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“Pune Tithe Kay Une''. It is said that there is nothing lacking in Pune. Encircling the richness and beauty of Sahyadri Hills, Pune stands to be the twin-image city where tradition meets contemporary. Pune is also known as the cultural capital of Maharashtra due to its cultural activities like music, dance, theatre, literature, arts, history, sports and even science. It is also known as the “Queen of Deccan” & “Oxford of East ''. 

Education

Pune is well-known as the best education hub in India. People from around the world are gradually migrating to Pune either for Professional or educational reasons. There are several institutions in Pune providing courses starting from Bachelor’s degrees to professional certifications. Many colleges/institutes have their hostels which can ease your other requirements. 

Let us take a look at some of the prestigious institutions of specialised studies in Pune:

Pune Agricultural College:

The college has its roots back in the pre-independence British era during 1907-1908. The College of Agriculture at Pune came into operation in 1969. It offers bachelor’s and master’s degrees for several branches of agriculture, along with technical innovation in the field of agriculture.

 

NDA (National Defence Academy):

The National Defence Academy in Pune was founded in 1954. It is the world’s only academy where the cadets of three defence services—the Army, Air Force, and Navy—are trained together before they join their respective specialist fields. It is located at Khadakwasla near Pune.

 

AFMC (Armed Force Medical College):

AFMC was founded in 1948 after World War II. This college provides training to medical and nursing students both from undergraduate and postgraduate streams, for their career prospects in the defence services.

 

FTII (Film and Television Institute of India):

The famous Film and Television Institute of India (FTII) was vested by legend Dadasaheb Phalke which offers filmmaking as a subject. It was set up in 1960, on the premises of the former Prabhat Studios by the Government of India. Several courses related to the film and television industry are offered at this institute.

 

More detailed segregation of Colleges:

List of Engineering colleges in Pune

List of Medical colleges in Pune

List of Management colleges in Pune

List of Science colleges in Pune

 

Co-curricular activities 

It is always commendable to have some other activities with studies which can develop you not only from a book point of view but also from a skills and abilities viewpoint. Pune universities are very good at it and have many extracurricular activities to mould students' skill sets. Some activities are

  • Athletics.
  • College Newspapers.
  • Music or Arts programming.
  • Debate teams.
  • Volunteering.
  • Social Work.
  • Tutoring & Mentoring.
  • Techno Quiz
  • Festival Celebrations
  • Yoga/Meditation
  • Science tour
  • Nature Camp
  • Skill development programs

 

Affordability

Pune has a wide range of amenities and cost to offer. The cost of living in this city can range up to INR 16500 - 45000 depending upon how you choose your area and other stuff. PG/rental flats are the most preferred means of accommodation which can minimise your expenses. You can inquire about hostels in your institute/college where you can trim your laundry, transport and household expenses. The average cost of living in Pune is slightly lower than in metro cities and higher than in many cities in southern India. We have compiled a list of some basic expenses that contribute to living costs in Pune.

 

Expenses

Average expenditure of Bachelor

Average expenditure of the Couple

1BHK apartment rent/PG

Rs 8,000 onwards

Rs 13,000 onwards

Transport

Rs 1,500 onwards

Rs 3,000 onwards

Food

INR 1,500 – 3,000 

INR 3,000 – 5,000

Household expenses

Rs 3,000 onwards

Rs 4,500 onwards

Bills

Rs 2,000 onwards

Rs 5,000 onwards

Lifestyle/ Entertainment

Rs 1,500 per person per day on average

Rs 2,500 onwards

Approx cost of living in Pune per month

INR 16,500 – 25,000

INR 30,000 – 45,000

Some areas in Pune to be well aware of while selecting any location

Posh Areas in Pune

Affordable Areas in Pune

Best PGs in Pune

Koregaon Park

Kothrud

Shivaji Nagar

Magarpatta area

Ashok Nagar

Sangamwadi

Viman Nagar

Waghori-Bakori

Bhugaon 

Pune-Mumbai Expressway

Undri-Pisoli

Hadapsar

Katraj

Akurdi

Kharadi

Narhe

Baner

Karve Nagar

Wadgon Sheri

Tahawada

Wakad

 

Foodstuff

All varieties of dishes are available in this city and are relatively cheap. But as a student, you can choose a mess service in your Hostel or tiffin service for your daily meals. Food can cost you approximately RS 1500-3000. But if your mess or tiffinwala goes missing, you need not worry about emptying your pockets. Starting range of street food snacks can be as cheap as Rs 30. Misal Pav, Vada Pav, Pav Bhaji, Bhakarwadis, Sabudana Vada and Shegaon Kachori are some of the most famous street food dishes. Pune also has some fantastic restaurants that you can enjoy for a change. A wide range of Vegetarian and Non-vegetarian food can be explored here. You can try out a host of specialised Indian dishes like Maharashtrian, Udipi and Kolhapuri as well as international gourmet meals like Italian, Japanese, Mediterranean and many more as per your individual tastes and preferences.

