Indore is a major city and commercial center of the state of Madhya Pradesh in central India. Indore is located 190 km west of the state capital Bhopal. According to the 2011 Indian census,Indore city has a population of 25,24,912. It is the largest city of Madhya Pradesh, the 15th largest city in India and the 147th largest city in the world. It is also the commercial capital of the state and serves as the headquarters of both Indore District and Indore Division.

Indore is the only city of India that has both an Indian Institute of Management (IIM) and an Indian Institute of Technology (IIT). These two premier education institutions are located in the city, not very far from the city center. Raja Ramanna Centre for Advanced Technology, a unit of Department of Atomic Energy, Government of India, engaged in R&D in non-nuclear front-line research areas of lasers, particle accelerators and related technologies, is located in Rau, Indore. It houses two special economic zones: Pithampur and Sanwer. Pithampur, often called the 'Detroit of India', has many automobile industries and some of the largest pharmaceutical companies. Sanwer, on the other hand, has steel industries, including The Indo-German Tool Room. As Indore expands, it shares its border with two cites, Ujjain and an industrial town called Dewas. Ujjain is one of the seven sacred cites of India, having many famous temples and is a major tourist destination. Dewas is famous for the RBI press and hosts several automobile parts manufacturing companies.

Indore is known for its architectural splendor. The tales of the glorious past are narrated by these splendid historical monuments and cast a magical spell on the visitors. Rani Ahilya Bai Holkar was a great architectural patron and spent a lot of money on the construction of many temples across the nation. The queen is taken in great regard by the people and as a tribute; her statue was built in the center of the city, near Rajwada. Apart from being a historical city, Indore is also the commercial capital of the state of Madhya Pradesh.

Indore is a host to many industries, like automobile, textile, IT etc. With latest technological advancements, the city is about to become the IT hub of the state of MP. Other than this, there are a number of educational institutes in Indore which are amongst the best in the country. The first and foremost is IIM Indore, which is amongst the pioneer management institutes in India. With world class facilities, the institute produces world acclaimed professionals. Devi Ahilya Vishwa Vidyalaya of the city was established in the year 1964 and today, it is one of the most renowned universities of India.

The university offers a number of varied courses and attracts a huge number of students from all the corners of the nation. It has made Indore a center of learning. The increasing influx of students and people to Indore has given it a cosmopolitan lifestyle. As a result, Indore is progressing fast. It is famous for its food, festival and handicrafts. People are very simple here and enjoy life. So, one can say Indore is the most appropriate place for spending quality time and relishing the experience.

Home to a range of colleges and schools, Indore has a large student population. Most primary and secondary schools in Indore are affiliated with the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE); however, a number of schools have affiliation with ICSE board, NIOS board and the state level M.P. Board.

Devi Ahilya Vishwavidyalaya (DAVV) offers courses in more than 20 fields which include law, pharmacy and management at both graduate and postgraduate level.

Mahatma Gandhi Memorial Medical College & Shri Govindram Seksaria Institute of Technology and Sciences offers courses in medical sciences & engineering.

Indore is the only city in India to have an Indian Institute of Management and an Indian Institute of Technology.

Victoria College of Education is located on Khandwa Road, in the beautiful landscape of Indore where serenity and beauty prevail away from noise and industrial pollution and environmental disturbance. It is quite accessible through public transport and is connected with all regions of Indore city.

 

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