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Studying and living @ Delhi

Published On: 24 Jan 2012 | Last Updated On: 25 Jan 2012

Delhi, the capital of India has its own historic significance in terms of educational, political and cultural heritage. Delhi is a home to multi-cultured and multi-linguistic people from different corners of the world. There has been a significant growth of 40% in Delhi’s population over last 10 years and the number is still increasing. The city has been a red hot destination for many youngsters to pursue higher education and build their career.

Every year, thousands of students from all across the country move to Delhi for pursuing quality education in different colleges of Delhi. So if you are one among them, aiming to pursue MBA and an exciting career in management in Delhi/NCR, then this article can truly act as a guide for you.

MBA in Delhi

Delhi with golden track record of producing great talents has always been one of the favorite choices for MBA aspirants. There has been a tremendous growth in the number of B-schools in Delhi/NCR over the last few years. Some of the top B-schools in the city have played a major role in increasing the education rate of the city. The literacy rate of the city is 81.2%. Pursuing MBA from Delhi/NCR has many advantages. Some of the main advantages of pursuing MBA from Delhi are:

  • Being national capital of India, Delhi is the centre for majority of top B-schools and universities.
  • A wide plethora of career opportunities are present.
  • Almost all big companies are present in Delhi which can assure you of placement.
  • You can experience cultural and regional diversity by exchanging your ideas and skills.
  • Living expenses are affordable.

Accommodation in Delhi

Though all the reputed universities in Delhi such as University of Delhi (DU), Guru Gobind Singh Indraprastha University (GGSIPU), Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU), Jamia Milia Islamia (JMI), Faculty of Management Science (FMS), Indian Institute of Foreign Trade (IIFT), Amity University provide different accommodation facilities to a large number of students but still there are several students who seek accommodation outside the campus.

North Delhi being the centre of some of the best colleges of Delhi is one of the most favorite destinations for many students. The PG accommodations available for students in this locality ranges somewhere between Rs.1500 to Rs 6000 per month for each student. The rent of the PG depends on services such as food and laundry, electricity consumption and other facilities provided. There are many popular places in this area to hang out. Kamla Nagar is one of the favorite hangout places for the students.

For students taking admission in the South campus there are PGs available in localities such as Greater Kailash, South Extension, Greater Kailash, Sarojini Nagar, etc. which provide accommodation ranging from Rs 2500 to Rs 8000. Sarojini Nagar is one of the popular market place where you can hang out for shopping at very cheap prices.

If we talk about Central Delhi, the PGs are largely targeted for working professionals as well as students with rates varying from Rs 4000 near Paharganj to Rs 10000 and above for areas such as Connaught Place. Connaught Place is a good center for shopping lovers but here the prices will be a bit higher. Eastern Delhi is comparatively cheaper in terms of accommodation and thus is the most preferred area for students for residing. PGs in areas like Laxmi Nagar are available at prices ranging between Rs 3000 to Rs 6000 per month including food.

These days Noida has also become a residing point of many students because of large number of colleges such as Amity, Apeejay, Jaipuria and BIMTECH which have emerged as great learning institutes for MBA students. In Noida, students can find majority of PGs available in sector 15, 18, 22 and 26 with rates varying between Rs 2500 to Rs 6000 depending on the facilities provided.

Transportation in Delhi

There are many transportation options available in Delhi. Entire Delhi/NCR is connected through Metro trains. There are government and private CNG bus services as well as CNG autos available which will take you to each corner of Delhi. So commuting in Delhi/NCR is not at all a problem.

Cultural Diversity

Delhi is a home to vast number of people coming from different corners of world. You will experience a great mix of cultural diversity. Different people in different outfits and speaking different languages will definitely draw your attention. People from some of states such as UP, Bihar, Bengal, North-East, and Rajasthan migrate to Delhi in search of higher education and career opportunities. Studying in Delhi will give you an opportunity to exchange your ideas and experience an entirely different experience.

Cost of Living

As compared to other metro cities such as Mumbai, Bangalore and Chennai, the cost of living in Delhi is comparatively lesser. The cost of accommodation, transportation, fooding and other expenses are very cheap in Delhi. You can find very good places to eat at affordable prices. There are many places to hang out and shop at very cheap prices. Some of the favourite shopping places include, Lajpat Nagar, Sarojini Nagar, Connaught Place, Palika Bazar, Rajiv Chowk, Tilak Nagar and Atta Market. Some of the hot spots for eating outs in Delhi/NCR include Dilli Hatt, South Delhi; Golden Fiesta, Lajpat Nagar, South Ex Market, Big Chill and Chonas, Khan Market; PVR Saket, Mini Mughal, Bengali Sweets, Nathu Sweets, Bengali Market and Agarwal sweets etc.

Living and studying in Delhi adds a memorable experience to your life. Delhi still maintains the legacy of becoming a home for several students who come to pursue their higher education.

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