Pune is located in the Sahyadri hills range in the western part of India. Pune was earlier known as ‘pensioner’s paradise’ and an ideal place to stay after retirement. Blessed with a temperate climate, Pune played ‘little brother’ to Mumbai for a long time.
During the British rule, Pune gradually became the military centre of western India. The people of Pune are very progressive, and understood the need of better education for the progress of India as a nation.
Both these factors (establishment of British military base and forward thinking people) led to the birth of numerous educational institutes in the city. Coupled with the fact that living in Pune was inexpensive, the climate excellent, the civic amenities at par with the best in India, and a progressive community, the educational institutes in Pune began to attract more and more students. This in turn gave opportunity for more educational institutes to spread their wings.
Today, Pune boasts of nine Universities and more than 150 educational institutes of higher learning. The University of Pune is renowned throughout the academic world. The Engineering College of Pune and the BJ Medical College are considered amongst the finest in India.
The emergence of the automobile sector in Pune, and the exponential growth of the IT sector further augured well for the growth of the city. Both these sectors give ample opportunities to fresher’s to get a job. Since the prices of realty in Pune are less compared to Mumbai, students who graduate from Pune also are comfortable staying in the city. Pune provides all the amenities of the modern world, as well as the charm and culture of traditional India.
The National Defense Academy (NDA) and the Armed Forces Medical College (AFMC) are unique in India.
Both the University of Pune and the NDA have a beautiful and vast premise; a tourist attraction in itself.
Pune has the largest number of students in India. The city offers lots of fresh talent, infrastructure and the people here have a ‘live and let live’ attitude. The international schools established in Pune also further its reputation as the educational capital of Maharashtra, if not India. Pune city indeed has a bright future