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Rashtriya Avishkar Abhiyan: Learning outside Classrooms

Ministry of Human Resource Development, Department of School Education and Literacy, to make learning of Science and Mathematics a joyful and meaningful activity, to bring focus on innovation and use of technology has set up the Rashtriya Avishkar Abhiyan(RAA).


  • To enable children to become motivated and engaged in Science, Mathematics and Technology (SMT) through observation, experimentation, inference drawing, model building, rational reasoning, testability etc.
  • To create curiosity, excitement and exploration among school children in Science, Mathematics and Technology.
  • To create a culture of thinking, inventing, tinkering and doing to promote enquiry based learning in Schools.  
  • To achieve learning levels appropriate to the class of study in Science and Mathematics.
  • To encourage and nurture schools to be incubators of Innovation.


Target Age group

Every child of 6-18 Years age

Target classes/ courses

1. Children from Classes I to XII

2. Children of Open Schools 6-18years

3. Children of Special Schools (for disabled children)

4. Children studying in Special Training Centres (bridge programmes)

Target School / Institutions

1. State / UT Government and local body Schools

2. Kendriya Vidyalayas, Navodaya Vidyalayas and other Central Government Schools

3. Special Schools (for disabled children)

4. Open Schools systems of children of 6-18 years

5. Special Training Centres (bridge programmes)


  • Workshops & seminars to be held with school boards to rectify assessment systems.
  • Strengthening School Science and Mathematics Laboratories.
  • Provision of Teaching-learning equipment and materials.
  • Use of Technology in Science and Mathematics teaching.
  • Development of Resource Materials.
  • Strengthening teacher support institutions through use of technology.
  • Effective Classroom transaction: teaching learning.
  • Hands on-Activity based learning (tod phod jod), Problem Solving, Modeling ,Experimentation and Demonstration, Self learning ,Peer to peer collaborative learning, Online resources ( in local language), use  Culture of Beyond Textbooks and inquiry based learning.

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