New Pune office for Oxford Brookes University opens

Friday, 22 October 2021

Students in the Pune office

Oxford Brookes University has opened a new office in the city of Pune, furthering its commitment to supporting students from India who wish to study in Oxford, UK. It is the second Oxford Brookes University office to open in India, and there are currently over 750 students from India studying with the University in the UK.

The new office is led by Head of Global Recruitment for South Asia, Gaurav Sharma, who graduated from Oxford Brookes University with an MBA in 2006. 

Mr Sharma said: “Known as the ‘Oxford of the East’, Pune is a perfect place for Oxford Brookes University to expand its presence in India. With fast-growing industries in the region such as engineering, automotive and information technology, I know that many young people in the area will want to gain the accolade of an Oxford Brookes University degree and use this to advance their career. 

Rakshit Karwasra, Global Recruitment Officer who is based in the Pune Office, added: “Oxford is truly a great place to live and study, and I look forward to welcoming more students to Oxford Brookes from our new Pune location.”

The new office in Pune will help potential students with applications, compliance interviews, and pre-departure briefings before they start university in the UK. With an office already in Chandigarh, the additional presence in Pune is a development which reflects the increasing demand for places at Oxford Brookes University.


Shirish Potu is working towards an MSc in Motorsport Engineering. He said: “When I started trying to contact universities...the Brookes India Office really reached out and I had several appointments. It felt nice to be able to talk so freely with a university; something that I did not find in any other place. So then, Brookes became natural.” 


Oxford Brookes University is a modern, forward thinking institution rooted in and connected to a city with a rich history of culture and learning.  The University itself is one of the world’s top universities in 13 subject areas, with 94% of its research internationally recognised.


For more information visit https://www.brookes.ac.uk/india/