Pune, known as the Oxford of the East, is a favorite education spot for students from all over the world. It provides a wide range of career oriented courses and options that aptly allow the city to live up to its name. It has become a leading centre for education and research. There are students, belonging to different corners of the globe, who come to the city to pursue their education. The main reason for being a prominent destination of education includes reasonably priced accommodation and good climate. It is an ideal place to pursue your dreams and ambitions.
Schools in Pune
There are many schools in Pune which are either public or privately owned. Public schools are mostly government owned or run by PMC (Pune Municipal Corporation). Parents prefer private schools because of better amenities and the medium of instruction is English. They are mostly co-educational. Some schools in Pune also offer foreign languages such as German and French as the second language. There are many Marathi medium schools in Pune. All schools are either under Maharashtra State Secondary Schools Certificate (SSC) board, the Indian Certificate of Secondary Education (ICSE) or Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE). Schools in Pune rank among the top best schools in India. They are well known for the facilities, results and quality education.
Higher education in Pune
The University of Pune was founded in 1948 and includes 46 academic departments. Its campus is around 400 acres. Many colleges are affiliated to the Pune University. There are around five deemed universities in this city. Besides this, the oldest engineering college is the Government College of Engineering. The SNDT Women’s University is exclusively for women. There are many prestigious and old institutes in Pune which includes Deccan College, Fergusson College, Agriculture College, Gokhale Institute of Politics and Economics, and Symbiosis College. There are many other institutes in Pune dedicated to special /defense education viz Army institute of Technology, Armed Forces Medical College, National Defense Academy and Institute of Armament and Technology.
There are many engineering colleges, polytechnic colleges, IT colleges, law colleges, pharmacy colleges and medical colleges. Apart from these, various courses like interior designing, fashion designing, landscape designing, mass communication and journalism, and fine arts are also available. Both diploma and degree courses are available. Some colleges in Pune also provide you with the option of distance education courses or night schools to complete your education while working. There are many professional courses that can be pursued after your graduation which provides on field training and work experience. They prepare you in advance as per the working conditions of the field.
Apart from these, many job opportunities are also available in Pune which would assist you to start your career. There are many counseling camps and education exhibitions held every year in the city which provide ample information about colleges and courses related your interests and preference. Job fairs are also held which ensures your proper placement after completing your education.
Pune is the most happening education destination in Maharashtra with competitions and youth fests which provides a platform to bring out and enhance student’s inborn talents and abilities.