Previously known as Mysore state, it was ruled by the Wodeyars

The district comprises 7 administrative divisions – Mysuru - known as a Mahishapur derived from a demon's name, Tirumakudalu Narasipura, Nanjangud, Heggadadevanakote, Hunsur, Piriyapatna and Krishnarajanagara  

Major producer of pulses, cotton and tobacco  

Prosperous district based on the development and utilization of irrigation facilities and abundance of forest wealth

Rich in resources such as Limestone, Graphite, Quartz, Magnesite and  Dolomite

Second largest software exporter of Karnataka
One of the best investment destinations due to proximity and connectivity to Bengaluru and nearby areas
Thrust of IT policy and Electronic system design & Manufacturing to deveopment of IT & ESDM in mysuru city

Mysuru on map of Karnataka

32,55,516 Lakhs

Total district GDP (INR)


Contribution to state GDDP


District per capita income (INR)


Area: 6,307 sq km

Rivers: Cauvery and Kabini

Population: 30.01 lakhs

Population density: 476 persons per sq km


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University and Higher Education


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Agri and Food Processing

Presence of Karnataka State Warehouse Corporation Agricultural Produce Market Committees (APMCs) Vision to expand horticulture production, hence, opportunities to integrate the value chain Value Added Product based industries is high Around 3663 Food & Intoxicants Small Scale Industrial (SSI) Units registered with District Industrial Centre

Artisans, Textiles & Garments

Proposed Textile Park in Mysuru district by Government of Karnataka Presence of Silk cluster in Mysuru Nearly 14 readymade garment and 16 textile factories with more than 13,918 employees Presence of Artisan clusters Earthier Ware/Pottery, Metal Ware, Wood carving and Inlay, etc.

IT/ITES, Automobile & Engineering

Presence of Global Education Centre by Infosys Limited Thrust of i4 Policy and Electronic System Design and Manufacturing (ESDM) Policy to develop IT and ESDM companies in Tier II & III cities including Mysuru Approximately 113 Engineering factories providing employment to 17,853 people Presence of 100 automobile SSIs catering needs of big market players in the region

Industrial Profile

Six industrial estates

Eight  industrial areas

Presence of  Silk cluster  in Mysuru

Proposed  Textile Park  in Mysuru district

Presence of Global Education Centre by Infosys Limited

Sunrise Sectors


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