India (MSAI) - SKNMC, Pune, Maharashtra
Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Internal Medicine, Ophthalmology, Paediatrics, General Surgery, Otorhinolaryngology, Orthopedics, Dermatology, Psychiatry, Pulmonary Medicine, Anesthesia, Radiology
June, August
Hostel Mess
Same as ECs for MSAI-India
Shreetoma Datta
Pune  is the second largest city in the Indian state of Maharashtra after Mumbai and the seventh most populous city in the country. Situated 560 metres (1,837 feet) above sea level on the Deccan plateau on the right bank of the Mutha river, Pune is the administrative headquarters of Pune district and was once the centre of power of the Maratha Empire established by Shivaji. In the 18th century, Pune was the political centre of the Indian subcontinent, as the seat of the Peshwas who were the prime ministers of the Maratha Empire.
Considered to be the cultural capital of Maharashtra, Pune is known as "Oxford of the East" due to the presence of several well-known educational institutions in the city. 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. Since the 1950s and 1960s, Pune has had a traditional old-economic base as most of the old industries continue to grow. The city is known for its manufacturing and automobile industries, as well as for research institutes of information technology (IT), education, management and training, which attracts students, and professionals from India, South East Asia, the Middle East and Africa. Several colleges in Pune have student-exchange programs with colleges in Europe. The game of Badminton was developed in Pune and the game's earlier name was Poona.
Smt. Kashibai Navale Medical College & General Hospital is located at Ambegaon, Narhe, Pune. It is founded by President Prof. M. N. Navale and named after the mother of Prof. M. N. Navale. In a very little course of time, this institution has achieved its reputation for academic performance & patient services, not only in Pune but all over Maharashtra. 
Hospital was started in 2006 with just 300 beds & expanded to 1094 bedded hospital currently with 840 teaching beds, 80 ICU beds,40 Casualty beds, 20 beds for Oral and Maxillofacial surgery,64 Day Care beds, 2 Pain Clinic and 48 Recovery beds in O.T. The medical college is started with intake of 100 students for MBBS course in September 2007. The intake capacity now has been increased to 150 students. Our MBBS degree is recognized by Medical Council of India and also by Ministry of Health and Family welfare, Government of India –New Delhi. The college is affiliated to Maharashtra University of Health Science, Nashik.

We have two hostels- The interns hostel and the students hostel. The boys and girls have separate hostels.

  • Parking for cars and motorcycles
  • Common Room with television
  • Common study room
  • Common mess & Canteen
  • 24 hour security
Each bedroom is shared by three students. Each student is provided with a bed, a mattress , a study table, a cupboard and a rack.

Each hostel has the following

1) On each floor, the hostel has a water cooler.

2) Reading Room

3) Warm Water (Solar) systems

4) Badminton


The hostel has a mess. Meal is served twice a day. Snacks and refreshments are available just outside the hospital at various eateries. The hospital premesis has a canteen for the staff, students and patients plus two food franchises namely :

  1. Cafe Coffee Day
  2. New Poona Bakery Café
Pune International Airport is an international Airport at Lohegaon, operated by the Airports Authority of India. It shares its runways with the neighbouring Indian Air Force base. In addition to domestic flights to all major Indian cities, this airport serves international direct flights to Dubai (operated by Air India Express) and to Frankfurt (operated by Lufthansa).

Local trains (EMUs) connect Pune to the industrial town of Pimpri-Chinchwad and the hill station of Lonavala, while daily express trains connect Pune to all major Indian cities. The Pune Railway Station is administered by the Pune Railway Division of the Central Railways. All the railway lines to Pune are broad gauge. The city also has a Motive power depot located at Ghorpadi. It is operated for Diesel Locomotives.

Road Transport
Pune is well-connected to other cities by Indian highways and state highways. National Highway 4 (NH 4) connects it to Mumbai, Bangalore and Kolhapur. NH 65 to Hyderabad, Suryapet, Vijayawada and NH 50 to Nashik. State highways connect it to Ahmednagar, Aurangabad, and Alandi. The Mumbai-Pune Expressway is India's first six-lane high-speed expressway, and it was built in 2002. This expressway has reduced travel time between Pune and Mumbai to almost two hours. A ring road is being planned for the convenience of heavy traffic. On the express highway only four wheelers are allowed, thus only private cars, buses and taxis can travel on this route. Pune is served by two intra-city highways: Old Pune-Mumbai Highway and Katraj-Dehu Road Bypass, a part of National Highway 4. The Nashik City-Pune Highway NH 50 will be part of the golden triangle (Nashik-Pune-Mumbai).

Bus Service
Public buses within the city and its suburbs are operated by the Pune Mahanagar Parivahan Mahamandal Limited (PMPML). The PMPML operates the Rainbow BRTS system, the first of its kind in India, in which dedicated bus lanes were supposed to allow buses to travel quickly through the city. In reality the project has turned out to be a failure, receiving little to no patronage from the local citizenry. Maharashtra State Road Transport Corporation runs buses from its main stations in Shivajinagar, Pune station, and Swargate to all major cities and towns in Maharashtra and neighbouring states. Private companies also run buses to major cities throughout India.

Taxi Service
The motorized three wheeler Autorickshaw is the most popular form of transport for intermediate public transport in the city. In recent years, since the advent of smart phones, App based services like Ola Cabs & Uber have started playing an important role in providing taxi service in Pune.
Depending on month of arrival, LC may organise a social program.

A lot of touristic attractions are present in and around the city. Some of them are listed below:

Sinhagad fort -Khadakwasla dam -Shaniwarwada -Agah Khan palace -Friendhip Garden -Rajiv Gandhi zoological park

Weekend activities would be trekking and hiking around nearby mountains. Nashik has become the country's wine capital with Sula being a brand of international fame. York, Soma, Vallonne are among the other famous vineyards here. These vineyards not only grow grapes but offer the connoisseurs, a tour through the wine making process, tasting, and fine dining with picturesque views..

  • Friends, relatives or pets will not be accepted. 
  • The exchangee is responsible for the damage or misuse of materials, rooms or any other item that is lent to him during his/her stay and practice. The exchangee will pay any incurred cost.
  • Clerkships are cancelled when the department receives claims from the hospital for behavioral and/or professional notices. Lodging and board are not guaranteed after this cancellation.