January 27, 2023
Riddhi Thakrar

Understanding the Rashtriya Avishkar Abhiyan

The Rashtriya Aavishkar Abhiyan (RAA) was introduced by the Ministry of Human Resource Development on July 9, 2015. The RAA is a foundation that unites the school as well as higher education institutions and encourages kids to learn and grow interested in math and science subjects.

Strengthening school science including math labs through the Rashtriya Madhyamik Shiksha Abhiyan is one of the RAA's actions (RMSA). Important treatments such as science exhibitions or fairs, scientific and math packages for schools, district-level talent searches, visits to educational institutions, and student learning improvement have all been authorized under the RMSA.

The main motive of the RAA scheme

In order to maximize the potential promoting mathematics, sciences, and technological learning outside of the classroom, the RAA plan highlights the necessity of both school and classroom interactions. Further than the confines of a traditional classroom, there are many options for mathematics learning, sciences, and technologies.

As a result, the RAA initiative is designed to offer schools a platform and nurturing support as part of a dual-track strategy to make math, science, and technologies engaging for kids and spark their interest in both inside and outside of the academic tasks.

Objectives to be accomplished under RAA

When the government has set some scheme then there are some set of objectives that it should particularly fulfill and achieve. These are as said:

1. to make it possible for kids to become interested and motivated in math, science, and technology through experimenting, observation, making conclusions based on logic, developing testable models, etc.

2. to inspire students' interest, discovery, and curiosity in math, science, and technology.

3. to encourage inquiry-based learning in classrooms by cultivating a culture of invention, tinkering, thinking, and doing.

4. to attain learning levels suitable for math and science classrooms.

5. to promote and inspire schools to serve as innovation hubs.

Who is focused under this scheme?

Every child here between ages of 6 and 18 is the target age group for children under the RAA scheme. The following are the target classes/courses for the RAA scheme:

1. children in grades I through XII.

2. children from open schools, ages 6 to 18.

3. Children enrolled at institutions of higher learning (bridge programmes).

4. youngsters from special schools that are for disabled children.

Which institutes are focused under RAA?

The following are the schools and institutions that the RAA programme is targeting:

1. government of the state or UT, and educational institutions.

2. schools run by the central government, such as Kendriya Vidyalayas and Navodaya Vidyalayas.

3. open educational institutions for kids aged 6 to 18.

4. centers for special training (bridge programmes).

5. Specialized schools set for disabled children.

What activities are undertaken by the government for RAA?

The following are the projects, actions, and actions carried out under the RAA scheme:

1. It makes contributions to the complete educational system.

2. teacher training in math, science, & engineering that are in-service and pre-service curriculum design for students in mathematics and science.

3. building school facilities for science and math

4. Improvement of school science and mathematics operations through the provision of extra materials and books and other teaching-learning aids

5. technological integration in scientific and math instruction.

6. enhancing the use of technology to increase the efficiency of organizations that support teachers.

7. efforts to advance science and mathematics through unconventional means.

8. offering teachers and school mentors in universities of higher education (HEIs) for subjects like math and science

9. Teacher circles for math, science, and technology as well as kid-focused math and science clubs are set up.

10. to promote science education and broaden the scope of the Ministry of Science and Technology's programmes.

11. Math as well as science Olympiads, state, national, and inter school competitions, etc.

12. planned outings to math events, galleries, and science exhibitions.

13. raising awareness among the public and parents.

How does the RAA manage its funding?

At the national scale, a supervisory board is set up to implement the RAA and to organize, evaluate, and interact with all collaborators for Abhiyan operations. This group is co-chaired either by Secretaries of the HEIs and indeed the Departments of School Education and Literacy.

The SSA and RMSA, which are joint endeavors with the plans and regulations of the Department of Higher Education Institutions and Ministry of Science and Technology, would provide funding for the RAA scheme's listed activities or elements.


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