The Classroom Experience
Beginning in the classroom with exposure to new ideas, new ways of understanding, and new ways of knowing, students embark on a journey of intellectual transformation. When asked an open-ended question about their DexSchool experience, most DexSchool graduates use the words "life-changing."
The program utilizes collaborative learning, facilitates the integration of learning, develops students’ intrinsic and extrinsic motivation to learn, encourages self-reflection and critical reflection, allows for scientific inquiry, integrates knowledge and practice, and supports the development of a variety of learning skills.
Case-based learning allows students to apply their knowledge to real-world scenarios that results in higher levels of cognition
Students work in groups on case studies and challenges and act as leaders solving complex global problems
Cases present inter-disciplinary problems for which students devise solutions under the guidance of DexSchool mentors
The Classroom Outside of Classroom
DexSchool forms an extremely diverse community. Students live with other students pursuing different career paths, who come from different walks of life and have evolving identities and differing opinions and thus intellectual transformation is deepened and conditions for social transformation are created.
At DexSchool and beyond, students begin to shape their lives by gaining a sense of what they want to do with their abilities and talents, assess their values and interests, and learn how they can best serve the world.
Each DexSchool Class comprises students from different corners and from different walks of life — rural, urban, suburban, public school goers, private school goers, home-schooled students, etc.
Beyond classroom engagement, students live on-campus and engage in fireside chats, play group-based games and undergo team-based exercises that further lead to their intellectual transformation.
DexSchool's financial aid policy that says, "If you can pay, you pay. Else, we pay for you." ensures that students from all income groups and socioeconomic strata come together at DexSchool.
DexSchool mentors are inspiring individuals who further strengthen the purpose and resolve of our graduates to use their education to solve challenging problems of our times.
Past DexSchool mentors include India's highest civilian award winners, presidential awardees, renowned public servants and policymakers, UN leaders, professors and alumni of Harvard and MIT, NASA scientists, Forbes-listed CEOs, global sports icons and award-winning artists.
DexSchool graduates become lifelong members of a community of global changemakers comprising of our graduates and mentors. They continue to engage with each other and with the world as they put their DexSchool education to use to solve challenging problems of our times. Learn more about our alumni here.
Starting 2020, DexSchool will be hosted at the historic Institute of Rural Management Anand (IRMA) in Gujarat, India. Located on National Expressway 1, Anand is the birthplace of the White Revolution in India.
Staying at the 60-acre sprawling, lush green and landscaped campus of IRMA, DexSchool graduates touch history as they live and learn at places that changed India and the world and gave us some of our greatest role models as Dr. Verghese Kurien and Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel.
Here's a one-minute clip from Rajya Sabha TV's documentary on IRMA showcasing its rich history and legacy and 60-acre landscaped campus with world-class facilities.