The city of Pune is the second largest city of Maharashtra, right after Mumbai. Pune is considered to be Maharashtra’s cultural capital and is often referred to as the “Oxford of the East”.
In recent decades, Pune has emerged as one of India’s major education hubs. As home to education and research institutions in the fields of IT, training, and management, the city has attracted a large student and professional population that hail from India and overseas. It’s no wonder that it is also considered to be the country’s education capital.
Education, IT and manufacturing are the city’s dominant contributors to the economy. In addition to being a center for major corporations and businesses in these fields, Pune is now developing into a popular startup hub.