Mercedes-Benz Intl Schools Pune campus gets new diploma building

Pune, Jan 19 | Updated: Jan 20 2007, 06:50am hrs
Mercedes-Benz International School opened its new diploma building on its campus at Pune on Friday. The school runs the two-year old diploma in line with the International Baccalaureate Organization (IBO) curriculum from this academic year. This allows students to gain a universally recognised pre-university qualification. Apart from meeting the needs of students of any nationality from the ages of 3 to 18, the present curriculum also encourages the development of academic excellence with a well-rounded personality and lifelong learning. It allows the students to gain a universally recognised pre-university qualification, Wilfried Aulbur, MD & CEO, DaimlerChrysler India, said. The International Baccalaureate diploma programme leads to a qualification recognised by the worlds leading universities.

Michael J Thomson, director, Mercedes-Benz International School, said that the diploma was introduced with six students from this academic year. This would be increased to 25 students by next year and a maximum capacity of 30 students later. We are finalising a hostel for 60 students, he added.

Around 19 Canadian universities were here in August to look up our students, he said. The school has 160 students from over twenty nations and staff from eight nations. He added studying for the diploma would offer the students extensive international experience.

Bharat Balasubramaniam, VP, group research and advanced engineering, E/E, IT and processes, DaimlerChrysler AG, who inaugurated the building said that this kind of teaching was more interactive than the earlier frontal teaching methods and would prepare students to live in a global world.