Diploma Programme Model
The curriculum is modeled by a hexagon with six academic areas surrounding the three core requirements.
Over the course of the two-year programme, students
- Study six subjects chosen from the six subject groups
- Complete an extended essay
- Follow a theory of knowledge course (TOK)
- Participate in creativity, action, service (CAS)
- Three Of The Six Subjects Are Studied At Higher Level (Courses Representing 240 Teaching Hours)
- The Remaining Three Subjects Are Studied At Standard Level (Courses Representing 150 Teaching Hours).
IB Diploma Programme students study six courses at higher level or standard level. Students must choose one subject from each of groups 1 to 5, thus ensuring breadth of experience in languages, social studies, the experimental sciences and mathematics. The sixth subject may be an arts subject chosen from group 6, or the student may choose another subject from groups 1 to 5.
In addition the programme has three core requirements that are included to broaden the educational experience and challenge students to apply their knowledge and understanding.
The Extended Essay is a requirement for students to engage in independent research through an in-depth study of a question relating to one of the subjects they are studying.
Theory of Knowledge is a course designed to encourage each student to reflect on the nature of knowledge by critically examining different ways of knowing (perception, emotion, language and reason) and different kinds of knowledge (scientific, artistic, mathematical and historical).
Creativity, Action, Service requires that students actively learn from the experience of doing real tasks beyond the classroom. Students can combine all three components or do activities related to each one of them separately.
Evaluation of Foreign Degrees
The Association of Indian Universities is a society which promotes university activities. The Evaluation division of AIU is responsible for the work relating to equivalence of degrees/certificates awarded by the accredited foreign universities/educational institutions. The Division also provides information to foreign students to facilitate their admission in Universities/other educational Institutions in the country.
Checklist of Application Package to be given to students seeking admission to colleges in INDIA
- A letter from the IB Coordinator/Principal or College Counselor stating the date for the release of results requesting them to accept the application on Predicted grades and past performance.
- Recognition statement from Association of Indian Universities (AIU)
- Transcripts including past performance in Grade 10 & 11, predicted grades from the school and percentage equivalence.
- Grades to Percentage Equivalence document from IBO
- Copy of the University Recognition statement from the website or hardcopy if available
- Character Certificate
- Transfer certificate from School
- Migration Certificate and South Asian Transcript from IBO, when available.