Don’t compromise on your higher studies by being overly concerned with proximity of your college to your home. Perhaps there is a college very near to your home or in a convenient bus route, but does not have the course that you want to study, then don’t compromise and choose a course that you are not interested in simply for the sake of convenience. On the other hand, if you find the perfect course that fits your skill-set and passion in a college that is far from your home, do go for it. In this day and age, it is not too difficult to arrange for transportation, there are also very good and safe hostels for students to stay and study so that they can be nearer to the college. If your home is near an engineering college which does not offer Mechanical Engineering, something that you are interested in, then don’t choose an alternative simply because it is the nearest college. Usually you find better options in cities. For instance, almost all engineering colleges in Coimbatore, Mangalore, Chennai and Bangalore will have all the prominent courses with reasonable fee structures.