Indore is the largest city in Madhya Pradesh which is the most populous in the state too. In the central part of India, it has a pleasant climate with temperatures averaging 29°C all through the year with highland areas even cooler. It qualified for the first round of Smart Cities Mission and got selected amongst the first 20 cities to be developed as Smart Cities. Due to its good connectivity, it has been the hub of trade and commerce for western India. With the flourishing economy of Indore expanding in all directions, including both the age-old agro-industries and the modern corporate and IT companies, a number of engineering and management institutes have been established in Indore to meet the growing demand of professionals. After the start of IIT-Indore in 2009, Indore became the first city in India to have both an IIM and an IIT, two Institutes of National Importance. Joseph Radhik, an internationally acclaimed wedding photographer is one of the alumni of IIM-Indore.
Some of the other universities in Indore: