ATL must permit them to do so. The schools are not allowed to charge anyone for accessing the ATLs.

It is possible for any external organization including NGOs to partner with a school with an ATL. However, no financial transactions of any kind are allowed from the ATL grant.

All schools with ATLs are obligated to put up the ATL banner outside the main gate of their premise and at the entrance of their ATL. The banner can be downloaded from

They must also put up the ATL posters inside the lab. The posters can be downloaded from

AIM’s logo can be used on posters, banners, and standees which are created for intra and inter-school events related to ATL such as:

  • ATL Tinkerfest
  • ATL Marathon
  • ATL mentor sessions
  • ATL School of the Month
  • ATL Community Day
  • ATL Hands-on workshops for students.
  • ATL Teacher Training Workshops

The logo can also be used on the certificates given to students during such events.

The following points are to be kept in mind when using AIM’s logo:

  • The logo must be prominently displayed with no interferences from other text or design.
  • The dimensions of the logo must remain unchanged i.e. the aspect ratio must not be distorted.
  • The logo cannot be used as a watermark with text or any graphics over it.
  • The logo must be displayed at the top-centre of all banners, posters, standees and other such creatives. When using multiple logos, the AIM’s logo may be displayed at the top right corner.
  • Getting an explicit permission from NITI Aayog is mandatory for any additional use.
  • All the files must be deleted once the work is complete in order to prevent their ill-usage. In case it occurs, the original recipient of the logo will be held accountable.


The Pradhan Mantri School for Rising India (PM SHRI) scheme, launched by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, is a flagship initiative of the central government aiming to upgrade 14,597 schools across India. It aligns schools, including KVS and JNVs, with the National Education Policy 2020 to enhance educational standards and infrastructure.

PM SHRI Schools are part of a transformative initiative under the Pradhan Mantri Kaushal Vikas Yojana (PMKVY) to modernize Indian education. These schools integrate Tinkering Labs to foster an environment that promotes hands-on learning in STEM and robotics, preparing students with 21st-century skills.

Tinkering Labs in PM SHRI Schools offer educational kits and resources encouraging students to engage in STEM and robotics. These innovative hubs help students apply knowledge in real-world scenarios. The initiative will help students enhance creative and critical thinking and improve communication, collaboration, and problem-solving skills.

Schools interested in setting up Tinkering Labs can collaborate with STEMpedia. We offer state-of-the-art STEM, DIY, and Robotics kits via the Government e-Marketplace (GeM) portal. This partnership ensures ease of procurement, cost-effectiveness, and transparency.

For more information, read our informative blog post on: Introducing Tinkering Labs in PM SHRI Schools for STEM and Robotics Education

STEMpedia offers a variety of educational kits, including DIY robot kits and STEM kits, designed to support activity-based learning. These kits are tailored to the needs of the PM SHRI Yojana and integrate seamlessly into the CBSE curriculum, facilitating a comprehensive understanding of science and technology from classes 3 – 12.

STEMpedia provides a comprehensive 5-day Teacher Training Program with year-long support to help teachers integrate AI and coding into their classrooms. The program uses PictoBlox software, enabling teachers to facilitate various tech-driven projects and enhance their educational delivery with cutting-edge knowledge.

Students in PM SHRI Schools with Tinkering Labs are expected to develop enhanced problem-solving abilities, creativity, and critical thinking skills. These labs help students develop a passion for innovation and entrepreneurship and become technologically adept and responsible for tackling future challenges effectively.

PM SHRI Schools can procure STEMpedia’s Tinkering Lab offerings through the Government e-Marketplace (GeM) portal. This platform ensures a transparent, cost-effective procurement process and allows schools to choose from a range of educational packages that meet their specific needs.

Using the GeM portal provides several advantages, including streamlined purchasing processes, assured quality, and compliance with financial regulations. It offers a convenient and reliable method for schools to enhance their educational infrastructure with state-of-the-art resources.