ATL Space Challenge 2021 For School Students

ATL Space Challenge 2021

ATL Space Challenge 2021 was launched by Atal Innovation Mission, NITI Aayog in collaboration with the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) and Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE).

The challenge aligns with the World Space Week 2021 declared by the United Nations General Assembly and is celebrated from the 4th to 10th October each year at the international level, to celebrate the contributions of space science and technology.

Important instructions for students: –
  1. School Students (from ATL and Non-ATL schools) can participate in the challenge.
  2. The solution/ innovations by the student teams must be aligned to one of the Challenge Themes under which the problems can be identified. Create a solution that can be implemented and adopted leveraging technologies such as:
    • Explore Space
    • Reach Space
    • Inhabit Space
    • Leverage Space
  3. Moreover, students are free to identify and solve ANY OTHER relevant problem aligning with ANY ONE of the Challenge Themes using ANY OTHER relevant technology (IoT and Sensors/ Electronics/ Drone Technology/Any Other Technology).
  4. The application for the Space Challenge to be submitted on the AIM online portal (details will be notified later).
  5. Therefore, each team based on their interest and understanding, must select one problem which falls under ANY
    ONE of the Space Challenge themes.
  6. Each unique solution must be submitted under one theme only. Submitting the same solution/
    innovation under multiple themes will result in immediate disqualification.
  7. School Students can leverage the ATL Space Module (open for all; can be accessed on for the
    detailed understanding of key concepts. The final innovation can be a physical/ digital solution (App,
    Game, 3D Design, etc.) developed using any of the ATL Module/ Platform (open for all) OR on any OpenSource/ Free platform.
  8. The online application form submission will include:
    1. Document submission (description of the innovation/ solution)
    2. Video submission (capturing a 360-degree view of the working prototype/ solution)
  9. School Teachers, ATL In-Charges and Mentors may support the student teams to participate in the challenge
  10. Please note, individual member entry is not allowed. Also if the team size exceeds 3 member limit, the
    entry/ submission will be immediately disqualified.
  11. The Top teams shall be recognized with interesting opportunities and prizes at the conclusion of the
Who can participate in the challenge: –
  • Each Team shall consist of a maximum of 3 students (class 6th to 12th) and one School Teacher/ ATL in charge.
    We encourage ATL schools to also include other school and/or community students within the Team
  • This challenge is for Indian students currently enrolled in school (Class VI to Class XII) both from ATL and non-ATL schools, in case your entry is selected as a finalist, the team members may be asked to provide proof in the form of a photo of your school i-card or any other form as deemed appropriate by AIM, NITI Aayog. Failure to do so may result in your entry being disqualified.

Note: We would request the school teachers and students to go through the CBSE circular, before commencing to participate in the ATL Space Challenge 2021. Click here to go through the circular.

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