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Students Coming from Tamil Nadu to Bangalore

Among the best places to study in India, Bangalore certainly ranks number one. It is because, when people think of higher education, job opportunities are the first thing that comes to their mind. In that sector, Bangalore has produced the highest number of professionals in the USA. Almost 60% of the Indian population abroad is from Bangalore. Due to this recognition of colleges and universities of Karnataka all over the world, many students come to the state to pursue higher education. 

The curriculum is highly impressive, and the courses offered are industry-oriented and designed by experts. The colleges and institutions aim to help their students stay ahead of others by constantly updating them about the industry trends. 

Students from Tamil Nadu:

Tamil Nadu is ranked as the 14th most literate state in India. The state has seen an upward trend with the literacy rate as it increased from 73.45% in 2001 to 80.09% in 2011. Out of which, male literacy stands at 86.77 % while female literacy is at 73.44 %.

The state is one of the most populous states in India. In 2005, Tamil Nadu was the 7th largest economy in India. The growing demands for skilled labour in the state have increased the number of educational institutions in Tamil Nadu. 

Tamil Nadu is one of the states in India that is offering some of the best educational institutes in India. Given below is the list of reputed universities in Tamil Nadu: 

  • The Central University of Tamil Nadu
  • Indian Institute of Technology, Madras
  • Indian Institute of Management, Tiruchirappalli
  • Tamil Nadu National Law School
  • Institute of Mathematical Sciences, VIT University
Why Bangalore for Tamil students?

Tamilians move to Bangalore in a hope for better standards of living. According to the 1991 census report, there were 21% of people who were speaking Tamil as their mother tongue. The number has increased to 2 million as of the 2011 census report. 

The cities of Tamil Nadu like Salem, Dharmapuri, Tirupattur, Vaniyavadi, Krishnagiri, and Hosur are closer to Bangalore than the state capital Chennai. The students from Tamil Nadu prefer Bangalore, Karnataka over cities in their own state because:

  • Tamil Nadu has more deemed to be Private Universities, whereas Karnataka has more State Public and Private universities 
  • Karnataka has 1069 more colleges than Tamil Nadu, with a total of 3429, whereas the latter has only 2360 colleges. 
  • There are more nursing, pharmacy, physiotherapy, commerce, hotel and tourism management, law, dental and ayurvedic colleges.
  • Unconventional subjects like Sanskrit, social work, sports, yoga, physical education, etc. are more in Karnataka. 
Universities and Colleges in Bangalore:

Students must have a clear idea of what career they want to pursue and which course they want to study. It will help them to have a clear goal in mind. As a result, they will be able to choose the best college for themselves among hundreds of colleges in Bangalore. 

A list of best colleges and universities in Bangalore is as follows:

Top Engineering Colleges in Bangalore:

  • Ramaiah Institute of Technology 
  • R V College of Engineering 
  • International Institute of Information Technology 
  • New Horizon College of Engineering
  • BMS College of Engineering 

Top Medical Colleges in Bangalore:

  • Bangalore Medical College and Research Institute
  • Ramaiah Medical College
  • Kempegowda Institute of Medical Sciences 
  • Dr. B.R. Ambedkar Medical College
  • St John's Medical College

Top Degree Colleges in Bangalore:

  • Presidency College 
  • Jain University
  • Christ University
  • Mount Carmel College 
  • Maharani Lakshmi Ammanni College for Women 

Top Fashion Designing Colleges in Bangalore:

  • National Institute of Fashion Technology
  • JD Institute of Fashion Technology
  • Army Institute of Fashion and Design
  • T. John College 

Being the neighbourhood state, Bangalore is well-connected to the main cities of Tamil Nadu. It is 346 km if someone is travelling by bus, 342 km by trains, and 284 km by flight. However, the cheapest and most convenient mode of travel from any of the main cities of Tamil Nadu to Bangalore would be by bus. The central bus depot, Kempegowda Bus Station is in the middle of the city, where you would find comfortable and frequent bus service available round the clock. 

However, if you are staying near any of the main railway stations like Yesvantpur Junction, Krishnarajapurm, Bangalore Cy Junction, Bangalore Cant., Kengeri, Whitefield, etc. there are many trains like Shatabdi Express, Lalbagh Express, Chennai Mail, Ernakulam Express, Trivandrum Express, etc. from various cities of Tamil Nadu to Bangalore.

