Pune also known as “Oxford of the East” is a definite forerunner in the field of Education. Every year Pune receives a large number of students taking a variety of courses: management, engineering, medical, journalism, mass communication, astronomy etc.
Pune is also a favourite destination for foreign students seeking education in India. About one-third of foreign students who come to India take up higher education at Pune. Students from South East Asia find Pune a pleasant and welcoming city. Pune is home to students from 74 countries.
The quality of education, infrastructure, cultural platforms, available resources and reputable academicians have made Pune the Education Capital of India. Pune University founded in 1948 caters to a phenomenal number of students (1,70,000). It is regarded as the temple of higher learning in the city.
The College of Engineering founded in 1554 is the third oldest engineering college in Asia. The famous Deccan Education Society which was responsible for founding Fergusson College currently operates 32 institutes in Pune. It was founded in 1884.
Clearly, Pune has always been the preferred choice for Education set up in India. Pune is also home to several research institutions of immense national importance. To name a few: National Chemical Laboratory, Indian Institute of Science Education and Research, Centre Development of Advanced Computing, Automotive Research Association of India, National AIDS research institute and loads more.
Pune is also the Southern Army Capital of India. Several military and armament research organizations are located in Pune. In 2008, the University of Oxford announced that it plans to establish the Oxford University India Business Centre (OUIBC) at Pune. This will be Oxford Business School’s first offshore facility. If the previous blog calls for attention in Indian Education System, this blog talks about hope. Kudos Pune!!!