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Students from Uttarakhand

On October 9th 2000, Uttarakhand formerly known as Uttaranchal, made its way out of the Himalayan and other northwestern districts of Uttar Pradesh. The newly formed forms state is often referred as the "Land of the Gods" due to the many important holy pilgrimage places like Dham, Panch Badri, Kedar, Prayag, Haridwar etc.found throughout the state. Not only the pilgrimages are restricted to Hindus. Uttarakhand is mainly known for its natural beauty due to the predominant Himalayan ranges, high Himalayan peaks and glaciers. The state borders Himachal Pradesh in the north-west and Uttar Pradesh in the South, and has international borders with Nepal and China to the east. The largest city, Dehradun is the capital with the high court in Nainital.

Uttarakhand is well known for Chipko movement and a countless other social movements for which the state cannot be ignored or forgotten. Two of India's mightiest rivers, the Ganges and the Yamuna take birth in the glaciers of Uttarakhand. The native people of Uttarakhand are generally called either Kumaoni or Garhwali depending on their place of origin in either the Garhwal or Kumaon region. The most important occupation of the people of Uttarakhand is Agriculture but here it is done mostly through terrace cultivation due to the steep slopes which requires careful terracing and irrigation. Animal Husbandry is also practiced by many farmers.

Uttarakhand is well connected with Rail, Road and Air transport system.

The state has always encouraged adventure sports. Rock climbing, trekking, mountaineering, hiking and water rafting are the recent development in adventure tourism in the region. Eco tourism, agritourism and rural tourism have also found rapid popularity in many places and forested areas of the state.

The climate of Uttarakhand is sharply determined by its two distinct divisions: the mountainous regions and the plains. Summers are the most favorable time to visit Uttarakhand when the weather is very pleasant and mild as certain areas of the hills become inaccessible in winter due to the extreme climate and extended snowfall. The climate in the plain region is best in winter as the weather is pleasing.

The state is also quite popular for its quality education that the education system offers. It is abode to some of the top schools, colleges and universities in India. The recent census of 2011 showed that the literacy rate of Uttarakhand is 79.6% which was on an improved scale. The Doon School, one of the best educational institutes in India is located in Dehradoon, one of the most posh and largest cities in this state. The latest census shows that a lot of importance is given to female literacy in the state.

Apart from high quality primary education, the state also offers higher education in many Government and private colleges. There are lot of ample opportunities for the students to explore their knowledge and bring the best out of them with rewarding careers. But, despite all its improvements in the field of education, this industry comes with its own set of limitations which poses a great threat in its advancement.

According to a recent survey, it has been noticed that four in every 10 Government schools in the State suffer from non-existent or insufficient sanitation and potable water facilities.

Even the condition of colleges are deteriorating day by day. Basic amenities and sub-standard infrastructure have resulted in students opting out of the state and coming to other places for higher studies.

Reasons for studying in Bangalore:

Bangalore also known as the garden city is India's third most populous city and Silicon Valley of India. Located on the southern part of India, Bangalore enjoys a pleasant climate throughout the year due to high elevation. The city is also very green unlike many other Indian metropolitan cities. Bangalore is one of the fastest growing city in India and world too so a lot of opportunities exists for youngsters, So by studying in Bangalore, students get a better exposure.

The recruitment rate is quite good in this fast emergent city, it provides the students a platform to choose the best of careers. Bangalore is very famous among youngsters, and most sought out destination for higher education in India. The institutions have excellent teaching environments. The faculties are friendly and are ready to reach out to the problems of the students without any delay. Along with rigorous campus studies and projects, a student also finds quantity time for relaxation.

Talking about relaxation, Bangalore is a storehouse of a massive variety of international cuisines, pubs and shopping malls and a reason for the generation of a lot of disposable income by the young people in the city. Bangalore is located close to various tourist hubs such as Mysore, Mangalore, Goa, Ooty and many more. The artistic side of the city is very inspiring as there are historic palaces, old temples and palaces and monuments. Bangalore is a well planned city. Numerous multinationals have their base here. Some of them being IBM, TCS, INFOSYS and WIPRO. This also gives students opportunity to study by co-existing with job environments. And so, institutions are coming up in large numbers using the large level of campus recruitment.

As a booming IT and Financial hub, Bangalore is considered quite expensive city in India. Nevertheless students live in reasonably cheap University hostels and youth hostels. The travel and food are also reasonable. Students from all over the country as well as world come to Bangalore to pursue to long cherished dreams. Studying in Bangalore proves to be a pleasurable experience for students as the student life is very enjoyable due to diversity of culture.

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