Distance between Bangalore and Tamil Nadu:

Aerial Distance
284 km
Rail Distance
342 km
Road Distance
346 km

Trains from various cities of Tamil Nadu to Bangalore:

Number of daily trains
Number of weekly trains
362 KM
432 KM
218 KM
152 KM
156 KM
430 KM

For students who are coming to Bangalore from Tamil Nadu for the first time, finding the right food joint is not very difficult. Given below is a list of places in Bangalore that serve the food of Tamil Nadu:

  • Shree Krishna Cafe
  • The Chennai Express
  • Mahalakshmi Tiffin Room
  • Brahmin's Tatte Idli
  • Muruga Bhavan
  • Mylapore Cafe
  • Iyer Mess

The above places serve authentic dosas, idlis, idiyappam, Pongal, and many more.  Iyer mess is best if one is looking for the best Tamil style home food. 

Hotel and Accommodation:

Searching for hotels isn't a big hassle for anyone in the city of Bangalore. It is because Bangalore has many hotels in each area. Moreover, the availability of hotel booking apps enables one to find the best deals at affordable prices. 

Moreover, the city also has many PGs that serve Tamil style food. In those PGs, one can easily find people from different parts of Tamil Nadu. Therefore, Tamil students who stay in those PGs won't feel far from home.

For a Tamil student travelling to Bangalore for the first time, Bangalore Tamil Sangam in Annaswamy Mudaliar Road, Ulsoor is the best association that provides help. The association is almost 70 years old and provides the best guidance to a Tamilian who is planning to stay in Bangalore for the first time. It is also better for students to visit the association if they are feeling homesick. 

Tamil Community in Bangalore:

According to a news article on Indian Express, it was found that out of 1.67 lakh voters in Shivajinagar, 92,000 are the Tamil speaking population. Not just that, it was also found that in the Bangalore Central Lok Sabha constituents, there are about 5.5 lakh Tamil voters. However, the statistics are almost 4-5 years old, and within this span of time, the numbers may have increased. 

The oldest Tamil community in Bangalore, Bangalore Tamil Sangam is almost 70 years old. It has been operating in Bangalore since 1950. The community has been promoting the Tamil language in Bangalore. They also conduct Kannada classes and Tamil classes at their centre. There are also music, dance, instrumental music, yoga, and karate classes at their centre. The associate also has a library that has over 40,000 books in various departments in Tamil, English, and Kannada. 

Major Attraction in the City:

Bangalore is also known as the city of gardens and lakes. Even after the IT boom in India, when half the IT population moved to the city, it still has a park in every neighbourhood. Kannadigas and people who are moving to the city every day take enough initiative to keep Bangalore a clean and green city. Therefore, there are many places which one can go to if they want to escape the traffic and breathe in some fresh air. They are as follows:

Cubbon Park:

It is a park with 100 acres of land covered with plants and trees that one may not have heard before. It is the green lung in the heart of the city. It has a library, museums, a tennis academy, a toy train, an aquarium, statues, pavilions, and so much more.  Probably, it is the only park to have a busy road cutting through it. It is also a jogger’s paradise in the morning and evenings. Spring season is the best time to visit the park as one can witness some lovely, colourful trees in full bloom. 


Only 342.5 km away from Bangalore, Hampi is an ancient village in northern Karnataka, India. It was one of the richest and largest cities in the world in the past when it was at its prime. Hampi was the capital of the Vijayanagar Empire. It has been declared as a UNESCO World Heritage Sites for its group of monuments and ruins of houses, ponds, ancient markets, etc. Walking on the ruins of a once-powerful city is the perfect way to spend a weekend. 


Around 352 km away from Bangalore, Mangalore is one of the most prominent cities in South Karnataka. It has tourists coming from all over the world. Mangalore, which is ranked as the 8th cleanest city of India, has some of the cleanest and scenic beaches. It’s an enriching experience to visit the pristine beaches in Mangalore.  

Top companies in Bangalore:

The city of Bangalore has a place for every field and profession that one could imagine. Moreover, with the help of the top colleges and universities in Bangalore, students can easily get placed in a company of their choice. It enables them to build a career at an early age and save the time required for job hunting. 

Top IT companies in Bangalore:

  • Amazon India 
  • Morgan Stanley
  • Yahoo
  • Flipkart
  • eBay

Top Biotech Companies in Bangalore:

  • Metahelix Life Sciences
  • E2E Biotech Private Limited
  • Stellixir Biotech
  • Novozymes

Top Marketing Agencies in Bangalore:

  • Lamppost Media Private Limited
  • Digimark Agency
  • Digital Corsel
  • Vistas
  • Number

The city is many more companies for students who want to enter a different field, profession, or niche. As a result, students who complete their education in Bangalore can easily grab job opportunities through campus placements. They can also build a great network that will provide them with a great number of opportunities.

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