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This article is about the municipality in India. For its namesake district, see Mandya district.
PES College of Engineering, Mandya
PES College of Engineering, Mandya
Mandya is located in Karnataka
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
Region Bayaluseeme
District Mandya
 • Deputy Commissioner B.N Krishnaiah
Elevation 678 m (2,224 ft)
Population (2001)
 • Total 131,211
 • Official Kannada
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)
PIN 571401

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. First place to introduce Hydro - Electrical Power Supply In Karnataka. Pin code of Mandya is 571401.[1]


Although it is widely purported that the region is named after a sage called Maandavya, scholars and academicians dismiss that claim. It has been found in ancient inscription referring this region as 'Man-ta-ya' (ಮಂಟಯ), meaning a habitat preceding a civilization or roughly an ancient abode ("ಆವಾಸಸ್ಥಾನ, ಅತ್ಯಂತ ಪ್ರಾಚೀನವಾದ ನಾಗರೀಕತೆಗೂ ಮುನ್ನಿನ ಜನವಸತಿ ಎಂಬ ಅರ್ಥವಿದೆ". "ಸುವರ್ಣ ಮಂಡ್ಯ" ಪುಸ್ತಕದಿಂದ - ಸಂಪಾದಕರು ದೇ. ಜವರೇಗೌಡ (ದೇಜಗೌ)). Mandya is also called as The Land of Sugar and The Land of Rice. Mandya is a prominent agricultural district, formed in the year 1939. Blessed with the irrigation waters of river Cauvery and Hemavathi, half of the district's countryside is lush in various hues of green throughout the year. About half of the farm land in the district receives assured irrigation from the Krishna Raj Sagar (KRS) and the Hemavathi reservoirs.


Mandya is located at 12°31′N 76°54′E / 12.52°N 76.9°E / 12.52; 76.9.[2] It has an average elevation of 678 metres (2224 feet).


Ambarish is the incumbent MLA. Puttaraju is the present MP.


The Mysore Sugar Company Ltd. is located in the heart of Mandya City. It is one of the oldest sugar factories to be set up in Karnataka. It has a processing capacity of 5,000 tons of cane per day and was established in 1933-1934.[3]


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.

Irwin Canal Movement Irwin Canal Movement, popularly called the ‘Agrarian Revolution’ is one of the noteworthy progressive movements in the historical events of Mandya district. After the construction of the K.R.S Dam the Princely State of Mysore, had decided to impose new taxes on farmer’s community for the recovery of the Government contribution along with the interest to be paid for non-payment of the contribution amount. It was really Crucial time to the farmers of Mandya District , along with spending money for the conversion of their land to make suitable for Irrigation they had to pay the new taxes imposed by the government before getting the benefits of the irrigation facilities. Apart from this the Government was intended to implement the new Block system for the cultivation of crops as recommended by the agricultural scientist Lesley Colman, which was practically very difficult.

The leaders like Induvalu Honnaiah and Honagana Hall Puttana the problems of the farmers and they met Sri. H.K. Veeranna Gowda in his father-in-law’s residence narrating the difficulties the farmers has to face, if the new tax policy is imposed on them. In January 4, 1932 around 4000 farmers along with 100 Bullock Carts gathered in front of Attara Kacheri at Bangalore after their disciplined march starting from the village ‘Gejjalagere’ of Mandya district in the leadership of H.K. Veeranna Gowda. This disciplined and peaceful march very much impressed the then Dewan of Mysore and he assured the gathering near the Atthara Kacheri that the farmers have to pay the contribution amount in 10 annual installments without any interest, but if they failed to do so in a stipulated time, they have to pay the amount along with interest. This movement led to integration and awareness among the farmer’s community.(manju vhp mandya)


As of 2001 India census,[4] 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. In Mandya city, more than 99% of the population speaks Kannada.[citation needed]


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 college of Agriculture, V C Farm, Mandya is one of the best sub-campus under the University of Agricultural Sciences Bangalore, facilitating overall development of the students and make them technically sound and strong base for competitive examination.

The government of Karnataka has also started a Medical college in Mandya. It is called MIMS (Mandya Institute of Medical Sciences).

Carmel Convent, is one of the best schools in Mandya.

Keonics Computer Center, a Government of Karnataka organization is providing Computer Education for rural and unemployed youth at subsidised 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). Also Abhinava Bharathi Vidya Kendra (ABVK) founded by Sri Ananth Kumar Swamiji is known for providing quality education to the students of the city and surrounding villages. People's Education Trust is running a number of colleges in Mandya city for the benefit of local students and students from surrounding villages.-PESCollege of Science,Arts & Commerce(BA,BSc,BCom,BBM,MCom)PESPUCollege(Science,Arts&commerce)PESEvening College(BA)PESLaw College,shankara Gowda college of Education(BEd,MEd)etc.

Government College (Autonomous), Mandya is a premier institution and the oldest educational institution of Mandya. It was started as the Intermediate College in the year 1948. Later in the year 1970-71, degree courses were started under the affiliation of University of Mysore. In 1990.s it was bifurcated and called by the name "Government College for Boys". Later after getting autonomy, it again became co-education institution and is named as "Government College, Mandya" or "Government College (Autonomous), Mandya". This is the first government degree college in the Karnataka State to get autonomy from the University Grants Commission of India. It is imparting quality education to the youth and running BA, BSc, BCom, BBM, BCA courses in UG level and Master's degree programmes in Political Science, Physics, Computer Science, Mathematics and Commerce. In the year 200 it was accredited by NAAC with B+ grade and later in the year 2005, it has been re-accredited by NAAC with "A" grade. In the year 2014, with a Students strength of over 2800, it has applied for the up-gradation into the University status under the "RUSA" scheme of MHRD, Government of India. Website of the college is

Mandya City[edit]

  1. Annapoorneswari nagar
  2. Bandi Gowda Layout
  3. Gandhi Nagara
  4. Ashoka Nagara
  5. Arakeshwara Nagara
  6. Shankara Nagara
  7. Chamundeshwari Nagara
  8. Subash Nagara
  9. kallahalli
  10. Aanekere Beedhi
  11. Kuvempu Nagara
  12. Nehru Nagara
  13. Hosahalli
  14. Halahalli
  15. Vidya Nagara
  16. Swarnasandra
  17. Sugar Town
  18. SafdariyaBAD mohalla
  19. Acetate Town
  20. Vinayaka Nagara
  21. Guttal Colony
  22. Kabbanahally
  23. Marigowda Layout
  24. Vishweshwariah Nagar
  25. Udayagiri
  26. KEB colony
  27. Kaveri nagar
  28. Halahally kere
  29. Labour Colony

Notable people[edit]

Politics and Social Service[edit]

  • S M Krishna - Former External affairs minister of Govt of India, Former chief minister of Karnataka state & former Governor of Maharastra state.
  • Ambarish - Popular Kannada film Star, and a Member of Legislative Assembly, and a cabinet minister in present government
  • B.S.Yediyurappa- Karnataka's 25th chief minister,yediyurappa was born in Bookanakere, K.R.Pete taluk.
  • Dodde Gowda- (K R Pet)

G.Madegowda: (K.M.Doddi).

Art and literature[edit]


ShashiKumarDummasandra]-Org Sect for Janatha Dal(S)Youth Bangalore City and Film Director


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