A survey has found, Bengaluru is India’s best city for students
Which are India’s best cities for students? According to the Quacquarelli Symonds (QS) Best Student Cities 2019 survey, released by the London-based higher education think tank earlier this month, Bengaluru is one of only two Indian cities in the Top 100, the other is Mumbai.
Bengaluru zoomed onto the list, for the first time ever, in 81st position, as a city with good educational institutes, relatively low tuition, a place where you can also get a hearty meal for as little as Rs 150, affordable public transport, and where housing is freely available in a range of price slabs, the report found.
Mumbai came in at #85 (up from #99 in last year’s rankings), Delhi at #113 (down from #107), and Chennai at #115 (up from #117). Safety remained a major concern in Delhi; and diversity on campus, in Chennai.
Globally, London topped the list for a second consecutive year, followed by Tokyo and Melbourne in the second and third positions.
“Bengaluru would appear to have sidestepped all of these drawbacks, plus it has the allure of the tech industries and start-up culture, not to mention a happening social scene and good weather,” says Kimberly Dixit, CEO and co-founder of overseas higher-education consultancy, The Red Pen.