(Kannada:ಕೊಳ್ಳೇಗಾಲ) is one of the major taluks
in the Chamrajnagar District
of Karnataka State
in the south of India
. Kollegal is well known for its silk
industry which attracts traders from all over the state.
Prior to Indian Independence,and till 1956 Kollegal taluk was part of Coimbatore district of the Madras Presidency
. After Independence, it was switched to Karnataka primarily for linguistic reasons. Kollegal is the name derived from the names of two hermits namely 'Kauhala' and 'Galava' who were believed to be instrumental to the development of the place.
This city is famous for its handloom silk saree industry. This city is also called "silk city".Kollegal is one of the larger taluks in Karnataka and was previously the largest. Plans are underway to divide Kollegal taluk with Hanur
as the capital of the new taluk in the Chamrajnagar District. This separation has been ongoing for years but without becoming entirely effective yet. The population of Kollegal city in 2005 has been estimated as 52,000. Kollegal serves as a centre for Pre-University education in the region. Well known schools in Kollegal are Lions High School, Sree Vasavi Vidya Kendra, St. Francis Assisi, Seventh Day Adventist,MGSV(Mudigundam Gurukaar Subappa Veerappa). Mahadeshwara degree college is an addition to the education arena.Even though it an old institution it is not preferred for University education offlate .It has lost... Read More