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IB Diploma Programme


The IB Diploma Programme, administered by the International Baccalaureate Organisation, Geneva, is a demanding two-year programme that incorporates elements of several national systems. It combines the specialisation required by some and the breadth preferred by others. This programme has an enviable reputation for academic rigour and places strong emphasis on critical thinking and intercultural understanding. Perhaps the most distinguishing feature of the IB Diploma is that it fosters the spirit of learning through questioning and discovery - the finding out of the 'why', not just the learning of 'what'.


IB in India, is a rigorous academic course within a broad and balanced curriculum in the local and global contexts. DAIS integrates the IB mission statement and the learner profile attributes into its day-to-day practices, thereby developing inquiring, knowledgeable and caring young people, who help create a better and more peaceful world, through intercultural understanding and respect.


Widely regarded as one of the best pre-university courses in the world, the IB Diploma Programme aims to develop students who have excellent breadth and depth of knowledge – students who flourish physically, intellectually, emotionally and ethically.


Unique to the IB Diploma Programme are its Inquiry Cycle and a core comprising three components:


  • Theory of Knowledge, which explores the nature of knowledge
  • CAS – Creativity, Activity and Service
  • The Extended Essay, which requires an Independent research work


The core ensures that the approach to learning is interdisciplinary, which builds the capacity to engage with complex ideas. Students receive guidance on independent research, academic honesty and web literacy.


The IB Diploma Program is an academically challenging and balanced program of education with final examinations that prepares students for success at university and life beyond. It has been designed to address the intellectual, social, emotional and physical well-being of students. The program has gained recognition and respect from the world’s leading universities.


IB diploma structure

Leading universities throughout the world recognize the IB Diploma for admission to undergraduate programmes.


The Diploma Program prepares students for effective participation in a rapidly evolving and increasingly global society as they:

  • develop physically, intellectually, emotionally and ethically
  • acquire breadth and depth of knowledge and understanding, studying courses from six subject groups
  • develop the skills and a positive attitude towards learning that will prepare them for higher education
  • study at least two languages and increase understanding of cultures, including their own
  • make connections across traditional academic disciplines and explore the nature of knowledge through the program’s unique theory of knowledge course
  • undertake in-depth research into an area of interest through the lens of one or more academic disciplines in the extended essay
  • enhance their personal and interpersonal development through creativity, action and service

robotics competition


For more details about the IBDP programme, visit: www.ibo.org


A holistic approach to teaching and learning is important for developing well-rounded individuals. DAIS students participate in the Annual DAIMUN (Dhirubhai Ambani International School Model United Nations) Conference, which provides opportunities for students to deliberate on contemporary and critical issues the world faces. Through several exchange programmes, we encourage students to experience and appreciate other cultural contexts and broaden their world view. In 2013, our students launched TEDxYouth@DAIS, where we have a student speaker each year to promote innovation and creativity.


The students have many out-of-classroom activities and experiences such as theatre, photography, film appreciation, music, robotics, football, cricket, tennis, basketball, taekwondo, and many more. Community service encourages children to understand the challenges faced by the less-privileged and sensitises them to the importance of being compassionate.


Counselling session IBDP


Being internationally minded, globally mobile, multilingual and interculturally aware, are key traits that benefit IB Diploma graduates in their university studies and career aspirations. The College Counselling Team guides and supports students in their university choices, based on their aptitude and aspirations.


Among all the top IBDP schools in Mumbai, Dhirubhai Ambani International School is accredited with the International Baccalaureate to deliver the Diploma Programme to students in Classes XI and XII.

At DAIS, the curriculum as well as many optional events, activities and trips are provided for students to support this learning.

The IB Subjects offered at DAIS are:


Group 1 Studies in Language and Literature
Language and Literature HL/SL; Literature HL/SL; Literature and Performance SL
Group 2 Language Acquisition
French ab initio; French B SL/HL; Hindi B SL/HL; Spanish ab initio; Spanish B SL
Group 3 Individuals and Societies
Business Management HL/SL; Economics HL/SL; Geography HL/SL; Global Politics HL/SL; History HL/SL and Psychology HL/SL
Group 4 Sciences
Physics HL/SL; Chemistry HL/SL; Biology HL/SL; Computer Science HL/SL; Sports, Exercise and Health Science (SL only)
Group 5 Mathematics
Mathematics HL, Mathematics SL, Mathematical Studies SL
Group 6 The Arts
Visual Arts HL/SL, Theatre Arts HL/SL


Three subjects at 'Higher Level' (HL) and three subjects at 'Standard Level' (SL)

The school time is as under
IB Diploma Programme (Classes XI-XII)
On Mondays, Wednesdays and Thursdays 8:15 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
On Tuesdays and Fridays 8:15 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

The time schedule has taken into account the activities under the CAS (Creativity, Activity, Service) programme on Tuesdays and Fridays.


IB diploma collage