City Spotlight: Why You Should Choose Pune as a Higher Education Destination


Have you considered Pune as your destination for higher education? You’re not the only one. Every year thousands of international students from more than 80 countries choose to move to the “Oxford of the East”. The city is home to some of the best institutes in the country and provides a unique experience in terms of education with its world-class educational facilities and excellent study initiatives. Here are some of the key reasons you should select this young cosmopolitan city as a higher education destination.

Study at institutions with global reputations

With a rich legacy in education, Pune is home to numerous internationally recognized universities and colleges. The city is a veritable stronghold of almost all academic disciplines and is home to the leading institutes of management, technology, science, commerce, and law. The prestigious Savitribai Phule Pune University, which was established with just 18 colleges, today has over 811 affiliated colleges and 46 academic departments offering a range of degrees and courses at undergraduate and graduate levels. 

Find courses that fit your needs

International students in India have the flexibility to choose from a wide range of courses. From technology to finance, the diverse courses have been designed to equip students with the skills of tomorrow. To select the course that fits your requirements and career goals, it’s important to keep certain things in mind. 

  • Look for courses with industry-relevant content 
  • Check the institution’s rankings and accreditation
  • Select an institute with good facilities and a respectable academic staff 

Most government-recognized and private universities in India have a dedicated international student cell that will handhold you through the process of choosing the right course.

Become a part of a diverse and inclusive community

As the “Cultural Capital” of Maharashtra, Pune is renowned for its rich and diverse culture. Despite the rapid urbanization, the city displays great variety in culture, sports, theatre, music and arts. While international students are bound to get an initial culture shock, with time, it’s easy to adjust to the warm culture of Pune. The youthful energy of the city interspersed with the traditional values make it a unique place to stay.

The people in Pune are hospitable, scrupulous, and law-abiding. International students get several opportunities to experience local traditions and enjoy the vibrant campus life in Pune.

Get good value for your money

Pune is the perfect destination for international students due to its affordable tuition fees and high quality of education. Fresh food, accommodation, and transport facilities are available at affordable costs in the city. Pune offers good connectivity with private and public transport, infrastructure, and recreational facilities.

A moderate climate along with flanks of green landscapes, hills, lakes, and waterfalls of the Western Ghats mountain ranges have made Pune a pleasant city for international students to live in. Students can enjoy several tourist attractions such as Aga Khan Palace, Shaniwar Wada, Mulshi Lake and Dam, Bund Garden, Osho Ashram and so on. No wonder, the city draws people from far and wide, providing them with a safe, warm home-like environment.

As an international student in India, tell us about your experiences in the city and why you chose to study in Pune?



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