Luccy Massey - IBDP Coordinator

           International Integration and Unity in Diversity is the essence of the international college at Dr D Y Patil Knowledge City. – an ocean of knowledge. It provides an ideal environment for  students of different countries with different levels of knowledge and prepare them to face the challenges of the world. The facilities provided are state of the art and include everything and anything that is required for an ideal educational institute. It taps the hidden talents and capabilities in the student to bring out the  best personal and academic potential in him/her.




Academic Programme

The International Baccalaureate Diploma is a rigorous pre-university course of study that leads to examinations, for highly motivated secondary school students. It is a comprehensive two-year curriculum that generally allows students to fulfill requirements of various national education systems. IB Diploma holders gain admission to universities throughout the world, including the most elite.

  • The IB Diploma model incorporates the best elements of several national systems, without being based on any one. Responsibility for all academic judgments about the quality of candidates’ work rests with 4000 examiners worldwide, led by chief examiners with international authority in their fields.
  • AIU (Association of Indian Universities) accept IB Diploma results for entry into Indian colleges and universities after the Diploma (i.e. after Grade 12).
  • Worldwide recognition of IB Diploma by universities around the world.

The DP Curriculum

“The DP curriculum is made up six subject groups and the DP core, comprising theory of knowledge (TOK), creativity, activity, service (CAS) and the extended essay. Through the DP core, students reflect on the nature of knowledge, complete independent research and undertake a project that often involves community service”.

The Diploma is displayed in the shape of a hexagon with the six academic areas surrounding the core.

Six academic subjects  are studied concurrently and students are required to study both the Humanities and the Sciences. Diploma candidates must select one subject from each of the six groups, although a second subject from groups 1 to 5 may be substituted for group 6. Three of these are taken at higher level (HL), while the others are standard level (SL); HL courses represent a minimum of 240 teaching hours, SL courses cov

er 150 hours. Students are thus able to explore some subjects in depth and others more broadly, a deliberate compromise between the early specialization of some national systems and the breadth found in others. The science-oriented student is challenged to learn a foreign language and the natural linguist becomes familiar with laboratory procedures. The subjects are continually reviewed and revised to meet contemporary needs.



IBDP Course description

Group 1

First Language
English A : Language and Literature

Group 2

Second Modern Language 

(levels: B HL/SL and ab initio; languages: 

Hindi B,
French B and French ab initio

Group 3

Individuals and Societies:
Business & Management, Economics,
Environmental Systems (*see Group 4)

Group 4

Experimental Sciences:
Environmental Systems (both group 4 and 3)

Group 5

Mathematics HL / SL
Mathematical Studies 

Group 6

The Arts:                                    
Visual Arts



Other Diploma Requirements
Theory of Knowledge 
Extended Essay 
Creativity, Activity and Service

The programme offers three special features:

Theory of Knowledge  (TOK) is an interdisciplinary requirement intended to stimulate critical reflection on the knowledge and experience gained inside and outside the classroom. The course challenges students to question the bases of knowledge, to be aware of subjective and ideological biases, to develop the ability to analyze evidence that is expressed in rational argument. It is a key element in encouraging them to appreciate other cultural perspectives. The course is unique to the IB, which recommends at least 100 hours of teaching time spanning the programme’s two years.

Creativity, Activity, Service (CAS) 
The IB’s goal is to educate the whole person and foster responsible, compassionate citizens. The CAS programme encourages students to share their energy and special talents with others: students may, for example, participate in theatre or musical productions, sports and community service activities. Students should, through these activities, develop greater awareness of themselves, concern for others, and the ability to work cooperatively with other people. 

 An Extended Essay of 4,000 words 

Each student has the opportunity to investigate a topic of special interest. The essay requirement acquaints Diploma candidates with the kind of independent research and writing skills expected by universities. The IB recommends that a student devote a total of about 40 hours of private study and writing time to the essay, which may be written in one of 60 subjects, including many languages.