Pune :: Oxford of the East
Pune is the seat of the College of Engineering (COEP), the second oldest engineering institution in India (1854). It houses many universities including Savitribai Phule Pune University, Symbiosis, FLAME, Bharatividyapith, MIT and many other military educational institutes. The city pioneered universal and women’s education starting from the 1800s and has a large population of students from all over! Being the cultural capital of Maharashtra the city has always had an intrinsic connection with theatre, music, arts and literature and been a centre of learning and research in all fields.
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PUNE - a city in Maharashtra, India nestled on the Deccan Plateau on top of the Sahyadri Range of the Western Ghats is known by many monikers - Cultural City, Oxford of the East, Cradle of Military Leadership, Automobile & IT Hub! It became an important part of the struggle against the Mughals with Chattarapati Shivaji’s leadership. Later under Peshwa Rule the Maratha Empire spread far and wide over the Indian Subcontinent.
The Swarajya struggle against the British Empire was later led by Gopal Krishna Gokhale, Lokmanya Tilak and others making Pune an important part of the Freedom Struggle. Many Social Movements for Girl’s education, Widow Remarriage and Equality were led by Jyotiba & Savitribai Phule, Dhondu Keshav Karve and Agarkar. Pune continues to be a center of many political and social movements to this day with its many civic conscious citizens and NGOs.
From the 1960s Pune and its twin township of Pimpri-Chinchwad became an important Industrial Center in India, especially around the Automobile Industry. It continues to be an Auto Hub with many of the Indian and international Auto Majors having their presence. Since the 1990s, Pune also emerged as an important center for the Information Technology industry.