New Delhi: There has been an increase in the number of students opting for science subjects at the higher secondary level, the HRD ministry said on Thursday.
"As per Unified District Information System on Education (UDISE) 2015-16, there has been an increase in the enrolment of students in science subjects at the higher secondary level from 62.18 lakh in 2014-15 to 79.52 lakh in 2015-16," the Minister of State for Human Resource Development, Upendra Kushwaha, said in response to a question in the Rajya Sabha.
Kushwaha informed the Upper House that the HRD ministry had in 2015 launched the Rashtriya Avishkar Abhiyan (RAA), a convergent framework to encourage children to learn science and mathematics.
"The Niti Aayog is establishing Atal Tinkering Laboratories (ATLs) in schools across India under the Atal Innovation Mission. The objective of the scheme is to foster curiosity, creativity and imagination in young minds and inculcate skills such as design mindset, computational thinking, adaptive learning, and physical computing. Till date, 2441 schools have been selected across the country to establish these labs," he said.