Top 10 Residential Hotspots for Students In Pune

Top 10 Residential Hotspots for Students In Pune

Top 10 Residential Hotspots for Students In Pune
There are 10 established education-driven locations/belts in Pune which are very popular with students as well as investors. (Wikimedia)

Every year Pune sees thousands of students coming into the city to join various educational institutes. The City, popularly known as the 'Oxford of the East', is a popular destination for Indian as well as foreign students. Finding an affordable accommodation option in Pune could be a challenge for a student new to the city. Keeping the budget of students in mind several landlords offer affordable housing options near the campuses.

MakaanIQ lists out top 10 established education-driven locations/belts offering affordable accommodation option in Pune 

F C Road/ Deccan Gymkhana/ Shivajinagar

One of the most prestigious and oldest student areas in the city, this belt developed into a popular hangout as well as a shopping hub. One thing to consider while renting a flat or a paying guest accommodation here is that the area is very expensive. High cost is no deterrent for students as the area houses popular colleges such as Fergusson College, BMCC, Abasaheb Garware College and Gokhale Institutes.

Law College Road/ Senapati Bapat Road/ Erandwana

Surrounded by lush greens, this is one of the coolest student hubs with premium institutes such as the Film and Television Institute of India, Symbiosis College of Arts & Commerce, Symbiosis Institute of Business Management and Symbiosis Institute of Mass Communication in its vicinity. Though the area is costly, it is easy to find a PG accommodation and flat on a sharing basis.

Kothrud/ Paud Road/ Karve Road

Owing to its proximity to a number of reputed educational institutions such as MIT College, Maharashtra Institute of Technology and International Institute of Fashion Design (INIFD), this suburb is very popular with students. Convenient location and connectivity make Kothrud one of the best locations in the city.

Viman Nagar/ Khadadi/ Kalayani Nagar/Wadgaon Sheri

Most swanky of all, this belt continues to be one of the most-sought after locations forcrème-de-la-crème due to its advantageous location, easy accessibility to other areas of the city and good infrastructure. Known as the house of top IT companies, many luxury housing projects dot the area. There is a huge demand for budget rented flats, PG accommodation as the area boasts of a number of educational institutions, including Christ College, International School of Business & Media (ISBM), Symbiosis Institute of Management Studies, Symbiosis Institute of Design (SID) and Dhole Patil College of Engineering.

Ganeshkhind/ Pune University Area 

With its quiet surroundings, this area comprises one of the most prestigious alma mater, Pune University and other important colleges such as the Modern College.  It has been the most popular student hotspots for over many decades and continues to be in the spotlight till date. This area provides an array of student accommodations which varies from budget to luxurious apartments and PG accommodation.    

Bavdhan/ Pashan Road

One of the emerging educational hubs in the city, a large number of educational institutions like Indian Institute of Aeronautical Engineering & Information Technology, Suryadutta Group of Management Studies have come up in the area. Its good connectivity makes the area an emerging favourite with students and investors alike.

Singhgad Road/ Vadgaon Budruk

Located in the suburbs of Pune, this area has evolved as one of the important student areas in Pune due to important institutions like the Sinhgad Institute of Management, Sinhgad Institute of Engineering and Architecture. The great thing about this area is that this is one of the cheapest and student friendly location, yet very well-connected to the other parts of Pune.  There are lots of budget housing accommodations in the area, making this area very much suitable for the students.

Pune-Satara Road/ Katraj/ Dhankawadi

One of the oldest student hubs, the area is famous for Bharati Vidyapeeth College and its various departments, where thousands of students get enrolled every year. The area provides budget-friendly student accommodation.


The demand for renting properties and PG accommodation in this area is always high because of a number of reputed colleges such as Poona College of Arts, Science & Commerce, Aranhas Rosary Jr. College and various others institutes in its vicinity. As the area falls in the heart of the city, students have a soft spot for this place. Its close proximity to big malls, shopping outlets, high-grade restaurants has made it one of the coolest student hangouts.

Sadashiv Peth/ Tilak Roak/ Parvati

One of the major student hotspots, the area has a cluster of educational institutions and colleges such as S P College, Suryadutta College of Management and Mass Communication, Yashwantrao Chavan Law College, Shahu College and Tilak Maharashtra College.  This area is very conducive for students because of its accessibility, lush surroundings and pocket-friendly accommodations.

Apart from these, Hinjewadi, Hadapsar, Aundh and Wakad on the outskirts of the city are fast emerging as the future hotspots. Villages in the periphery of Pune, such as the Lavale Valley, look very promising as big institutions like Symbiosis International University and Bharati Vidyapeeth have huge campuses coming up in the area. 

Last Updated: Mon Jan 23 2017

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