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Introducing Tinkering Labs in PM SHRI Schools for STEM and Robotics Education in India

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In the fast-evolving educational landscape of India, integrating STEM education has become essential. Whether Kendriya Vidyalayas (KVs), Jawahar Navodaya Vidyalayas (JNVs), or other educational institutions, technology in education is a must.

The PM SHRI Schools have introduced Tinkering Labs, marking a significant advancement in modernizing Indian education. The labs will transform 14,597 schools into innovation hubs for STEM and robotics education. As a result, it provides 21st-century resources that foster an environment beneficial to inventive thinkers and problem-solvers.

If you want to set up a Tinkering Lab in your school, the tech-education platform Stempedia can provide valuable assistance. PM SHRI Schools are now partnering with us to access state-of-the-art educational kits through the Government e-Marketplace (GeM) portal. This strategic collaboration ensures transparency, cost-effectiveness, and ease of procurement. Continue reading to know more.

Understanding PM SHRI Schools

Classroom of students engaging in innovative STEM education at a PM-SHRI Kendriya Vidyalaya

PM SHRI full form – Pradhan Mantri School for Rising India, the scheme announced by honorable PM Narendra Modi on 5th of September, 2022.

The PM Shri Scheme under the Pradhan Mantri Kaushal Vikas Yojana (PMKVY) is the flagship scheme of the Ministry of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship (MSDE). It represents a transformative step in the Indian education landscape. This flagship initiative of the Central government aims to align 14,597 schools with National Education Policy (NEP) 2020 guidelines. 

PM-SHRI schools scheme will upgrade existing schools run by the Centre, states, UTs, and local bodies. These schools can be KVS, JNVs, state government schools, or even those run by municipal corporations. The 2024-25 interim budget’s 6.11% increase in school funding ensures significant enhancements in PM SHRI Schools.

The schools under the PM Shri Yojana aim to provide an environment where every student is welcomed, and learning is enriched through various experiences. PM SHRI Schools’ innovative educational approach combines experiential, holistic, and integrated approaches.

The Mandate for Innovative Tinkering Labs

STEM Tinkering Lab set up with educational kits at a PM SHRI School

The mandate for PM SHRI Schools to establish Tinkering Labs is essential in advancing STEM education across India. These innovative hubs are integral to promoting hands-on learning and fostering student creativity. Integrating DIY robot kits and stem kits for kids, these labs provide practical, engaging learning experiences that encourage students to experiment and innovate.

Expected student outcomes from incorporating Tinkering labs within PM Shri Schools include:

  • The capacity to apply knowledge in real-world scenarios
  • An increased ability to think out of the box (creative and critical thinking)
  • Enhanced communication, collaboration, and problem-solving skills

The initiative will cultivate responsible, technologically adept students ready for the challenges of the Fourth Industrial Revolution (Industry 4.0).

These labs under the PM SHRI Yojana support academic growth and empower students with 21st-century skills. PM SHRI Schools are setting the standard for future-focused education in India through this approach.

Discovering STEMpedia’s Structured Curriculum with STEM, AI, and Robotics Kits for PM SHRI Tinkering Labs


STEMpedia is at the forefront of integrating technology into education through its comprehensive offerings for PM SHRI Tinkering Labs. Specializing in DIY robot kits for kids, STEMpedia provides various tools and resources to enhance learning through practical application.

STEMpedia’s Curriculum and Lab Offerings:

Our AI and Robotics lab offerings are essential for nurturing the next generation of technopreneurs. Our ecosystem offers:

1. Robotics kits for schools:

Arrangement of colorful DIY robot kits and STEM kits for educational purposes

Our robot making kits for kids are designed to foster activity-based learning and include a variety of offerings tailored to meet the needs of the PM SHRI Yojana. The coding and AI robotics kit is designed for ease of use. For instance, our IoT House kit supports 15+ activities for students and beginners. It is ideal for learning the basics of IoT by creating simple API requests, voice-controlled smart plugs, and RFID-trusted door-opening systems from a beginner-friendly kit.

