Famous Buildings in Pune

Most of the buildings in  Pune are famous for its British architecture. Film and Television Institute of India, Pune University Building and NDA are some of the buildings worth a visit.

The Film and Television Institute of India (FTII)


Film and Television Institute of India, PuneEstablished in the year 1960, FTII was formerly known as Prabhat Studios. However, it was renamed as FTII in 1971. It is an independent body that functions under the Ministry of Information and Broadcasting, Government of India. It is also a member of CILECT which is an international association of film schools. FTII provides practical and intensive courses to artists who are interested to make film making as their career.

The academic council of FTII is chosen by a governing council, which is the apex body of the institute. Currently, Mr Saeed Mirza is the chairman of governing council and Mr D J Narain is the director of FTII. Some of the famous personalities who have served as governing council chairman are Shyam Benegal, Mrinal Sen, Mahesh Bhatt, Girish Karnad and Vinod Khanna.

FTII offers many post graduate diploma and certificate courses in various fields of cinema and television such as direction, acting, cinematography, sound recording and design, editing, acting, art and production design, screenplay writing etc. The infrastructure of FTII is at par with international film institutes. It has two studio floors dedicated to film and television each. It also has a multimedia library, book, film and video library, film screens and sports facilities. Over the past few years, FTII has garnered attention from film fraternity and movie lovers due to the annual film festival that it hosts every year in Pune.


Address:
Law College Road
Erandwana
Pune - 411004

Phone:
020 2543 1817


Pune University Building


Pune University – One of the famous buildings in PuneThe site of the Pune University, the stately mansion at Ganeshkhind, was the official residence of the Governor of Mumbai during the monsoon season. A large building in Italian-Gothic style built with the local grey trap rock, it is surrounded by a high square tower (30 meters high), has a swimming pool and well kept lawns.

Established in 1948, Pune University is the oldest educational institute in the city. It is spread over an area of more than 400 acres with a huge campus for students. It offers various educational courses to students who are interested to study here. Every year, it attracts thousands of students from Maharashtra and other states. There are many colleges and other educational institutes which have their affiliation with Pune University.
The architecture of the building is a major tourist attractions and often frequented by visitors on a daily basis.

The university is open from 10.25 a.m. to 6.00 p.m. There is a lunch break from 1.45 p.m. to 2.15 p.m. All the administrative offices are closed on 1st and 3rd Saturday and public holidays.

Address:
University of Pune,
Ganeshkhind,
Pune-411007

Telephone:
020- 25601099/25696061/25690062/25696064/ 25696065


National Defense Academy


NDA PuneThe National Defense Academy is a premier Inter Service training institution where officers of the Armed Forces are trained. It is located in Khadakwasala, just 17 km from Pune. It is the only academy in the world where all three forces are trained together which is symbolized by the Sudan Block, a dome shaped structure made with a combination of pink Jodhpur stone and grey Chinchwas stone.

Just in front of Sudan Block, there is a 30 feet high Ashoka Pillar, an adaptation of the one at Sarnath. On the west side of Sudan Block, you will find Hut of Remembrance built in the memory of all those NDA alumni who sacrificed their lives for the country. The Habibullah Hall is a huge auditorium with two storeys and can accommodate upto 1700 people. Various internal events of NDA are held here.

The NDA museum is the largest inter service museum of India. It has more than 1600 splendid exhibits from different walks of NDA.  The institute also boasts of a massive library names after T N Vyas who served as principal of NDA for 15 years. The Khetarpal parade ground will take your breath away with its sheer size and dimension. Bombay Stadium is the name given to NDA stadium in honour of the earstwhile Bombay state which gifted Khadakwasla land to NDA. In the north east of Khadakwasla lake, there is Peacock Bay which is used for water based training of NDA cadres. A few other prominent places to see in NDA are Rakesh Sharma Block, Manoj Pandey Block, Officers Mess, Equitation Lines, Squadron Building, Social Science Block, Pashan Gate and Gole Market. The panoramic view in and around the academy attracts tourists from all over the country. However, a prior permission is required to visit the place.

Yoga Institute

One of the huge building of PuneThe ‘Ramamani Iyengar Memorial Yoga Institute’ (RIMYI), following the teachings of Mr B K S Iyengar is an internationally reputed yoga institution in Pune. B K S Iyengar is a legendary figure in the field of yoga. He was introduced to yoga at a very young age of 16 and since then there was no looking back. His hard work, strict practice and deep knowledge on the subject led to the development of his personal style yoga, which is today known as Iyengar Yoga.

There are various institutions under his name in the country. The RIMYI was constructed in the memory of Smt Ramamani Iyengar, the wife of B K S Iyengar. The RIMYI building is an innovative construction in itself because it is designed to represent yoga. It has three floors, each of them representing body, mind and soul. Similarly, the height of the building is restricted to 71 feet and 8 columns to symbolize eight limbs of Ashtanga Yoga.

The institute offers various short term and long term courses in yoga. If you visit the insides of RIMYI, you will get to see the information on life and history of B K S Iyengar, awards and recognition granted to the institute and a huge library with about 8000 titles in different languages.

Address:
1107 B/1 Hare Krishna Mandir Roa
Model Colony
Shivaji Nagar
Pune - 411 016

Telephone:
+91-20-2565 6134

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