Pune, Maharashtra is popularly known as the student’s hub or student’s city. Few factors which every student considers are: decent infrastructure, awesome nightlife, easy commuting, job opportunities, favourable climate and a proper education structure. Pune is one of those cities which have it all. Here are reasons why Pune is the top notch destination for students:-
1. Oxford of the East
True to its title, Pune is one of the best educational hubs in India. There are more than 9 deemed universities in Pune and 400 colleges affiliated to Pune University, offering courses in all streams. People from all over the world come to Pune for the wide variety of courses it offers. Some of the major colleges and universities in Pune are: University of Pune, Indian Institute of Science Education and Research, Fergusson College, Film and Television Institute of India, Symbiosis Institute of Management Studies, College of Engineering, Symbiosis International University and many more.
Pune is credited with having fair climatic conditions all year long. It also has perfect weekend getaway destinations close to its proximity which make Pune a pleasant place to live in. Khandala, Panchgani, Mumbai, Mahabaleshwar, Ratnagiri, Lonavla, Goa, Kolad etc are some of the famous weekend getaway destinations.
3. Events and Nightlife
Pune is also called the ‘cultural capital of Maharashtra’. Be it music, theatre or film festivals, events hosted by and happening in Pune are often in news and frequently talked about. Some of the major events happening in Pune are: NH7 Weekender (the yearly music festival), International Film Festival, classical and rock music concerts, numerous intra and inter college competitions etc. Apart from these, Pune actively takes part in various sport events and competition like the Indian Premier League, Ranji Trophy, Star Sports Pro Kabaddi League, Indian Badminton League, Indian Super League, Champions Tennis League etc.
4. International and Local Cuisine
Pune is full of both international and local restaurant chains like McDonalds, Domino’s Pizza Hut, Smokin’ Joes. The university campus mess also serves cuisines from all over India, on daily and monthly basis, to the students. Some more popular food joints are: German Bakery Wunderbar, Cafe Goodluck, Toons – The Cafe Down Under, NCC Canteen etc.
5. Other facilities
These include affordable hostels, guest houses and dormitory accommodation by the Universities, safe and secured living conditions, impressive network of local transport. Important parts of Pune are well connected through public transport. Pune’s connectivity to neighbouring cities and other metropolises of the country by air, rail and road is quite sturdy.
When a place like Pune has all the facilities a student could think of, why would he/she want to go anywhere else? Plenty of educational streams, pleasant weather, plenty of cultural events, availability of Indian and international cuisine, sound local transport and affordable living conditions: all these make Pune: a student’s paradise!