The city of Ahmedabad is full of paradoxes- be it its colourful history dotted with conquests by the Mughals, the Marathas and the British on one hand and its association with the modern-day messiah of peace and non violence, Mahatma Gandhi on the other; or the cheerful co-existence of the new with the old, the city is a virtual kaleidoscope of colour, language, festivals and cultures.
The city of Ahmedabad is today one of India's most important seats of learning. It's well known for the sheer number of institutions that are located here, as also the high quality of the education that they dispense.
A few of the renowned institutions located in this city are:
Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad (IIM-A)
National Institute of Design (NID)
Centre for Environmental Planning and Technology (CEPT)
Nirma Institute of Management (NIM)
Entrepreneurship Development Institute, India (EDII)
Dhirubhai Ambani Institute of Information and Communication Technology (DA-IICT)
Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO)
Physical Research Laboratory (PRL)
Ahmedabad Textile Industry Research Association (ATIRA)
Darpana Academy of Performing Arts (which houses Ahmedabad's most famous amphitheatre, Natarani)
Centre for Environmental Education (CEE).
India's seventh largest city, Ahmedabad is well-connected with the rest of the country via large air, rail and road networks. All major domestic airlines fly to and from the city, connecting it to other important cities of the country. It also has an international airport with connections to various cities in the Gulf, Asia, Europe and the USA.
Bustling and yet serene, the city of Ahmedabad is an ideal place to embark on a journey of knowledge for any student.
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