Ms Sheetal Sonawane, IBDP Biology Facilitator

As a senior biology teacher at the D.Y. Patil International College, I have especially appreciated the opportunity the college has given to take learning beyond the boundaries of the classroom; to allow students to experience the environment, and to understand how biological science is being applied to help solve real problems of global significance. For example students combined the physical challenge of learning scuba diving, with the science of scuba diving, to observe coral reef ecosystems in action, and to witness the threats to these delicate ecosystems at close quarters.




Boarding Life

Nestled in the arms of Mother Nature, the Boarding House is a home away from home to our boarding students. The Boarding House at DY Patil International College provides for innumerous experiences with Mother Nature in the form of nature trails, hikes and in house adventure camps. Not only this, the scenic landscapes provide for a natural relaxation and serves for the rejuvenation of both the mind and soul, resulting in greater zeal and energy. This area also inculcates in students life-long skills of living together with different cultural background and harbouring a feeling of acceptance and tolerance. It also inculcates mannerisms which assist each child to develop holistically and lead contented lives in the later stages of life.

The Boarding house is a modern structure consisting of three wings allowing for accommodation 40- 50 students in each wing. Each wing has one Television room with DVD players and space outside where students can wander, read, and sit in the sun or under the stars.

The rooms situated in the Boarding house are mostly set up for 4 to one room occupancy. This residence also includes a Television lounge, and a computer bay. Girls share an outdoor play area with the rest students, where they can play basketball, table tennis, and badminton. Next to the Boarding house office the centrally located building that accommodates all our senior students from grade 9th to 12th grade.

Nearly every weekend features social events, organized by the staff & students, the get-togethers include activities such as movie nights, games and dances - all creating evenings much-relished. Celebration of various kinds take place during the year like Navratri Nights, Dusshera Celebrations, D J Nights.

As the boarding house serves as a second home, it is imperative that the academic programme is also supported wholeheartedly. Towards this cause a structured prep time is scheduled in the evening, with full support from the academic staff who comes in to supervise the students and provide additional support to the weaker students.

The Boarding house staff comprises professionals who hold Bachelors & Masters degree, are highly experienced and are able to help students in academic areas as well as encouraging them in their physical and spiritual lives. The Boarding house staff has a parental role and offer advice, guidance and friendship to the students.