Pune’s popularity has been on the rise as more and more internationally acclaimed brands and multinationals are making this important city a part of their plan. This city that enjoys the best of all worlds, has won many nicknames Hotbed of IT, Detroit of India, Cultural Capital and most importantly Oxford of the East.
The name Oxford of the East has been the oldest and the most important as Pune has broken new grounds in academics across all streams. Education has become the mainstay of Pune, resulting in students from across the world coming to India. Furthermore, the increasing demand for manpower in sectors like IT, automotive, engineering etc. has only triggered the knowledge center called Pune.
It is estimated that roughly 3000 students are graduating every year from Engineering, IT, Computer Sciences, Pharmacy, Business Administration, Medicine and Environmental Science, and these students are making their mark globally. Pune also enjoys other advantages like being close to Mumbai -just 2½ hrs. by road, having a progressive infrastructure, being people friendly & possessing a rich heritage of Art, Architecture, Literature, Music, Theatre & Sports.
Add to all this the presence of some nationally acclaimed training and research institutes like National Defence Academy (NDA), National Chemical Laboratory (NCL), Defense Research Development Organisation (DRDO), High Explosives Material Research Laboratory (HEMRL), National Institute Virology (NIV), National Institute of Banking Management (NIBM), National Insurance Academy (NIA), Inter University Center for Astronomy and Astrophysics (IUCAA), Institute of Armament Technology (IAT) are located here. The city is conveniently approachable by air, rail and road transport, having connectivity with all major cities of India, particularly to Mumbai – the financial capital of India.