Quarky, our DIY AI and robotics kit, provide hands-on experience, allowing students to build and program their robots. These STEM kits for kids and STEM robotics kits integrate seamlessly into our CBSE textbooks for Tinkering Labs. As a result, it promotes a comprehensive understanding of science and technology from class 3rd to 12th. This holistic approach ensures students are engaged and well-prepared for future technological advancements.

STEMpedia offers PM SHRI Schools a full suite of AI and Robotics lab equipment, vital for nurturing innovation and 21st-century skills. Our made-in-India starter kit, Humanoid kit, Quadruped kit, drone kits, and STEM Kits for PM SHRI Schools lay the foundation for a world-class STEAM curriculum.

2. NEP-aligned Structured CBSE Curriculum:

CBSE Textbooks on ICT, coding, AI, and robotics education for classes 1-8, authored by IIT alumni

STEMpedia’s curriculum, authored by IIT alumni, aligns seamlessly with NEP 2020 guidelines and NCF 2023 framework. Our Skillful Minds Program with ICT, Coding, AI, and Robotics transforms technology education for CBSE classes 1 – 8. 

Our textbooks help students and teachers develop essential 21st-century skills with hands-on AI lab activities, assignments, and quizzes. The focus is on activity-based learning with real-world applications. Our curriculum for Tinkering Lab integrates AI and coding (CBSE Skill Subject Codes 417 and 843).

We also offer AI books for CBSE classes 9 and 10.

3. Teacher Training Program:

Presenter demonstrating robotics to teachers at STEMpedia's AI and Robotics Lab training session

Teachers are the backbone of education, yet often face challenges in integrating new technologies into classrooms. STEMpedia addresses this with a dedicated Teacher Training Program that provides year-long support. 

Our training simplifies the adoption of AI and coding through PictoBlox. The software enables teachers to guide students in creating animations, games, DIY electronics, IoT, and robotics projects. This Tinkering Lab program ensures that teachers confidently transfer cutting-edge knowledge, enhancing their ability to engage students effectively.

By incorporating these STEM kits for kids, PM Shri schools can meet educational objectives by promoting a ‘Learning by Doing‘ methodology. The DIY robot kits enable teachers to deliver engaging, technology-driven lessons aligned with the CBSE curriculum, focusing on real-world applications.

PM SHRI Schools utilizing STEMpedia’s curriculum and robot making kits are equipped to transform traditional computer labs into vibrant student innovation and learning centers. Thereby preparing them for future challenges in the tech-driven world. For more information on Tinkering Lab to enhance your school’s capabilities with these resources, visit or contact us directly at

Procurement Process of STEMpedia’s Tinkering Lab Offerings via Government e-Marketplace (GeM) Portal

Handshake over a contract with 'Education meets Innovation' title, symbolizing partnership

Procuring STEMpedia’s Tinkering Lab offerings through the Government e-Marketplace (GeM) portal brings several benefits. These include 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.

Step-by-Step Procurement Guide to Avail STEMpedia’s Tinkering Lab offerings via GeM Portal:

  1. Begin by registering or logging into the GeM portal
  2. Once logged in, you’ll land on the dashboard
  3. Now search “STEMpedia” and choose from different packages tailored to diverse educational needs
  4. If additional information is needed on the tinkering lab packages, contact STEMpedia at to know how you can effectively utilize your budgets
  5. After selecting the suitable package, place your order
  6. Your shipment will be delivered within 15 days. Our expert trainers will then visit to set up the lab and brief you on the Public Financial Management System (PFMS)
  7. Following lab setup, a comprehensive 5-day teacher training program will be conducted to ensure educators are fully equipped to use the new resources

In A Nutshell

Teacher interacting with digital teaching aids in a PM SHRI School classroom

PM SHRI Schools have set a benchmark in Indian education by integrating STEM, AI, and Robotics through the Tinkering Lab setup. These Innovation labs equip students with vital 21st-century skills, fostering creativity, critical thinking, and problem-solving abilities. We encourage KVS, JNVs, state government schools, and local/municipal bodies across India to adopt this model to stay at the forefront of technological and educational advancements.

If you want state-of-the-art DIY educational kits to set up the PM Shri Tinkering lab, you can purchase STEMpedia’s Tinkering lab offerings directly from the GeM portal. For personalized guidance and assistance, you can always contact us at

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