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Cities to be Visited
Delhi
Delhi is the National Capital of India and the second-largest metropolis in India. With over 13.8 million residents, it is one of the largest metropolises in the world by population. Delhi has become the fastest growing cities of the world due to the high rate of immigration. It situated between the Himalayas and Aravalis range in the heart of the Indian sub-continent. Delhi has an area of 1483sq.km and a literacy rate of 81.82%. While Hindi is the official language, English is considered to be the associate official Language. Urdu and Punjabi are the second official language.

Delhi has two distinct faces – Old Delhi & New Delhi. The Mogul Emperor Shahajahan, the creator of Taj Mahal, built old Delhi. This part of the city comprises of the Red Fort (the main palace) the Jama Masjid (the praying center) and the Chandni Chowk Market (one of Asia’s largest wholesale market.). New Delhi was built by the British rulers of India. This part of Delhi is famous for the Rashtrapati Bhawan, (home to the President), the Oval shaped Parliament House (the seat of the Indian Democracy), the central avenue ‘Raj Path’ with its water ways and lush green gardens, which lead up to the India Gate, (a memorial for the Indian soldiers martyred during the World War I.

Delhi as the capital of India is one of the best cities to live in, in terms of both facilities as well as educational opportunities. The presence of reputed, esteemed educational institutions, catering to many subjects, such as humanities, technology, medicine or management, further enhances the prestige of Delhi which is already famous as a historical city.

Delhi has 314 higher secondary schools, hundreds of preparatory schools and good number of other institutes spread across this vast city. A major factor which draws students from different parts of the country to Delhi, as compared to other cities, is the quality of education and the convenience of living. The large number of student hostels and the paying guest accommodations are very cost effective. Also people in Delhi are generally warm and accommodative. There is a saying in Hindi that holds true for Delhi which is: Dilli he Dilwalon ki (the people of Delhi are large hearted).
Mumbai
Mumbai, the Financial Capital of India, holds the distinction of being an education hotspot of South-East Asia. There are different types of schools in Mumbai- Municipal schools run by the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) or private schools run by trusts and individuals. Most of the people prefer private schools as the facilities are better and English is used as the medium of instruction. All these private schools in Mumbai are affiliated to either the Maharashtra state Secondary Schools Certificate (SSC) board or the all-India Indian Certificate of Secondary Education (ICSE) and CBSE boards.

The University of Mumbai (known earlier as University of Bombay) is one of the oldest and premier Universities in India. It was established in 1857 consequent upon "Wood's Education Dispatch". The University has been granted a Five Star status by the National Assessment and Accreditation Council (NAAC). It has two post-graduate centers, 354 affiliated colleges and 36 Departments.
CBSE affiliated schools in Mumbai 36
ICSE affiliated schools in Mumbai 58
BMED-run schools 1191
Secondary/ Higher Secondary schools 3075
Vocational Education and Training Institutes in Mumbai 19
Junior colleges in Mumbai 330
Pune
India’s first Prime Minister, Shri Jawahar Lal Nehru had called Pune “The Oxford of the East." This probably explains what Pune has to offer in terms of education. Pune attracts students not just from all over India but also other parts of the world. Primary education begins in schools, which are either run by the PMC (Pune Municipal Coperation) or privately by trusts and individuals. Schools run by PMC are called public schools and the other - private. Majority of the people often prefer private schools because of the good facilities and also because of the use of English as the learning medium. All the private schools are affiliated either with the Maharashtra state Secondary Schools Certificate (SSC) board or the all-India Indian Certificate of Secondary Education (ICSE) and CBSE boards.

Pune offers education to maximum number of foreign students in India. Every year approximately 4000 students from across the globe come to the city to avail its world class academic programs. The teaching quality, available resources, experienced and dedicated faculty, have all made Pune a favored education destination.


 In 2008, the University of Oxford announced that it plan’s to establish the Oxford University India Business Centre (OUIBC) at Pune. This will be Oxford Business School’s first offshore facility.


 Pune’s reputation of being an educational destination lies in its ability to keep in tune with the rapid changing education scenario of the country. The city’s quick connectivity, growing infrastructure, affordable housing and easy access have made all the difference.
Dubai
Dubai (in Arabic: دبيّ‎) is one of the seven emirates and the most populous city of the United Arab Emirates (UAE). Dubai is located on the Eastern coast of the Arabian Peninsula, in the south west corner of the Arabian Gulf. It is extremely well known for its warm hospitality and rich cultural heritage, and the Emirati people are welcoming and generous in their approach to visitors.

According to the census conducted by the Statistics Center of Dubai, the population of the emirate was 1,422,000 as of 2006, which included 1,073,000 males and 349,000 females. Dubai has changed dramatically over the last three decades, becoming a major business centre with a more dynamic and diversified economy. Dubai enjoys a strategic location and serves as the biggest re-exporting centre in the Middle East. Its low logistical and operational costs and excellent infrastructure, international outlook and liberal government policies are attracting investors in a big way. Activities such as trade, transport, tourism, industry and finance have shown steady growth and helped the economy to achieve a high degree of expansion and diversification.

Education in Dubai encompasses the many levels of primary, secondary and collegiate education catering to various ethnic and linguistic groups. The school system in Dubai does not differ from the school system in the United Arab Emirates. There are many public and private schools serving Emiratis and expatriates. The medium of instruction in public schools is Arabic with emphasis on English as a second language, while most of the private schools use English as their medium of instruction. The Ministry of Education of the United Arab Emirates is responsible for school's accreditation. The Dubai Education Council was established in July 2005 to develop the education sector in Dubai.

Many expatriates tend to send their children back to their home country or to western countries for university education. However, a sizable number of foreign accredited universities have been set up in the city over the last ten years. Some of these universities include the American University in Dubai (AUD), The American College of Dubai, SP Jain Center Of Management (part of India's reputed Business School SP Jain Institute of Management & Research), Birla Institute of Technology and Science, and the Middlesex University, Dubai. Also, in 2004, the Dubai School of Government in cooperation with the Harvard University's John F. Kennedy School of Government was set up. Its long-term objective is to become a knowledge centre in the Arab world. The Harvard Medical School Dubai Center (HMSDC) Institute for Postgraduate Education and Research has been established as well in Dubai Health Care City.
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