ಮಂಡ್ಯ - Mandya
—  city  —
ಮಂಡ್ಯ - Mandya
Location of ಮಂಡ್ಯ - Mandya
in Karnataka and India
Coordinates 12°31′N 76°54′E / 12.52°N 76.9°E / 12.52; 76.9Coordinates: 12°31′N 76°54′E / 12.52°N 76.9°E / 12.52; 76.9
Country India
State Karnataka
District(s) Mandya
Deputy Commissioner Dr. PC Jaffer IAS
Population 131,211 (2001)
Time zone IST (UTC+05:30)


678 metres (2,224 ft)

Mandya (Kannada: ಮಂಡ್ಯ) is a city in the state of Karnataka, India. It is the headquarters of Mandya district and is located 40 km from Mysore and 100 km from Bangalore.



It is believed that the city is named after a sage called Maandavya. Hence it is also called Maandavya Nagara.[citation needed]


Mandya is located at 12°31′N 76°54′E / 12.52°N 76.9°E / 12.52; 76.9.[1] It has an average elevation of 678 metres (2224 feet).


Mandya is well known for its Politics. The community has a say in the workings of all major political parties. Mandya is also referred to as 'Sakkare Nagara' (Sugar City)


The Mysore Sugar Company Ltd. is located in the heart of Mandya City. It is one of the oldest sugar factories to be setup in Karnataka. It has a processing capacity of 5,000 tons of cane per day and was established 1933-1934.[2]


Mandya District is one of the most agriculturally prosperous districts in Karnataka. But before this, Mandya was termed as a desert and with the advent of irrigation from the K.R. Sagar reservoir (During 1930’s by Sir M. Visweswaraiah), there was substantially marked transformation in cropping pattern, composition of crops, better grown yield level, ultimately leading to better economic conditions of the people.


As of 2001 India census,[3] Mandya had a population of 131,211. Males constitute 51% of the population and females 49%. Mandya has an average literacy rate of 73%, higher than the national average of 59.5%: male literacy is 77%, and female literacy is 68%. In Mandya, 11% of the population is under 6 years of age. The language of 99% of the people Mandya is Kannada.


Peoples Education Society College of Engineering(popularly known as PESCE), located in Mandya, is one of the top engineering college in the state. PET Indoor stadium for shuttle Badminton [International tournaments are held several times], Swimming pool, Cricket Stadium [Ranji tournament is played here] shows the encouragement toward sports.

The government of Karnataka has also started a Medical college in Mandya. Its called MIMS [Mandya Institute of Medical Sciences].

Keonics Computer Center a Government of Karnataka organization is providing Computer Education for rural and unemployed youth at lower price. Bharathi Education Society was established in the 1970s for providing education to the rural students. Mandya Institute of Medical Sciences is one of the top govt medical colleges of karnataka. The Adi Chunchanagiri Shikshana Trust(R), which is one of the largest educational institute of Karnataka, giving quality education to rural people is from mandya dist., having one medical college(AIMS) and one engineering college (BGSIT) in Mandya dist(B G nagar) .

Neighbourhoods of Mandya City

  1. Bandi Gowda Layout
  2. Gandhi Nagara
  3. Ashoka Nagara
  4. Arakeshwara Nagara
  5. Shankara Nagara
  6. Chamundeshwari Nagara
  7. Subash Nagara
  8. kallahalli
  9. Aanekere Beedhi
  10. Kuvempu Nagara
  11. Nehru Nagara
  12. Hosahalli
  13. Haalalli
  14. Vidya Nagara
  15. Swarnasandra
  16. Sugar Town
  17. SafdariyaBAD mohalla
  18. Acetate Town
  19. Vinayaka Nagara
  20. Guttal Colony
  21. Marigowda Badavane
  22. Vishweshwariah Nagar
  23. Udayagiri
  24. Gowdahalli
  25. Vinobha Road
  26. KEB colony

Notable people

  • Ambarish - Popular Kannada film Star, and a Member of Parliament.
  • S M Krishna - External affairs minister of Govt of India,Former chief minister of Karnataka state & former Governor of Maharastra state.
  • B. M. Srikantaiah - Influential author, writer and translator of Kannada literature
  • A N Murthy Rao - Author and translator.
  • Nagathihalli Chandrashekhar - Kannada film director.
  • Divya Spandana - Popular South Indian film actress popularly know by the name Ramya.
  • M.N.Singaramma Dr. - Writer of Philosophical Books in Kannada, Tamil and Hindi
  • Sridhar Rangayan - Filmmaker - Director / Writer of internationally acclaimed films
  • K. S. Narasimhaswamy - The Creator of famous love poem book Mysoora Mallige
  • B.S.Yediyurappa- Karnataka's 25th chief minister,yadiyurappa born in Bookanakere, K.R.pete taluk


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