Filling a need-gap in the modern education system, DALHAM Learning, an e-learning platform is launched with an aim at providing students with a holistic education. The platform offers integrated programs consisting of Social Science and Liberal Studies to Engineering and Management institutes.
DALHAM Learning is India’s first and only e-learning platform that focuses on integrated social sciences and liberal studies with bite-sized content. It currently operates on a subscription-based B2B model wherein DALHAM partners with educational institutes to engage their students. Some of its onboard institutes include MIT University, Chitkara University, Jagran Lakecity University, RV College of Engineering, and TechnoIndia University. The platform aims to revolutionize technical education with its two core offerings, i.e. I-LEP and 21st Century Skills Program.
Integrated Liberal Education Program bundle (I-LEP): I-LEP offers courses for UG students (B.Tech and BBA) spread over 3 years. The curriculum is spread over a period of 10 months for post-graduate students (MBA). It helps the students to develop a comprehensive understanding of various subjects under liberal education to grow as a dynamic professional. On completion of a degree, students also receive a certification in Liberal Studies from DALHAM Learning
21st Century Skills Program Bundle: The 21st Century Skills module seamlessly integrates 11 skill development courses and interdisciplinary learning. The coursework encourages students to apply 21st Century skills in their technical learning to develop a holistic understanding of their curriculum.
Taking statistics into consideration, India has a total 6,214 Engineering and Technology Institutions in which around 2.9 million students are enrolled. Every year, on an average 1.5 million students get their degree in engineering, but due to lack of the skills required less than 20 per cent get employment in their area of specialization. The aim of DALHAM Learning is to improve employability and hence, the chances of employment of a student during their formative years.
Incepted in July 2020 and headquartered in Bangalore, DALHAM Learning is a brainchild of social entrepreneur Shekhar Bhattacharjee and has a strong team of veterans in the field of education. Together, Shekhar and Dr Indira Parikh envisioned to create a platform that would bridge the gap between skills and employability. Other core members of DALHAM Learning include industry stalwarts such as Dr Piyush Roy (Chief Learning Officer), Manu M Nair (Head – Product & Operations), Dr Aradhana Talwar (Lead – Academics & Curriculum), and Ms Sayantani Chakrabarty (Lead – Content & Delivery).
Sharing his views, Founder Shekhar Bhattacharjee said- “This pursuit of knowledge is a journey of a relentless soul, a curious faculty, and a mind unchained. As our world moves towards an interconnected future involving brilliance in every field, it is time we embrace what ‘liberate’ and ‘liberalizing’ our mind means. DALHAM Learning brings liberal education as an appendage to scientific and business knowledge. Along with a broader understanding and depth of knowledge, DALHAM Learning aims to open the gates of young minds to limitless potential.”
Padma Shri Awardee and current Chairman of Manipal Global Education, T V Mohandas Pai was a keynote speaker at the event and said “Social sciences have a great role in making us understand how to live as full members of a diverse society. They give us the skills to negotiate and adapt to different situations, understand the views of others, and manage different perspectives. This approach can further empower us to appreciate the beautiful aspects of life, make us succeed in a very highly competitive world, and give us the emotional capital to live a full life. It is a novel approach that I’m confident will have far-reaching results.”
The philosophy behind DALHAM Learning is to introduce students to a variety of disciplines and categories of human knowledge while helping them discover, develop and use their abilities to the fullest in order to mould themselves into contributing human beings. The portal will be live for the subscribed partners by the 2020 year-end.