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Educational Institutes See Big Rise In Pimpri-Chinchwad Area

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Pimpri - Chinchwad

By Our Correspondent

Geetika Gupta

There has been a significant increase in the number of educational institutions in Pimpri-Chinchwad industrial in the past five years, indicating an increasing demand in the education industry, officials said.

The registered number of schools in the jurisdiction of the Pimpri-Chinchwad Muicipal Corporation was only 97 in 2018, which increased to 256 in 2024. This significant rise indicates a rise in the number of students. 

The dominance of the industrial estate and IT sector in PCMC is the main reason such a rise in the number of educational institutions.

The variety of courses being offered from various boards like CBSE, ICSE board, Maharashtra State Board, IGCSE and International Board have offered the students a world class education in the PCMC area. Now they don't have to run to Pune city seeking quality education.

The literacy rate of Pimpri Chinchwad city is around 90 per cent compared to 82 per cent in the rest of the Maharashtra state. This is an alarming result of the increase in awareness for education and high increase in the number of educational institutes.

The increase definitely comes with its glitches. The private institutions charging exorbitant fees have their own problems. The parents have a strong opinion about these institutes. One of the parents, who has his kid studying in class four said, " The schools have great infrastructure, great facilities and a rich curriculum but they lack management and the right teaching system. The teachers are new and they don't have the right teaching methodology."

On the other hand, Government has been continuously working on increasing education facilities for the less fortunate people of the society, officials said.

Vijaykumar Thorat who heads PCMC's Education Department, while speaking to our portal said, " The Government has granted various scholarship schemes for students from lower income groups. The females would be granted Rs. 75000 till the age of 18 years for education and self help. The quality of infrastructure and material has been particularly emphasized for a better learning amongst the students coming to the corporation schools. Quality Council of India(QCI) has prescribed certain parameters of quality education which have been followed. "

He further added, "No doubt Pune definitely is becoming a World class education hub and offers a wide range of opportunities to the generations coming across. It is upto these students to take the best benefit of the various schemes being offered to them."

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