UWC Mahindra College is located 40 km outside of Pune, India amidst the greater Western Ghats - one of world’s biodiversity hotspots.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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).
The college is closed during breaks. Most students who are unable to go home during breaks opt for traveling, home stays, or volunteering.
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