An Edtech Startup That Provides Comprehensive Education By Combining Liberal Arts With Science And Technology
Bengaluru-based edtech startup DALHAM Learning aims to provide comprehensive courses on history, visual arts, and communication to technology students to help them develop their soft skills.
The conflict over the efficacy between science and arts is never-ending. But, studying science, technology, engineering, and mathematics over arts is always a priority in India.
Moreover, people see the arts as a subject for non-intelligent people and believe that those who study arts are not smart enough.
So, to change this thought, Bengaluru-based edtech startup DALHAM Learning aims to provide comprehensive courses on history, visual arts, and communication to technology students to help them develop their soft skills.
The thought behind this startup was to break this stereotype thought. However, to date, there have not been any such ways to promote the significance of arts and their carrier path. Hence, the main target was to promote non-science subjects, and there where the idea of launching DALHAM Learning came into existence. It is started by Shekhar Bhattacharjee in July this year itself.
This edtech startup takes a holistic approach towards education and aims to provide courses on history, culture, visual arts, communication, diversity, and so on to provide soft skills to technical engineering and management students. Isn’t that sound so interesting!
In one of his recent interviews, Mr. Shekhar says, “Holistic education was one area that was not addressed before. By integrating liberal education with social sciences, I envision a world where tenacious job seekers could become confident job creators, global leaders, and passionate human beings.”
This thought process of him will definitely change the educational mindset of students when it comes to non-science subjects. The stereotype thought will definitely take a u-turn hopefully with this startup.
On further discussion, it was reported that initially the startup was expected to launch in March this year but that couldn’t happen due to the pandemic situation. However, the official launch of the startup is expected to be this month i.e November.
Mr. Shekhar further in his interviews says- “Due to the coronavirus crisis, our operations started only in July 2020. While it delayed the product development process, this came as a blessing in disguise as during this period the government announced the National Education Policy, which perfectly aligns with DALHAM’s core thought of holistic learning and liberal education, especially with regard to higher education”.
DALHAM Learning is an e-learning platform that will offer liberal studies with management and engineering courses to help students learn about creativity and innovation together. The startup will run on an Android/IoS mobile application or website.
“India has always been fascinated with STEM education, and we wanted to tell students that there are equally big opportunities for students who pursue design, arts, liberal arts, history, architecture, media, etc. Our aim is to mold the technical minds of engineering and management students into an informed, socially responsible faculty, that turns an individual into a lifelong learner with the ability to think critically and make an informed judgment,” Shekhar says.
He also reveals the startup is currently working to officially launch the product this month without any further delay. The classes will be delivered through pre-recorded engaging cinematic and animated content with motion graphics, which are created in collaboration with subject matter experts. He believes that due to the pandemic situation education system has modernized a lot in India which will definitely help them to reach out to people.
On further discussion with him, he even stated that-“Our takes a holistic approach towards education. We have a combination of veterans and leaders from the diverse field of social science education and young Ph.D. scholars from noted universities. Faculties become an intrinsic part of DALHAM Learning’s curriculum and along with the content development team, they create the content modules for the courses. They are remunerated on an hourly basis.”
This idea behind the startup is definitely making me so excited and eager to hear about its launch. My dear folks, you too let us know your views on the same.