IMMT arranges Jigyansha-ATL program in seven schools for Scientist-Student connection
NITI Aayog’s Atal Innovation Mission (AIM) conducted an ATL Tinkering Day at ATL Labs in its 10,000 schools across India, where students conducted an AIM prescribed experiment. To support this programme, scientists from CSIR-IMMT visited seven schools and conducted ATL Tinkering Day 2022 in the schools. The schools accepted by IMMT for this program are Sainik School Bhubaneswar, BB High School Dhenkanal, Government Girls High School Unit 6 Bhubaneswar, Central School No. 4 Bhubaneswar, Central School No. 5 Bhubaneswar, Government High School IRC Village Bhubaneswar and Jawahar Vidyapitha Pipili. IMMT arranged the experimental materials for the schools and personally guided them for the program. All the students made a motor-fan model using the materials. The national level program was conducted by scientists Dr. Santosh Kumar Behera, Dr. Simantini Nayak, Dr. Mamata Mohapatra, Dr. Sahid Anwar, Dr. Ashutosh Rath, Dr. Vikas Kumar Jena, Dr. Umakant Subudhi and Dr. Devi Prasad Das. Dr. Devi Prasad Das, coordinator of the program, said that the CSIR-Jigyansha team regularly conducts several Scientist-Student Connection programs for schools.