It was launched by former President of India Dr. A.P.J Abdul Kalam, to encourage Science and Mathematics learning in Children. It is learning beyond classroom.
Ministry: Ministry of Human Resource Development.
Target Group: Every child of the age group 6 - 18.
Interventions under RAA:
Systematic Improvement in the School System
Teacher Preparation for Science, Mathematics and Technology: Pre-Service and In- Service
Assessment design for Science and Mathematics for students
Recruitment of Science and Mathematics Teachers.
Strengthening School Science Laboratories and Mathematics Laboratories
Provision of teaching-learning equipment and supplementary books/materials to enhance Science and Mathematics transaction in classrooms.
Use of Technology in Science and Mathematics teaching Development of resource materials
Strengthening teacher support institutions and in the use of technology Effective classroom transaction : teaching – learning.
Initiative to encourage Science, Mathematics through Alternative Strategies
School Mentoring for Science & Mathematics teaching by Higher Education Institutions.
Teacher Circles on Science, Mathematics and Technology
Science/Mathematics Clubs for Children
Expand outreach of programmes of Ministry of Science and Technology to promote science learning.
Participation of Students in Inter-school, State/National Maths and Science Competitions/ Olympiads etc.
Organised visits to Science Museums and Science fairs and Mathematics Melas. Parents and community sensitisation.