ATL App Development Module UPSC

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NITI Aayog’s Atal Innovation Mission launches ATL App Development Module for school students nationwide

      WHY IN NEWS:

AIM, NITI Aayog is now bringing the skills of App Development to the young tinkerers of Atal Tinkering Labs across the country .

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NITI Aayogs Atal Innovation Mission (AIM) today launched the ATL App Development Module’ for school children all across the country.


It aims at transforming school students from App users to innovative App Developers.
  • Indian Mobile App Development innovation ecosystem is in line with the clarion call for Aatmanirbhar initiatives of the Hon Prime Minister  Shri  Narendra Modi.


  • The ATL App Development modules have been launched in collaboration with Indian homegrown startup Plezmo .

Plezmos mission is to enable everyone to learn 21st Century technology skills like coding, computational thinking, design thinking and problem solving.

  • It aim to hone the skills of school students and transforming them from App users to App makers in the times to come under AIMs flagship Atal Tinkering Labs initiative.


The vision is to foster creativity and innovation nationwide through its various integrated initiatives including incubators, Startups, community innovation Centers and Atal New India challenges for product and service innovations enabling socio economic growth of the country .


  • It is crucial for the young Indians to learn skills at a young age and to enable them to become the next generation of technology leaders.

The ATL App Development module is an online course is completely Free.


  • Through 6 project-based learning modules and online mentoring sessions the programme will start.
  • Young innovators can learn to build mobile Apps in various Indian languages and showcase their talent.
  • To build capacities and acumen for App Development within school teachers, periodic Teacher Training sessions will be conducted on the AIM App Development course.
  • The launch of AatmaNirbhar Bharat App Innovation Challenge  has been inspiring to the young students uniformly at school, university and industry level.
  • They can integrate their Tinkering Lab innovations with mobile apps enhancing the usability and reach of their innovations.


  • To foster learning and creativity within young minds, as part of the ATL #TinkerfromHome campaign, AIM, NITI Aayog has created a growing state of the art platform for the students and teachers across the country to learn and apply the latest of technologies.

This includes Artificial Intelligence, Game Design and Development, 3D Design, Astronomy, Digital Creativity Skills, etc. from the comfort and safety of their homes.


  • This initiative will empower our young generation in making India a global technology superpower and contribute to the vision of #AatmaNirbharBharat.

Till date, more than 5100 ATLs are established in more than 660 districts across the country by Atal Innovation Mission with more than 2 million students having access to the Tinkering Labs.

      IASbhai WINDUP: 

  • Covid-19 pandemic has brought about a big disruption, which is being tackled through the use of technology to aid for everyday lives.
  • After agricultural and industrial revolutions, global economies are being shaped by a Technology revolution.
  • We need world class technology solutions and apps from India leveraging the tremendous demographic dividend of our country.
  • This would be one of the largest App learning and development initiatives at a school level in any country.


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