Where is UWC Mahindra College?

UWC Mahindra College is located 40 km outside of Pune, India amidst the greater Western Ghats - one of world’s biodiversity hotspots.

How many students attend UWC Mahindra College, and from how many countries?

The college is home to 250 countries aged 16 to 19 representing more than 80 countries and with 28 faculty members from around the world.

Are students required to speak English before arriving at the college?

Students are expected to have a working fluency of the English language. While English is the language of instruction, we only require basic fluency and work intensively to build language skills and provide other learning & teaching support for students from different academic backgrounds.

Where do the students live at the college?

All students and faculty live in one of five residential units called a ‘wada’, a Marathi word for dwelling. These are groups of houses that are clustered around a central courtyard. Each wada has approximately 10 student houses, with two rooms each, two bathrooms and a house courtyard. Each room is typically composed of four students, two in their first year and two in their second year. The wada is supervised by two faculty members called ‘Wada Parents’, who are responsible for ensuring the safety and security of those living there. You will live in your Wada for two years and it will become your home away from home. Each wada is equipped with a common room where there is a basic kitchen and a place to hang out with your friends. 

What type of academic program does the college offer?

The College offers the IB Diploma programme for 2 years. Currently, the college is in the process of developing a Mahindra Project-Based Diploma with a focus on project based and experiential learning.

Do universities recognise the International Baccalaureate?

Yes. You can find information here about which universities have published IB recognition policies by selecting your country of choice from the dropdown list available on the website.

What kind of learning support does the college provide?

Students are given help with skills such as essay writing, time management or study techniques to cope with the challenges of the rigorous IB programme. We have dedicated faculty and students in various support groups such as peer tutoring, language writing centre, and support for students with disability.

What kind of university guidance does the college provide?

In the Guidance Office, our excellent university guidance counsellor is responsible for supporting students throughout the process of university admissions starting from guidance and strategy to recommendations and recruitment.

When can my parents/relatives visit and what kind of accommodation is available on campus?

All students who plan to have guests on campus are requested to inform the concerned Wada Parents in all instances. Students must inform Wada parents in the case of visits and deliveries by drivers and/or parents. In case, the information is not available with the Wada Parent, it is possible that the guest will not be allowed to visit. Such visits and deliveries are not recommended in general. If guesthouse accommodation is required, it will be booked on a first-come-first-served basis. However, preference will be given to official guests (e.g. external speakers for workshops, university reps, Outreach Programme participants etc.). For this reason, anyone booking accommodation for private guests will not get a confirmation of their reservation until 14 days before the guest’s expected date of arrival. Please take a look at our visitor guidelines for more information.

What will the College provide in my room? What should I bring with me for my room?

All students are provided with a bed set (mattress, pillows, sheets), study table and chairs, clothes drying rack, window curtains, safe and locker, and personal wall fans. For a list of things that you may want to bring, please click here (What to Pack).

Can I stay in on-campus during breaks?

The college is closed during breaks. Most students who are unable to go home during breaks opt for traveling, home stays, or volunteering.

I am traveling from a long distance and will be shipping my belongings. When will packages be accepted at the student residential areas?

Packages can take anywhere from 1 week to 4 weeks to reach the college depending on the type and size of package and where it is sent from.
For Speed Mail, students can send the package to:

Village Khubavali, PO Paud
Taluka Mulshi, Pune,
MH 412 108, India
Tel: +91 97644 42751 - 54

Alternatively, students can send your packages by courier to the following address:

c/o Mr. Santosh Thombare
Right Bhusari Colony, Sukheda Niwas
Flat no 5, Plot no 35, Survey No 94/95
Opp Omkar Mitra Mandal
Kothrud, Pune, MH 411 038, India
Phone Number: +91-9923597964