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25th Dec 2014 by admin,
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December 2014

Enjoy our December newsletter that contains best wishes for the new year, information on teaching vacancies, thoughts of our alumnus, Arvin Gadgil, backstage profile of the Project Based Diploma led by Cary Reid, and current work of Amnesty International on campus.December 2014 Newsletter

23rd Dec 2014 by admin,
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Our Alumnus Arvinn E. Gadgil – Director of Partnerships and Policy, Norwegian Refugee Council

“Whenever I meet fellow UWC Mahindra College alumni, we talk about how the experience may have shaped us. These chats are always fun, enlightening and reassuring. It seems to me however, that whoever I talk with, we always come up with the same set of conclusions. First, the experience was intense, and it touched and…

23rd Dec 2014 by admin,
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Project Based Diploma: An Overview

 Project Based Diploma – Concept, History and Vision The United World Colleges began as an educational experiment in which young people would be challenged and given a chance to show what more there was inside them. The first iteration of this challenge took shape in the International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme (IB). The IB has served the movement…

1st Dec 2014 by admin,
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Project Week Story # 3: Shashank’s Mosaic of Observations

Picture the scene: UWCMC rests under the dark, solemn night sky. The creeks of the crickets only accentuate a vast stillness engulfing the campus. No stone moves, no leaf falls.Suddenly, at 3 am in the morning, an animal of steel, a bus, enters the parking lot. One by one, 20 lights turn on. One of…

1st Dec 2014 by admin,
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Project Week Story # 2 : Laerke in Andhra Pradesh

Photo Courtesy: Yarden BoytnerLast week I went to India for the first time. Well, rural India, that is. I have been living at UWC Mahindra College for more than two months, and I have even visited my friend in Bangalore for a couple of days. But going to rural Andhra Pradesh felt as though I…

29th Nov 2014 by admin,
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November 2014

Here’s the November 2014 newsletter. This time, we have got admissions for this year, Disruptive Innovation Festival, Project Week student story, profile of alumnus, Dhaval Chadha, and upcoming alumni events.November 2014 Newsletter

17th Nov 2014 by admin,
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Message from the Head of College

Dear Alumni, Parents and Supporters,Since last writing, the UWC Council meeting in Victoria BC Canada drew focus on the next stage of growth of the UWC Movement and shortly after the UWC International Board gave final approval to UWC Changshu to open in China in August 2015. During the council meetings there was recognition that an expansion of…

17th Nov 2014 by admin,
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Project Week Story #1: What Social Change Looks Like

You start and you end your journey at a train station; another public place in India that is always accompanied by homeless and poor people. You are once again confronted with this failed side of society, and once again demotivated to address such a problem of poverty, as it seems too immense to solve.But not…

14th Nov 2014 by admin,
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Meet our Alumnus – Dhaval Chadha, A Serial Entrepreneur

A graduate of UWCMC (Class of 2004), Dhaval is a serial entrepreneur having co-founded four different companies. He has more than 7 years of experience in strategy, business development and investment. Dhaval graduated from Harvard with a major in Social Studies and a certificate in Portuguese. He also holds a diploma from the Graduate Studies Program…

14th Nov 2014 by admin,
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UWC Mahindra College Successfully Participates in DIF

Objectives and Outcomes This fall UWC Mahindra College worked with the Disruptive Innovation Festival (DIF) to facilitate a conversation across the UWC movement with a still-wider audience of the 8,000 + DIF participants. This unprecedented conversation–involving a Q&A Session with the UWC Heads of Colleges followed by a Student Panel featuring students from thirteen out of…