The literacy rate in the state of Maharashtra is 82.91%. The male literacy rate is 89.82% and female literacy rate is 75.48%. These figures are as per statistics of Census 2011. Maharashtra is essentially educational hub and Pune is regarded as one of the main destinations for education. Students from other states and also from other countries flock to this city for pursuing a career in their own chosen field.
Other cities in Maharashtra that are known for having a sound educational base include Ahmednagar, Kolhapur, Aurangabad, Nagpur, and Mumbai.