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For the taluka of the same name, see Kamptee taluka. For the village in Katol taluka, see Kamthi, Katol.
Kamptee is located in Maharashtra
Location in Maharashtra, India
Coordinates: 21°14′00″N 79°12′00″E / 21.2333°N 79.2°E / 21.2333; 79.2Coordinates: 21°14′00″N 79°12′00″E / 21.2333°N 79.2°E / 21.2333; 79.2
Country  India
State Maharashtra
District Nagpur
Elevation 269 m (883 ft)
Population (2011)
 • Total 136,124
 • Official Marathi
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)
PIN 441001/441002
Telephone code +91-7109
Vehicle registration MH 40 And MH 31

Kamptee(Marathi: कामठी) is a city and a municipal council in Nagpur district in the Indian state of Maharashtra. It is the administrative center for Kamptee taluka. It is below the confluence of the Kanhan River with the rivers Pench and Kolar.


Map of Nagpur district showing location of Kamptee.

Kamptee was founded in 1821 when the British established a military cantonment on the banks of the Kanhan River. Kamptee was previously named Camp-T for its geographical shape.[citation needed] The town quickly became an important center for trade, but trade dwindled with the arrival of the railway in the late 19th century to Nagpur.


Kamptee is located at latitude 21°223' North, longitude 79°2' West. According to the 2001 census, it has an area of 40,706 hectares. National Highway No.7 passes through it. There are three bridges over the Kanhan river. One is a railway bridge, and the other, older bridge, is a road N.H.7 and a newer one small road that goes to Old Kamptee. There is one big water filter plant which supplies water to the larger area of Nagpur city.



Buddhists, Hindus, Muslims, Christians, and Sikhs are well represented in Kampthi, with Buddhist, Hindus and Muslims being the majority. The religions are well represented with the NCI's Christ Church. There are nearly 40 mosques. There is the famous temple Ram-Mandir built in the 19th century. There is a Roman Catholic establishment of the Order of St. Francis de Sales, with a church and convent, several mosques, the Badi Masjid mosque being 130 years old and the Kolsatal Mosque being 100 years old and also more than 100 years old Shia Haidry Jama Masjid And Maula Ali (a.s) Dargah which is located in Husainabad. The Buddhists have the Dragon Palace Temple, symbol of world peace, built in 1999. Around 1,000,000 Buddhist people from all over the world gather at Dragon Palace once in a year.[citation needed]there is also a jain temple in kamptee which is arourd 1000 yr old which is full of sculpture and carving it is depicting ramyan and mahabharat .There is a very old church at cantonment area build in 1820 Immaculate Conception Church which is the oldest church in central India. There are many Christians family located around the Church.

Railway Station[edit]

Kamptee situated on the Mumbai hawrah railway track.

Education and Sport[edit]

There are ninety-four Anganwadi pre-primary schools, eighty government aided primary schools, and only one government funded high school. There are two tertiary colleges in Kamptee; the Seth Kesrimal Porwal College, established in 1965 with faculties of science, commerce and the arts, and the Smt Kishoritai Bhoyar College of Pharmacy. Also the Kamptee Polytechnic, which is situated behind the railway station. Kamptee has one of the biggest schools in the region Kendriya Vidyalaya Kamptee which caters mainly defence kids but civilian kids are also allowed. This school is famous for its academic and extra curricular activities.

Kamptee has produced lot of Poets, Authors & scholars, in all the three main languages (Hindi, Marathi & Urdu). Mainly Urdu has produced lot of world class figure in the field of Shayeri.

Kamptee has a primary school in cantonment area named Cantonment Board Hindi Primary School. Which is a central government school. Providing good quality of education to children who can afford school fees.

Also in the cantonment area, there is a school named "School of Home Science", which was previously run by Shri Ramkrishna Samskriti Peeth, founded by Late Shri B.N. Sen & operated by Shri B.T. Adwani. The school has now been handed over to Ramkrishna Sarada Mission.

Kamptee also has a well recognised school named St. Joseph Convent, with actors like Sahabaz Khan as alumni. Kamptee also has the Rabbani High School and Junior College situated near Imli Bagh which had produced great like Dr.Kahlilullah, Dr.Sadique Ali, Engineer, Gauhar Ali Aslam. It has produced the politician like Shameem Faizee. It has now started computer certificate courses. St. Joseph convent is 156 years old institution. Kamptee also has the Indira High school and junior college founded by Late Shri Arjunlal Kastry.

