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Pune, formerly spelt Poona, is the second-largest city in the state of Maharashtra, The city has emerged as a major educational hub in recent decades, with nearly half of the total international students in the country studying in Pune. Average literacy rate of Pune district is 86.15 per cent. Male literacy rate in Pune district of Maharashtra is 90.84 per cent. Female literacy rate in Pune district of Maharashtra is 81.05 per cent.
In 2018-19, Udayan Care entered into an agreement with Cotiviti, a leading healthcare information company, to support 50 girls, and with their support, decided to set up Udayan Shalini Fellowships Programme in Pune. USF is supporting 108 young girls in the second batch.