An Ocean of Job Opportunities

Nidhi Bahl updated on : 02 May 2017

Pune welcomes students and professionals with different interests who can avail job opportunities in almost any sector.

An Ocean of Job Opportunities

The close-knit high-quality education system has transformed Pune into an opportunity zone for students and professionals looking for jobs. Companies big and small, from all possible sectors have set up their units in and around Pune. These companies are consuming almost all the students passing out each year from various institutions in the city. The growing rate of MNCs and start-ups in Pune is steadily changing the way students and professionals are being inducted in their setups.

Campus placements

Owing to a large number of recognised colleges and institutions, there is an astounding outflow of qualified students. To tap into this outflow of brilliance produced each year; corporate houses have established their units in Pune. From IT to automobiles and from engineering to finance organisations, Pune offers plenty of options to students as soon as they are out college.

In a year, more than 20,000 students move to Pune for pursuing higher studies. This influx of students is handled well by over nine deemed universities and some 400 colleges in Pune, most of which are affiliated to the Pune University.

Pune may not have an IIT or an IIM, but the city does have Indian Institute of Science Education and Research (IISER). In addition to this, the city boasts of many engineering colleges, management colleges and a tremendous number of colleges and institutions offering a spectrum of courses in Arts, Commerce, Applied Sciences and Law. 

Colleges and institutes in Pune are not restricted to providing high-quality education. They have connections with industry giants who are invited to campuses to hire graduates for various roles in their organisations.

Regular visitors for direct campus placement includes companies such as Coca-Cola, Infosys, TCS, Accenture, Citi Bank, ICICI Bank, JP Morgan Services, Bharti Airtel, Volkswagen, Bajaj Auto Ltd, Tata Steel, HT Media Ltd, Hewlett-Packard Enterprise and Wipro.  

Some of the reputed colleges in Pune that offer campus placements include Symbiosis Institute of Business Management, National Institute of Construction Management and Research (NICMAR), Balaji Institute of Modern Management (BIMM), Savitribai Phule Pune University aka University of Pune, and Indian Institute of Science Education and Research (IISER).

Industry exposure

Thousands of students move to Pune every year for education and jobs. As part of the course curriculum followed at many institutes, students get the opportunity to see how the industry works.

Owing to companies such as Infosys, Wipro, TCS, Accenture and Volkswagen, students from various colleges across the city get an opportunity of industrial training.

Film and Television Institute of India, the premier film institute of the country, also allows students (aspiring filmmakers) to learn the art of filmmaking through its workshops and internship programmes. 

Higher job opportunities

The city, with a population of over 3 million, is ripening with job opportunities. Pune is known for its manufacturing, IT and automobile industries. It has many opportunities in the field of research and management. This large ocean of opportunity is what attracts students and professionals to Pune from all parts of India.

Pune has less population but a high density of good educational institutes, colleges and corporate houses, which means the probability of getting a job that pays well are higher here. Students passing out of colleges and renowned educational establishments find good quality jobs with high packages in the city. The salary offered in the city may not be as high in comparison to other Indian IT hubs, but then the low cost of living makes up for everything.

A start-up hub

Pune is not the only city in India where start-up culture is coming up in a big way. However, it is one of the best cities that has a good infrastructure for the start-up eco-system. A large number of start-ups are springing up in Pune largely because of all the engineering colleges in the city. Also, the city’s image of being an Information Technology hub is what is instigating young budding entrepreneurs to give up their high paying corporate careers to start something of their own. 

Pune is good for start-ups largely because:

  • There is lesser competition in the sector
  • Cost of living and accommodation is cheaper
  • Transportation is easy and economical
  • Good colleges in the city means manpower is available
  • Venture capitalists and investors are eyeing Pune

Popular industries/sector where one can work

Largely, automobile, electronics and information technology are the three major sectors that Pune has a strong hold in. Students and professionals majorly eye these sectors for work in Pune. The city is host to a number of large MNCs in the field of automobiles, which include Volkswagen, Mercedes-Benz, General Motors, Hyundai, TATA, and Mahindra & Mahindra. Pune is also home to electronics giants such as Samsung, Haier, Emerson and LG to name a few.   

Brimming with energy and enthusiasm, Pune has already ventured on the way to becoming the youth city of India. The city has rich cultural heritage, reputed education institutions and tremendous job opportunities – everything that today’s young generation looks for in a city life. Travel, high sporting spirit and great nightlife are few other perks that make Pune a hot destination for the youth. 

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