Following two educators of Indian origin has contributed significantly in the conception of this idea:
- P.K. Srinivasan – Fulbright Exchange teacher in USA. Later became Director Emeritus, Ramanujan Museum and Math Education Center (Chenni, India)
- M. Hyacintha A.C – Director, Carmel Teacher Center, Hazaribagh, India
- Invisible design of the products has been awarded by National institute of design (NID), Ahmedabad, India.
- J-PAL, a research center at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), United States established that Vikalp shows substantial gain in learning outcomes.
- Vikalp has been featured twice in Outlook magazine for the impact it’s creating among students.
FINDINGS OF THIRD-PARTY ASSESSMENT
Assessment conducted by FSG- international NGO based in Washington DC. Students subscribing to Vikalp methodology scored 61% higher than control students not subscribing to this way of learning.
Assessment conducted by Gray Matters – measures learning outcomes of children
- Average scale score of sample where conventional teaching is practiced – 88 out of 200
Average scale score after 1 year of implementation of Vikalp methodology – 105 out of 200
Assessment conducted by Lean data study by Acumen – New York based assessment agency
- 80 % parents observed increase in their child’s score
- 83% parent observed improvement in interest in math, ability to grasp concepts, willingness to do homework independently.