MSBVEE, an autonomous body governed by the Maharashtra State Government, provides courses in Vocational Education in various streams. In a recently passed Government Regulation,(G.R. No. VOC-2012/591), Maharashtra Government recognizes MSBVE Certification as Equivalent of HSC and as “Alternate Qualification” to the ITI Courses. This will make the students doing the MSBVE class XII at par with other students of HSC to take admission to Graduation / Degree courses for any University in India and abroad.

In a 2nd government regulation, (G.R. No. VOC-2012/697). Maharashtra government has changed the certificate program from MSBVE to "MSBVEE Diploma" Rabbani ITI & Junior College is the first institute from Kamptee to be recognised by MSBVEE for running this course in the streams of 1. Mechanical Engineering 2. Electrician 3. Mechanic Motor Vehicle

This city also has a well recognised computer education center named Maxim computers near durga chowk has affiliated to many reputed organisation and Pronet near Phool Oli Masjid.

This city is having Football Fever and known to be as a Nursery of Football and largely recognized as a Football City in all parts of India. This City has produced lot of National and International Footballer, lot of Players from Kamptee represented India, Maharashtra & in all leading professional clubs of India.

Kamptee is having lot of Football Clubs prominent amongs are Rabbani Club, Young Iqbal Sporting Club & Nagpur FC representing Super Division of Nagpur District and Iqbal Club, Ansar Club and Eleven Star is representing in Senior Division. More than 50% of Footballer in Nagpur District is from Kamptee.


Kamptee has now well developed in medical field. The most experienced Doctors being Dr. Roy,Dr. H T Dipani, Dr. Shyam Laddah, Dr. Vijay Hiranwar, Dr. Rajendra Agarwal, and Dr. Tajpuriya (All more than 30 Years of experience).There are ten big hospitals with more than 15 beds. Three government hospitals, one general Sub District hospital (50 bedded), one Military hospital and one Cantonment General hospital. Apart from Allopathic system of Medicine, Doctors of other system of medicine are also present. Late Dr. Moreshwar Dange was one of pioneer doctor in Homoeopathic system of medicine. Presently Homoeopathic Doctors are also successfully serving in Kamptee are Dr. Rajan Kalpande, Dr. Surendra Wankhede, Dr. Vivek Chandnani, Dr. Mahesh Mahajan are prominent amongst Homoeopathic Doctors. While city has many Ayurvedic and Unani Doctors, Late Hakim Noor Mohammad considered to be pioneer in Unani Medicine in Kamptee. There is one well equipped Diagnostic Point run by local M.D.(Pathology)& D.M.R.D. Radiologist having most advanced instruments in pathology,X-ray, Colour Doppler and Sonography. in the medical doctor is Dr Mohmmmed khaleelullah one of India's heart especialist is from kamptee

Military History[edit]

The 'raison d'être' for Kamptee, the military cantonment, is still operational. Kamptee Cantonment houses the Officers Training Academy for National Cadets Corps, which is the only one of its kind. It is also the home of one of the oldest and most respected regiments in the Indian Army, the Brigade of the Guards. Guards are the only group in the Indian Army which have won two PVC (Param Veer Chakra), the highest gallantry awarded to soldiers for war time operations. There are other important units also such as the Institute of Military Law and a well equipped military hospital to care for the health of the soldiers. Army Postal Service centre is also operational in the cantonment since 1948, to provide training to personnel of Dept of Post who volunteers them selves for Army. APS celebrated its 7th reunion on 19 Jan 2014. Maj Gen AK shori presided over the function


As of 2001 India census,[1] Kamptee had a population of 98,340. Males constitute 51% of the population and females 49%. Kamptee has an average literacy rate of 76%, higher than the national average of 59.5%: male literacy is 81%, and female literacy is 72%. In Kamptee, 13% of the population is under 6 years of age.



  1. http://www.fallingrain.com/world/IN/16/Kamthi.html
  1. ^ "Census of India 2001: Data from the 2001 Census, including cities, villages and towns (Provisional)". Census Commission of India. Archived from the original on 2004-06-16. Retrieved 2008-11-01.