Anushka Mujumdar

My time at D Y Patil is filled with memorable moments with some awesome people I got to know there: the students and teachers. Every student I had the pleasure of meeting was unique in their own way which made the classroom all the more interesting but more so the friendships I made were those which will remain strong and last forever. The teachers are highly experienced and provide a great deal of support to every student. They are approachable and encourage you to push yourself to achieve your potential. Without their support and motivation, I wouldn’t have reached my goals. All in all, my journey with D Y Patil will be one I will cherish!

The best thing about the school is its faculty which has undoubtedly contributed to one of the best two years of my life. The small class sizes ensured personal attention from the teachers and helped build long-lasting friendships with my peers.





Mentorship Programme

At DYPIC, moulding good human beings has been of paramount importance. The recently initiated Mentorship Programme carved and adopted for both the boarders as well as the day scholars is a concrete and pragmatic step in that direction. Teachers and students are matched and an exclusive mentor-mentee group is formed. Set outside the formal classroom set up, the mentee is provided with a new space and a new zone to establish interaction with a mentor figure that will be a guide, a friend. As Sean Paul said, “I think kids should have a mentor and a role model, but that they shouldn't take one person's opinion to be what we call final assessment or judgment about how life is supposed to be.” Under this mentorship programme, we aim and intend to lend that broadperspective to the mentees, which is devoid of judgment, prejudice and bias. Academic graphs may not suffice when it comes to constructing a future. And we, at DYPIC, understand that. From out-of-class academic assistance, university applications to watching movies and healthy discussions; the mentorship programme promises to be a vibrant and effective tool for chiseling our students further. To aid the teachers and boarding parents better in that endeavor, we had organized an interactive session with Dr. John Barclay, an advisory on the Hebron School Board and a consultant with Destiny Education. In addition to having had many years of administrative experience in boarding schools, he has visited many boarding schools and has conducted workshops for residential staff in boarding schools in India, Thailand, Korea, Australia, Nepal and Pakistan. He has visited schools and families living cross-culturally and conducted workshops on the Third Culture Kid (TCK) experience and related issues, to teachers, parents and TCKs in a dozen countries. When his wealth of knowledge and experience met with our host of teachers, there was a purposeful exchange of ideas and practices that are both contemporary and relevant for the young children we are in the process of grooming and mentoring. Here’s wishing that we make, mould and mentor the
finest gems of IB educated youth.