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Why Study in Bangalore?
Deciding to study outside your hometown can be a tricky situation. It can be both emotionally and culturally overwhelming to pick one city when you have a plethora of other choices to explore.
Bangalore is one of the most diverse and interesting cities in India to study as the city is known for high-quality education in a linguistically and educationally diverse environment.
Given its location, stature, and role as one of India’s top tech and industrial cities, it makes perfect sense to study in one of the many colleges that dot the city.
Students from Kerala
For years Kerala has been ranked as the most literate state in India. Based on 2011 census figures, Niti Aayog* said 93.91% of the state’s population knows reading and writing, much higher than the national average of 74.04%. * The state also tops the chart with male literacy at 96.02% and female literacy at 91.98%
The reason for such high literacy level is because unlike other states, previous Kerala government invested in education. With schools accessible to more than 90% of the population, literacy levels headed north.
While the state has a good number of schools, it lacks in colleges. Most colleges are state-owned and some are aided and only a few are private. With school students outnumbering the available college seats, students are forced to look at colleges in neighbouring states like Karnataka with Bangalore, Mysore, and Mangalore topping their preferences.
Besides the lack of colleges, lack of industries in Kerala has also hurt students hard. There’s the limited presence of the IT and manufacturing industry in the state and most businesses revolve around spices, tourism, and rubber trade. In contrast, Bangalore, with its huge industrial base, offers jobs in almost every industry like IT, telecom, manufacturing, construction, media, transport, healthcare, food and beverages, and more.
Why Bangalore for Students from Kerala?
Bangalore hits all the right chord when it comes to studying here.
Second Largest City in South India: According to World Atlas, Bangalore is the second-largest city in south India and the fifth largest in the country. It’s also one of the top five and the second-fastest-growing economies in India with an average economic growth of 10.3%.
Industrial Diversity: Reasons that make Bangalore one of the top cities to study is because of its industrial diversity where jobs are aplenty. As soon as you graduate from one of Bangalore’s many colleges, you'll be spoilt for jobs from one of these industries: Food, Real Estate, Space, Grocery, Information Technology, Biotechnology, Transportation, Retail, Fintech and more.
Language: You will always find a person that speaks your language. As a top city for trade and commerce and study, Bangalore has always attracted people from across India. There are chances you’ll bump into a Malayali from your hometown.
Weather: No conversation is complete without mentioning the city’s acclaimed weather. It was this weather that attracted global corporations to the city.
Youth Centric: Bangalore is one of India’s most youthful cities and that’s what attracts students to Bangalore.
Cost of Living: Talk of cheaper rents, affordable food, and multicultural population and Bangalore ticks all three boxes.
Courses and Education: Bangalore’s colleges offer all types of courses for every purse and purpose.
Higher Living Standards: Bangalore’s living standards are among the best in India.
Higher Salaries: Surveys after surveys have pointed out that salaries in Bangalore are among the highest in the country, regardless of where you’re employed.
Universities and Colleges in Bangalore
There is no doubt that Bangalore is home to some of India’s top educational establishments. From engineering to pure science and from humanities to management colleges, Bangalore has it all. In fact, for several years, Bangalore had the distinction of being the city with the highest number of colleges in a city affiliated to a single university. Even today, the city has the highest number of colleges than any other city in India. According to a survey titled “All India Survey on Higher Education (AISHE)” which last came out in 2017-18, Bangalore Urban has 893 colleges. These colleges offer everything from the basic humanities degree to research programmes.
Bangalore is very well connected by train to all parts of Kerala.
Trains from Kerala to Bangalore
Following is a list of all the trains running between Bangalore to Cochin:
Get train details and book tickets on Goibibi, IRCTC, Paytm, Makemytrip, and other portals.
The air network too is well entrenched from Bangalore to Thiruvananthapuram, Cochin, Kozhikode, and Kannur. Get all the details on airlines operating from airports in Kerala to Bangalore and vice versa on Yatra, Cleartrip, Paytm, Phonepe, Makemytrip, Goibibo, Tripadvisor, and airlines' websites.
There is direct daily bus service from Bangalore to all towns and cities of Kerala. KSRTC of both the states run daily bus service while private transporters run their service from Kalasipalya, Majestic, HSR Layout, Banaswadi, and Jalahalli. Check bus schedules from Kerala to Bangalore and vice versa on Redbus, Goibibo, Paytm, Mobikwik and other websites and apps.
Accommodation and Food
Finding a good hotel within budget in Bangalore isn’t difficult as every major area has a good concentration of hotels. If you’re travelling by train or bus, the areas surrounding Bangalore City Railway Station are full of hotels- both budget and star rated.
As these hotels are also close to the city’s main bus stand and the city’s main metro interchange, it’s going to be easy for you to hop onto a bus or metro to a destination of your choice. You can book your hotels in Oyo, Booking.com, Cleartrip.com, Hotels.com, Trivago.com, Paytm, and other apps and websites.
When it comes to food, you’ll be spoilt for choice as Bangalore has umpteen number of restaurants serving authentic Kerala food. In fact, over the last three decades, Kerala food has become commonplace in Bangalore and every street corner today has at least one restaurant that serves Kerala food.
Get details of restaurants that serve Kerala food on Zomato.
Other restaurants that serve Kerala food are
Ente Keralam http://entekeralam.in/
Flavours Inn https://www.flavoursinn.com/
There are several Ayyappan temples in Bangalore. Every Christian denomination from Kerala at least has a church.
Malayali Community in Bangalore
The thriving Malayali community has been around for several years in Bangalore and have contributed immensely to the local economy. The community is strong in trading and transport business. A high percentage of Bangalore’s general stores are owned by Malayalis. They also run transport businesses, colleges and educational establishments, restaurants, tea stalls, textiles, furniture, home improvement, and electronic stores.
While Malayalis are scattered across Bangalore, the areas with a high concentration are Madiwala, Koramangala, Jalahalli, Indiranagar, Jeevanbeemanagar, Vasantnagar, Krishnarajpuram, Mahadevapura, Banaswadi, Kamannahalli, Kalyannagar, Ramamurthynagar, and HSR Layout.
There are many Facebook pages and community portals run by Malayalis living in Bangalore and you can join one of these to get details about anything you want from food to accommodation and more.
Major attraction in the city
Bangalore is not just about parks, gardens, and IT jobs. The city is much more than that. There are several places that you can go to unwind. Places like Lalbagh and Cubbon Park are open throughout the year and are popular with tourists and locals alike. You can also When you’re in Lalbagh, do not forget to go to the ‘eat street’ that comes to life in the evening with enjoying piping hot idlis, crispy dosas, deep-fried fritters, and whatnot. When you’re in Cubbon Park, do not forget to see Vidhana Soudha, one of India’s most beautiful legislative buildings.
There are other places in Bangalore that you can visit such as Bangalore Palace, Bannerghatta National Park, Wonderla amusement park. Outside Bangalore, you can always head to Nandi Hills, Chunchi Falls, Big Banyan Tree, Innovative Film City, and more. Get a complete list of places to visit in Bangalore at https://www.holidify.com/places/bangalore/sightseeing-and-things-to-do.html .
Top companies in Bangalore
Bangalore is not just about software and back-office processing. The city has several companies in other industries that make Bangalore the industrial hub of South India.
Some major companies are:
Bangalore is a city of opportunities and has never disappointed anyone who’s come here to study or earn. From studying to working to settling down, Bangalore offers unlimited prospects.
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