 

Necessary Markets

Clothing and other essential commodities are available in this city at very affordable prices and almost in every area. You can reduce your costing by purchasing things from low-priced markets. Tulsi Baug, Chhatrapati Sambhaji Nagar or Deccan Gymkhana, Juna Bazaar, Mahatma Phule Mandai, Laxmi Road, Mahatma Gandhi Road, Bajirao Road, Fergusson College Road, Fashion Street, the Hong Kong Market Lane and J. M. roads are some of the markets where you can find almost all the stuff needed in daily life from the cheapest cost to the branded one. You can visit ABC market for various books and study materials. 

 

Refreshing sites

Apart from your college studies, you can enjoy some beautiful natural places in Pune and be a part of its incredible surroundings. There are many wanderlust spots where you can refresh yourself or enjoy your weekend. Shaniwar Wada, AgaKhan Palace, Osho Ashram, Katraj Snake Park, Singarh Fort, Dagdusheth Halwai Temple, Mulshi Lake and Dam, Pune Okayama Friendship Garden, Rajmachi Fort, Panshet water park, Vetal Tekdi, Parvati Hill temple, Pataleshwar Cave Temple, Lal Mahal, National War Museum, Rajiv Gandhi Zoological park, Bund garden, Torna fort, Mahatma Phule Museum, Shindi Chatri, Vishrambaug vada, Rasalgad and endless spots which adds endless joy to the Pune life. 

 

Safety first

Pune is ranked as the second safest city in India, and security is not the concern here. Crime and violence rates are low here. But you can always choose to be safe by following certain rules and being aware of certain specific things in this city. Armed robberies do not happen here often, but you should use common sense and not walk on the outskirts of the city late at night. Public transport isn't safe because of pickpockets. Taxis can be safe if you take a licensed car. Negotiate the prices before you board the transport. Be careful when driving on roads and monitor your belongings at the hotel/restaurant.

 

People, Language & Festivals of Pune 

People here are kind, lovable, sweet and sometimes violent. They follow the Tit for Tat policy. So better not to indulge in any fights, especially on the roads. Festivals are very trendy and are celebrated in full enthusiast here. Ganesh Chaturthi and Gudi Padwa are festivals of Pune which connect a crowd of 3 million people together in this town. Languages spoken here are Hindi, Marathi and English. Language won't be an issue here as almost all the people know all these 3 languages. 

 

Professional Opportunities 

Pune is developing at a very rapid rate, especially in the IT sector. There are always jobs to be found, opportunities to be grabbed, and things to be learned. Hinjewadi, Baner, Kharadi, and Yerawada are some of the biggest IT zones in the city. There is also a good scope for freshers'. The employment ratio is 87%, and the productivity ratio is 88%. Apart from the IT sector, Engineering, Digital marketing and education play a vital role in employment generation. Not only this, but all other sector has their specific demand. So, after your studies, if you are planning to work here, you will definitely find a suitable job. 

 

Healthcare facilities

Types of healthcare facilities available in Pune are Healthcare centres, Medical Nursing Homes, Pharmacies and drug stores. Healthcare facilities are not very expensive here. You can consult your nearby nursing centres for any sort of health emergency. It can start from Rs 50 as the consulting fee, depending upon the area. Medical stores are widely available in all areas. Many govt hospitals are also available. You can save the contact numbers of specific hospitals in your area to deal with any kind of emergency. 

 

Climate in Pune

Pune’s climate is very cool, which is enjoyed by all visitors here. You will be glad to enjoy its climate’s beauty. The temperature here ranges between 19 to 33 degrees Celsius. No more heat, no cooler. Even the rains are not very heavy here. You can enjoy all seasons here without getting any season in excess. 
 

History of Pune

Pune was the High Perch of the Peshwas and one of the crucial bases of Chhatrapati Shivaji, the great ruler of the Maratha Empire. A proud heritage carried over since the Maratha and Peshwa Dynasty still persists in the alleys and aura of the old city while the new city reflects changing times and a vibrant future of the city. This city carries a mesmerising lush green vicinity as its identity. This city is full of forts, arts, culture, greenery, sound infrastructure and Puneri attitude.

 

Conveyance

This city offers PMPML buses and Auto-Rickshaws as the most preferred means of transport. Transport facilities are easily available and are not too costly. As a student, you can opt for public buses, which have a widespread network and can minimise your cost. Per month approximate transport in the city can cost you RS 1000-2000. This city experiences heavy traffic jams in various areas. So, while leaving home, you should consider some time for jams as well. You can always try avoiding travelling by cabs/car as it can consume a lot of time in traffic jams.

 

After all!

This city has something for all. This city offers tremendous beauty of living in an old and new age of city with all the wonders filled in it. It has all the reasons to reside in it. As a student, it is worth taking advantage of Pune’s academic luxury and its affordability.

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