India’s Ministry of Human Resource Development (MHRD) has launched the Rashtriya Avishkar Abhiyan (RAA). It is a convergent framework across School Education and Higher Education to encourage children towards learning Science and Mathematics.
Some of the interventions under RAA for promotion of science are strengthening of school Science and Mathematics laboratories, Science Fair / Exhibition and Talent Search at district level; provision of mathematics and science kits to schools, visit of students to higher educational institutions and learning enhancement of students.
During last three years, an amount of Rs 952.47 crore has been approved for In-service Teacher training of Maths and Science teachers at upper primary level, learning enhancement programme, computer-aided learning and innovations under Sarva Shiksha Abhiyan (SSA).
Further, an amount of Rs. 425.39 crore has been approved for in-service training of science and maths teachers, remedial teaching, provision of science and maths kits, science exhibitions, etc. under Rashtriya Madhyamik Shiksha Abhiyan (RMSA).
NITI Aayog under the 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. Till date, 2441 schools have been selected across the country to establish ATLs.