Mumbai-resident Meera Sridhar is a relieved mother. Her 18-year-old daughter Mansi has made a career choice based on her inborn talent, thanks to dermatoglyphics assessment. Despite being good at Maths and Science till Class 12, Mansi discovered her innate intelligence to be strong in psychology and preferred graduation in that subject over other disciplines.

The choice wasn’t easy though as she had to undergo a lot of mental stress and trauma before choosing her favourite subject. Aiding her was the Vadodara-headquartered CFMID Ltd (Centre For Multiple Intelligence And Dermatoglyphics), which helped her take an informed decision with their scientific tool of finger print analysis for brain-mapping.

Tapping inborn talent

Established by Darpan Vyas and three of his partners in 2010, CFMID aims to guide individuals — mainly kids in the age group of 2-16 years — identify their inborn intelligence using brain-mapping through dermatoglyphics.

“Our aim is to take this science to the grassroots level and help parents choose the right career path for their kids. It is often found that core strengths or inner intelligence is ignored while making career decisions.

A scientific analysis of the connection between dermatoglyphics and neural cortex helps identify the inner strength of an individual,” says Darpan.

Darpan and his partners decided to bring together digital technology and the ancient Indian palmistry science — Hasta Samudrika Shashtra — together for the benefit of the new generation. But the integration of the two wasn’t a cakewalk. It took about six years of intense research, sound technology and software support from global experts for CFMID to launch its ‘Eka - UniQ’ product to decode neural intelligence of a human brain through dermatoglyphics.

“A report is generated by scanning all the fingers of an individual and analysed using a software. This points to the true potential and biological geometry of a person. How he has been designed and how to optimise his overall skill make him successful in a vocation,” says Darpan. A report is generated within a week, which is followed by an intense counselling session by CFMID-empanelled counsellors.

CFMID offers services for individual and institutional segments through its products such as ‘Eka -UniQ’ and ‘Class-O-Graph’. “Class-o-graph is a product typically for schools, where we suggest seating arrangements based on the intelligence mapping of each students. For example, visual learners are best fit in front seats, kinesthetic learners should be accessible to teachers, while auditory learners can be accommodated in inside benches. This is well received by schools,” says Darpan.

Sharing her experience on ‘Class-o-Graph’, Anita Dua, Principal, Delhi Public School-Panvel in Mumbai, says, “It is helpful to understand the requirement of each child and know how many students fall in which category of intelligence. For a teacher, it becomes easy to plan our lessons accordingly. This also helps in exploring the interest areas of the kid and accordingly focus on those areas.” The school had implemented CFMID services last year in the second term with classes 3, 4 and 5. “To make it more effective, this year we plan to have it done by June as the new academic year begins,” says Anita.

CFMID inked a pact with Gujarat Forensic Sciences University last year for research and development in the field of biometrics.

Mansi’s mother can’t thank CFMID enough for identifying her daughter’s core talents such as counselling and healing “that too at a very affordable price.”

Looking for funds

Started with initial funding of about Rs 50 lakh, CFMID is now in talks for the first round of fund raising with angel investors. The company gets 60 per cent of its revenues from institutional clients, while 10 per cent revenues come from individuals. The rest is through franchisee.

The promoters are planning to dilute about 15 per cent stake in the company to raise Rs 2.5 crore. Having its presence across 21 schools in Maharashtra, Gujarat and Rajasthan covering over 20,000 students, CFMID looks to cross 5 lakh students by December, of which 20-30 per cent would be from Gujarat. It is present in Vietnam and Malaysia also.

“Next on the cards is ‘classrooms of tomorrow’, which will happen using virtual reality,” says Darpan.