On a visit to Pune in the late 1950s, Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru, the first Prime Minister of India, was very impressed with its array of top-notch educational institutions that he gave the city the sobriquet of "the Oxford of the East." Indeed, with the quality of education, infrastructure, cultural platforms, available resources and reputable academicians, Pune has been always known as one of the major education capitals of India. Unlike other major cities in India, Pune has a rare distinction of offering education to most of the foreign students who come to India for further studies. While, approximately 4000 students from over 74 countries come here for studies every year, with the fast increasing number of migrants from other parts of India, the city is considered as one of the...
Sarath Shyam, Managing Editor, The Higher Education Review
Sonya Hooja, Director, Director, Co-Founder and Chief Operating Officer, Imarticus
Vijay Iyer, Chief Business Officer, HCL TalentCare
Institute of the year- 2016, Pune
Pune is one of the most preferred locations in India to pursue quality higher education. While, the city attracts students across the world to pursue education right from primary to university level, Pune caters to almost every field in academics, ranging from engineering to medical, law, fine arts and so on. Once entitled as 'the Oxford of the East,' Pune has been greatly contributing to the building of future generations. The popular colleges in the city have been established back during the pre-independence era and they provide education to the Indians as well as the foreign students.
Presence of old educational institutes such as Fergusson College, Film and Television Institute of India (FTII) and others that have been offering quality education, has attracted students from different parts of the world. Besides, a number of management institutes and deemed universities that have come up recently in this city, have played an important role in maintaining the quality of education provided by the old educational institutes. On the flipside, as one of the fast growing urban areas in the country, Pune attracts various IT companies to set up their base and corporate offices. It will soon gain the status of the 2nd Silicon Valley of India only after Bangalore. Therefore, thousands of expats move to Pune for their work and studies every year. With the increase in the number of students and job seekers every year, Pune is definitely becoming one of the best cities for the youth.
In this issue, the Higher Education Review will assist the students with a list of top educational institutions in Pune, which is becoming the youth city of India. With a commitment to provide true information to the student community and Indian higher education sector, we bring to you the,' Institute of the year- 2016, Pune.' We sincerely hope that our efforts will help the student community who are oblivious about choosing the right learning space in the Oxford of the East.