The Triveni Programme (IB CAS) is at the heart of the UWC Mahindra College experience and ensures that learning moves beyond the classroom. Participate in a variety of activities and explore new ways of thinking about the issues that surround you in the College, in India and around the world. We believe that as one of the only UWCs situated in a country in transition, we offer a unique opportunity to explore, experience and critically analyse concepts of power, privilege, class and development within the framework of a school that is striving to shape leaders of change in the world.
Pushing your own physical, intellectual and creative boundaries, evaluation and reflection are important components of the programme and are designed to ensure that you critically analyse your impact on the ground, while ensuring a positive impact on the communities that you are a part of.
The Triveni Program aims to achieve a more tangible impact both in our college community and in the local community. UWC Mahindra College has pioneered a new project-based Triveni programme which will equip students with concrete skills such as innovative problem solving, community organizing, and project development to help them become agents of social change. By focusing on projects, students will learn the basics of project management, such as conducting needs assessments, generating ideas, analyzing how those ideas match the needs, identifying resources, planning and preparing, executing, and evaluating.
Prior to the development of projects, students will engage one of five areas of interest:
For each of these streams, students will undertake a period of skill-building to gain the necessary expertise to conduct the projects.Each student will engage in one of the five Triveni streams and can choose to further specialize within these streams if they wish by developing specific projects within their chosen stream.
The project-based Program will be complemented by activities whose aims are recreational and cover a wide range of active and creative pursuits. We offer a wide range of recreational activities, most of which are led by students. Students must participate in at least one Creative and one Action activity every semester, in addition to the projects that they undertake within their specialist streams. From basketball, football and badminton to Zumba, papermaking and painting. If you are passionate about something, you are invited to bring students together and make an activity!
IB course offerings in Visual Art, Theatre Arts, Film Studies, and Dance are complemented by a number of arts-based co-curricular programmes that encourage students to explore their artistic and creative skills.
At the heart of the artistic endeavours at Mahindra College lies an annual, month long, Theatre Season that features between 10 and 15 productions. Our Theatre Seasons are known for their diversity, involving almost 200 individuals (students, faculty, and staff) as writers, directors, designers, actors, and technicians; including the audiences, one might go so far as to say that every single member of our community is part of Theatre Season!
Mahindra College values the role that creativity plays in a holistic UWC education; challenging our community to engage artistically with important questions about ourselves and the world around you.
In order to explore common ideas or patterns from around the world, many Theme Weeks are organized throughout the year. Theme weeks and conferences are student-run and will often feature workshops, guest lectures, debates or movie screenings around topics that can range from peace and environmental sustainability to women and gender.
Designed for students who would like to take a year off between high school and college, the Triveni Office and the guidance counsellor assist students in finding internships, volunteer opportunities, skill building workshops, and short courses to augment their interests. We strongly promote and support gap years and many universities strongly favour students that have had a gap year experience.