In 1964, 2 young engineers, Hari & Gopi Parameswaran, fresh from college, founded Dynam Engineering Corporation… dreaming about making inspiring hands-on learning aids for children and young adults.
For the young brothers, there were 2 key drivers…
1. Frustration with an educational system based on rote learning &
2. Inspiration form working with the Meccano kits their father bought from world travels… they recounted the excitement, learning and delight they felt during the interactive experience.
The brothers decided that they would do their bit for young learners by creating kits that made learning simple, exciting and fun!
Today science clearly establishes that experiential learning is far more effective in delivering true understanding and fueling passion than rote-learning. Experiential learning is now being deployed more and more in educational arenas.
Over the years, Dynam Engineering patented 21 kits and won numerous awards in education including multiple coveted WorldDicac awards, NCERT Awards…
Kits were exported to many countries including USA, Australia and across Europe and were backed by organisations like UNICEF as well.
Dynam products are listed with some of the most reputed houses of science and education across the world including Boreal Science Labs & VWR.
Seeing that their kits were reaching a privileged lot or bought by educational institutions and not the poor or the masses that they initially aspired to reach, Dynam began to focus on taking science to the village and city schools through their kit based science programmes. This allowed them to reach more children and inspire them on science and creativity.
Today in its morphed avatar, Dynam Science & Creativity programmes reaches over 5,000 children a week in South India through its instructor + simple science and skill kit model – allowing children to work in groups using a hands-on approach with kits while understanding supporting theories explained by instructors. Check out www.dynameducation.in
Learning from and guided by the myriad kids they interact with yearly, more kits are being conceptualized at Dynam every year.
Dynam has now licenced Zappkitz to manufacture and market their patented kits worldwide. Dynam has also licenced Kitwiz to directly retail its products at select venues in India.