Amrita ATL Marathon Mentorship Program 2019-20

Winning Entry for ATL Marathon 2019 from

Amrita Vidyalayam Thalassery and Amrita Vidyalayam Chennai


Winning entries of ATL Marathon 2019 from Amrita Vidyalayams

Participating entries

About ATL marathon 2019: Research, Ideate, Innovate , Implement Mindful Innovation for the Greater Good

For ATL marathon 2019, we give you the opportunity to design your marathon! All the students of India will unleash their creativity and innovate for a better school environment and therefore a happier childhood.

Tell us about the problems you face within your school and that might just be the theme of this year's marathon and the entire country will work towards solving it.

  • Have you ever faced bullying in your school or online?

  • Do you feel discriminated against?

  • Are the surroundings of your school unsafe or unhygienic?

Or is there any other problem that you think could be solved for a healthy and peaceful society and its development. Here's your chance to do something about it!

No problem is too trivial and every problem has a solution.

Remember it is not a sprint but a marathon, so go slow and think hard on what you want to achieve with your solution. Reach milestones along the way and work towards creating a big impact in the school environment and the wellbeing of yourself and others facing the same problem.

The winning entry will not just be a best creator of a solution but it will be an entry that has thoroughly understood the problem, thought of an innovative solution to the problem and implemented it within their school and imagined the scope of implementing in more number of schools.

Problem statements

ATL marathon participation guidelines from AIM


    • No one can effectively solve without understanding the problem in depth.

    • In this phase, you need to truly understand the problem by talking to your friends, teachers, neighbors, parents and community.

    • Conduct a survey, jot down the answers and analyze the response.

    • Write down your findings and your in-depth understanding of the problem.

    • The student team that submits the most thorough and complete research and understanding of the problem will be shortlisted.


    • Now that your team has understood the problem after Step I of Research, think of ideas on how you can solve the problem using Techno Art or Science & Technology.

    • Tell us your idea of how you want to solve the problem. How will you ensure that it will be used?

    • You can submit a sketch or a plan for your idea. If selected for Phase 4, you can design and implement the solution to actually become the true innovators of your school, community and the country.

Innovate & Implement

  • Innovate and create a solution for the problem statement that you selected in Phase 3.

  • Submit a video and show us your innovation and describe how it solves the problem. Show us how you have implemented it within your school or your community.

ATL Marathon 2019 Rules from AIM: For Students and Schools

  • Applications can be submitted via the My Gov website.

  • Entry is open for ATL and Non -ATL schools.

  • A non – ATL school, to apply in the ATL Marathon 2019 can approach the nearest ATL School to work in partnership with that ATL (referred to as the Parent ATL Centre) and the non-ATL school shall be referred to as the Child School.

  • The Parent ATL Centre shall provide access to the Atal Tinkering Lab in their school and its equipment to the student/ faculty of the Child School as well as the necessary financial-aid to the Child School for any travel/ logistic arrangement in respect to the ATL Tinkering Marathon 2019 at any point of time till the completion/ submission of the project.

  • In addition to the above, the designated ATL In-Charge of the Parent ATL Centre shall also support the student(s) of the Child School by providing the necessary technical and mentoring support.

  • Kindly note individual entry is not allowed for any school. The non-ATL school (Child School) can participate by forming teams as mentioned below:

    • 01 non-ATL school student + 02 ATL school students = 03 students

    • 02 non-ATL school students + 01 ATL school student = 03 students

    • 01 non-ATL school student + 01 ATL school student = 02 students

  • If a non-ATL school (Child School) wishes to apply/participate in the ATL Marathon 2019, they have to submit an Undertaking (click here to view sample), duly signed and stamped by both the Principals of the Parent ATL Centre and Child School.

  • Submissions can be in English or Hindi only.

  • Only students from class 6th - 12th are eligible to participate.

  • One student can be a part of more than one team.

  • Participants shall keep their contact information accurate and up-to-date.

  • Participants shall provide correct and truthful information in registration and team creation.

  • No change/addition is allowed in the team/team members after submission of the innovation/registration and this original team, if selected, should be the team that participates in workshops, events and other opportunities awarded to them as competition winners. This applies to students who have graduated from school during the course of the competition as well.

  • Even though the Alumni of the school are more than welcome to use and tinker in the Atal Tinkering Labs, no student(s) after already having passed out of school may be allowed to participate/register for the ATL Marathon 2019.

  • If for any unforeseen circumstances, the original team that registered for the ATL Marathon 2019 needs to be updated, the principal on behalf of the school is required to send us an email explaining the reason for the change in team on the school letterhead along with a consent from the student who is being replaced and from the student who is being included in the team. The approval of the request is at the discretion of Atal Innovation Mission and the decision taken will be final and indisputable.

  • Jury has all the rights reserved. In case of any conflict, decision of the Jury shall be final.

  • Last date for submission in Phase 3 and Phase 4 is 17th May 2020.

Meet the school and the ATL In charge Teacher

Amrita Vidyalayam, Thalassery

Maakoottam, Punnol, Thalassery, Kerala, India

Ms. Jincy Sreejith

Meet the mentor team for the school

Gayathri Manikutty, AMMACHI labs

Br. Akshay Nagarajan, AMMACHI labs