|• Type||Municipal Of GHMC|
|Elevation||522 m (1,713 ft)|
Patancheru, also known as Patan Cheruvu, was an industrial zone located about 32 km from the city centre on the Hyderabad-Sholapur highway, and around 18 km from HITEC City. Earlier, it was the headquarters of Bidar and Gulshanabad revenue divisions.M Shankar Yadav is the newly elected Corporator for Patancheru Divsion and MLA is Gudem Mahipal Reddy. It has a number of temples built between 12th and 15th centuries. Patancheru is home to ICRISAT. The area is also home to a large number of pharmaceutical manufacturers, which has resulted in local river water being the most drug polluted water in the world.
Patancheru is located at  It has an average elevation of 522 metres (1712 feet). Saki Lake is situated very close to the Patancheru Bus Terminus..
As of 2001[update] India census, Patancheru had a population of 40,332. Males constitute 53% of the population and females 47%. Patancheru has an average literacy rate of 66%, higher than the national average of 59.5%: male literacy is 73%, and female literacy is 57%. In Patancheru, 14% of the population is under 6 years of age.
There are a number of educational institutions in Patancheru, including the following:
- GITAM University Hyderabad Campus
- TRR College of Engineering ( INOLE, Patancheru )
- St. Stanley College of Engg & Technology
- Ellenki Institute of Engineering and Technology
- Turbomachinery Institute of Technology & Sciences
- Maheshwara Engineering College
- Maheshwara Institute Of Technology
- St. Joseph's High School
Patancheru is the major Industrial hub of Telangana. Major industries like Asian Paints, Aurobindo Pharma, Fenner, Pennar Kirby Building Systems, Rotec Transmissions and Sandvik (MNC) are located in this area. It received a major boost when Indira Gandhi served as the MP of Medak constituency, when she started the Industrial park in Patancheru.
The highest level of drug pollution in water was found in Pantacheru in 2009. Researchers found measurable quantities of 21 different manufactured drugs in the water. The pollution results from waste water dumped into the river by the over 90 local pharmaceutical manufacturers. Recently as of 2016 the pollution is so high that ground water has become sticky and completely unusable for domestic usage.
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- Falling Rain Genomics, Inc – Patancheru
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