Rawalpindi also famous as Pindi; is a city in the Pothohar region of Pakistan near the country’s capital city of Islamabad, in Punjab province. This city is the fourth largest city of the Pakistan. In 1950s, Rawalpindi was smaller than Hyderabad and Multan, but the city’s economy customary increase during the construction of Islamabad (1959–1969). Rawalpindi is considered as the northernmost part of the Punjab province, to North West of Lahore. It has the position of administrative seat of the Rawalpindi District. The total area of the city is about 108.8 square kilometers. Rawalpindi is the military headquarters of the Pakistani Armed Forces.
Rawalpindi has the second highest literacy rates in the country. It’s about 80% and considered second only to the capital, Islamabad’s 87%. People of Rawalpindi can easily communicate in Urdu, and a major portion also understands and speaks English very well. Potohari is also the ordinary local language; however other Punjabi languages such as Hindko, Saraiki, Pahari and Dhani are also understood quite well.
Education in Rawalpindi has a plural rule. The children’s of army officers mostly goes for study abroad and there is also a high business class who wished to send their children’s for foreign studies. There is also a network of universities which provides various programs leading to graduate and advanced studies. Rawalpindi has both public and private educational institutions. Utmost educational institutes are gender based, from school to university level.
Most of the students aimed to continue their studies in foreign institutes. A network of consultant is available for those students who want to go abroad for study purpose. Consultants also present their services to students in the shape of education expos, education exhibitions, seminars and students sessions. In these types of students get proper guidance & information related to study abroad.