About PUNE: Today, the city is one of the fastest growing metros in India and is already a hub for the automotive, information technology and engineering industries along with being a seat for quality education. And all this is in addition to it also being the cultural capital of Maharashtra. In fact, few other cities in India can match the dizzyingly different characteristics of Pune. While it is a cultural capital that witnesses a myriad range of activities in theatre, arts, music, cinema and so on, it is also known for its expertise in engineering and in particular, automotive manufacturing as it is base to some of the biggest OEMs such as Mercedes Benz, Volkswagen, General Motors, Bajaj Auto, Force Motors, etc. At the same time, this is the city where the biggest of the IT companies have put up their offices while the best of educational institutions attract students from across the world. Pune is the seventh-largest metropolis in India and the second-largest in the state of Maharashtra. It is also the administrative headquarters of Pune district and was once the centre of power of the Maratha Empire.