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Cost of living drives away 30% Iranian students

DNPUN21922 | 12/25/2009 | Author : Gitesh Shelke | WC :375 | Education & Careers

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Many head to Malayasia; others done in by escalation of costs in Pune

Unlike the previous years, the University of Pune (UoP) has witnessed a decline in the number of Iranian students arriving here to pursue undergraduate courses.
As compared to last year, the number of enrolments dropped by 30% due to various factors like visa problems, cost escalation in Pune and the emergence of alternative educational destinations like Malaysia.
As against 229 students (124 men and 105 women) enrolled in various undergraduate courses under the University of Pune during 2008-09, the number has dropped to 164 students (97 men and 67 women) in the current academic year.
The number has remained static for postgraduate courses barring a minor decrease in the enrolment of women students.
Of the 244 students
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