Kuppam

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Kuppam
Census Town
Kuppam is located in Andhra Pradesh
Kuppam
Kuppam
Location in Andhra Pradesh, India
Coordinates: 12°45′N 78°22′E / 12.75°N 78.37°E / 12.75; 78.37Coordinates: 12°45′N 78°22′E / 12.75°N 78.37°E / 12.75; 78.37
CountryIndia
StateAndhra Pradesh
DistrictChittoor
MandalKuppam
Area[1]
 • Total3.10 km2 (1.20 sq mi)
Elevation667 m (2,188 ft)
Population (2011)
 • Total21,963
 • Density7,100/km2 (18,000/sq mi)
Languages
 • OfficialTelugu
Time zoneUTC+5:30 (IST)
PIN517425
Telephone code+91–8570
Vehicle registrationAP-03

Kuppam is a census town in Chittoor district of the Indian state of Andhra Pradesh located 100 kilometers South-East of Bengaluru and 250 kilometers West of Chennai . It is the mandal headquarters of Kuppam mandal in Madanapalle revenue division.[2]

Demographics[edit]

As of 2011 census of India, Kuppam had a population of 21,963. The total population constitute, 11,091 males and 10,872 females —a sex ratio of 980 females per 1000 males. 2,551 children are in the age group of 0–6 years, of which 1,340 are boys and 1,211 are girls. The average literacy rate stands at 83.62% with 16,232 literates, significantly higher than the state average of 67.41%.[1][3] Telugu is the official and widely spoken language in the town.

Industry[edit]

Kuppam is known for its granite quarries and a granite variety, Kuppam Green, is named after the town[citation needed]

Kuppam has the presence of Sapa Extrusion India Pvt Ltd. Sapa is the World leader in aluminium extrusions headquartered in Oslo, Norway.[4]

Transport[edit]

Kuppam is well connected by road and rail. Kuppam is serviced by state corporation APSRTC and bus services run by neighboring state corporations viz. Tamil Nadu Transport Corporation and Karnataka State Transportation. Chennai to Bangalore railway line passes through Kuppam, and is the only railway station in the route in Andhra Pradesh. Kuppam is well connected by train services from Chennai and Bangalore.

Politics[edit]

Kuppam constituency mandals

Kuppam is an assembly constituency in Andhra Pradesh. There are 1,61,872 registered voters in Kuppam constituency as of 1999. The following are the elected members from Kuppam over the years.[5]

Education[edit]

The primary and secondary school education is imparted by government, aided and private schools, under the School Education Department of the state.[6][7] The medium of instruction followed by different schools are English, Telugu.

Kuppam is also a Private Educational hub consists of any private colleges and schools.

Some of the institutions are :

Medicine :

For Medical studies Kuppam has well known PES Institute of Medical science and Research. Hundreds of MBBS, MD students pass out every year.

Engineering :

For Engineering Kuppam provides AICTE Approved Kuppam Engineering College which is well equipped.

Degree and PG :

For Degree Kuppam has lot of institutions which are affiliated to sri venkateswara university.

They are:

  1. Kuppam Degree/PG College
  2. IRM Degree/PG College
  3. Vikas Degree College
  4. MFC Degree College
  5. Dravidian University for PG Studies like M.com, MSC, MA Etc.,

Polytechnic :

For polytechnic education, Kuppam has two colleges:

They are :

  1. Kuppam Polytechnic College
  2. Dr. YC James Polytechnic College

Management Studies:

For Management Studies Kuppam Engineering College Provides different types of MBA

Schools :

There are Many Number of schools in Kuppam providing quality education.

They are :

  1. Saraswathi English Medium High School
  2. Vijayavani English Medium High School
  3. Kuppam Public School
  4. Montfort centenary English Medium High School
  5. Taylor High School
  6. Vinayaka High School
  7. Vignan High School
  8. Vikas High School
  9. Vidyanikethan High School
  10. Narayana High School
  11. Govt Boys High School
  12. Girls High School
  13. R.Pet High School
  14. A.P. Model High School
  15. MFC Govt School

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "District Census Handbook - Chittoor" (PDF). Census of India. pp. 19–21, 58. Retrieved 4 November 2015.
  2. ^ "Chittoor District Mandals" (PDF). Census of India. pp. 503, 520–521. Retrieved 19 June 2015.
  3. ^ "Literacy of AP (Census 2011)" (PDF). Official Portal of Andhra Pradesh Government. p. 43. Retrieved 5 September 2014.
  4. ^ "Sapa Extrusion India Private Ltd". sapagroup.com.
  5. ^ http://www.eci.gov.in/ElectionAnalysis/AE/S01/partycomp142.htm
  6. ^ "School Education Department" (PDF). School Education Department, Government of Andhra Pradesh. Archived from the original (PDF) on 21 October 2016. Retrieved 7 November 2016.
  7. ^ "The Department of School Education - Official AP State Government Portal | AP State Portal". www.ap.gov.in. Archived from the original on 7 November 2016. Retrieved 7 November 2016.

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