Mumbai, Delhi Among Best Student-Cities Of The World
Slow yet steady, two Indian cities have made it to the list of best cities for students. QS Best Student Cities 2017 has placed Mumbai at 85th position and New Delhi at 86th position in the list of 100. In 2016, no Indian city had made it to the list. The top cities worldwide included Montreal (Canada) at first position with a score of 478, followed by Paris (France) with 467 and London (United Kingdom) with an overall score of 463. The cities in this survey are given a score and ranked on the basis of factors such as affordability, desirability, employer activity,
The cities in this survey are given a score and ranked on the basis of factors such as affordability, desirability, employer activity, mix of students and students' views. Mumbai has an overall score of 231 while Delhi bags a close 229. Clearly, students in Mumbai look happier especially if you see the numbers here. There is considerable positivity with respect to employer’s activity, student cosmopolitanism and what students have to say about living and studying in Mumbai.
Mix of students
Speaking to LiveMint, Simona Bizzozero, Head of Public Relations for QS said, “India will certainly reach greater and greater heights thanks to its dynamic, young and competitive people but becoming a top study destination for international students doesn’t seem a priority now (except for a few elite institutes/universities that have a strong international outlook) because it is way too busy creating the infrastructure to meet its growing internal demand for higher education.”
Here are some localities you can choose from if you are willing to stay close to these student hubs?
Mumbai University is in Kalina, Santacruz East and while accommodations here are expensive, there are some who prefer to stay close to their college. Rents start at Rs 30,000 per month and may go up to even Rs 2.75 lakh. Large properties are generally shared by a group of students or the landlord leases only a part of the house and thereby, charge less.
Besides, Mulund West, Andheri West, Goregaon, Dadar West, Borivali, Colaba, Juhu, Kanjurmarg, Chembur, Bhandup are other places where you could rent a PG accommodation.
Delhi University’s North Campus is a hotbed of student accommodations. Single rooms starting from Rs 5,000 per month to Rs 50,000 or even more with variations in size of the house and exact location. Localities closer to the colleges command a higher rent given the convenience. Popular localities include Jawahar Nagar, Roop Nagar, Mukherjee Nagar, Hudson Lane etc. Check out flats on rent in Delhi.