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We remember the times when math lessons meant counting on your fingers and learning about vegetables was all about looking at a picture chart. But two young engineers from Mumbai and Delhi have plans to change this by making classroom lessons more interactive by using motion gaming.
Education-focused gaming startup Nayi Disha Studios has raised Rs 2 crore in seed funding from risk capital veteran Ajay Relan, managing partner of mid-to-growth stage private equity firm CX Partners.
Founded by BITS Pilani students in 2013, Nayi Disha Studios recently raised Rs2 crore from a private investor. The company products are used at several schools in Delhi, Hyderabad, Mumbai, Pune and Ahmedabad. With many such new ventures doing well, incubators across the country are also noticing a rise in the number of education-focused start-ups wanting to be funded.
One of the more successful ones is Nayi Disha Studios, which got $320,000 from CX Partners‘ founder Ajay Relan – after having developed games based on motion sensing technology, to help kids with lessons while having fun.
Education at its heart comes down to communicating in ways that best engage & stimulate the audience and the Nayid Disha team are using motion to achieve this.
Kaju, the alien character animated by Nayi Disha for primary level students, will soon knock on your doors. Seeing interest from parents, the start-up plans to sell the product directly to homes.
Our increasing dependence on technology is anticipated to change the way we look at things in the future. The introduction of gaming in education may sound fascinating; however, experts predict that it may take eight to ten years for it to be completely implemented in the education stream.
Nayi Disha, a developer of educational computer games for preschoolers, was founded by college mates Kartik Aneja and Kushal Bhagia to provide a new medium of motion-based learning for children. Inspired by the educational CDs that they watched as children, the duo have devised games that are used in over 100 schools today. With early funding from private equity veteran Ajay Relan, among others, Nayi Disha should be in 300 schools in a year, says Aneja,