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Dr Chintan Vaishnav : Mission Director Of Atal Innovation Mission (AIM)

Mission Director Of Atal Innovation Mission (AIM): Dr Chintan Vaishnav:

Noted socio-technologist Dr Chintan Vaishnav has been appointed the mission director of Atal Innovation Mission (AIM), the government’s flagship initiative under NITI Aayog.

  • Vaishnav will take over from Ramanathan Ramanan later this month. Ramanan has been leading AIM as its first mission director since June 2017.
  • Vaishnav is currently at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), US. He holds a PhD in technology, management, and policy from MIT.
  • Vaishnav is an engineer trained to understand and build large-scale systems, with both humans as well as technological complexities.
  • AIM’s mission is to create and promote a vibrant ecosystem of innovation and entrepreneurship across the country.
  • So far, AIM has established 72,59 Atal Tinkering Labs in schools across 650 districts, providing over 3.5 million students access to emerging technologies.