Established in 2012 with a single-minded approach to re-approach the crucial but much misunderstood subject of Mathematics, Dinasim is a Mumbai-based start-up. To fulfil its objective of getting students to view Maths from a ‘concept' point-of-view rather than a mechanical ‘score' perspective, the firm employs exciting games and activities in its teachings.
Open to all school students from Grade V to Grade X - and their parents and teachers, Dinasim seeks the elements of uber-popular sports such as cricket and football, basketball, darts, or even virtual games such as Angry Birds. Conducting seminars and workshops at individual, group and school levels for presenting these concepts, the team fine-tunes the young minds with eye-catching visuals to better absorb the facets of Mathematics. Once the eager child has witnessed the learnings in a new light, he or she is more equipped to give meaningful answers in tests and moreover, is less fearful or stigmatic about the subject.
While Dinasim Learning has developed a strategy that directly approaches students and their parents or teachers, it does not intend to subvert the existing learning system. Presenting the workshops as crucial value-adds, the firm intends to make elements of Maths as lifelong lessons and ease the pressure of scoring by following to the existing curriculums.
Kick started by a former analyst with a global real estate valuation firm and a post-graduate in Investment and Risk Finance, Mr Divesh Bathija, Dinasim is an ambitious step forward toward changing the learning ethos of urban Indians. "I've always believed that the early formative phase of a child's life is crucial for it imparts lifelong learnings. Unfortunately, with the current system making all parties obsessed with competition, some significant concepts remain unlearned," he feels, making the case for a strong foundation in every successful student's life.
While many firms of the education sector have introduced tech-savvy tools to interest students, Dinasim remains a unique endeavour thanks to its focus on re-learning from an alternative way; it doesn't have any competitors! Secondly, by also targeting parents and teachers for its workshops and seminars, it ensures that the child is raised by mentors who're as clear about the same concepts.
Having already associated with leading schools of Mumbai, Dinasim's team is en route to changing mindsets toward Maths using fun methods.