Administration of Mangalore

Traditionally, Mangalore served as a very important port for the state of Karnataka because of its ties with Persian Gulf that date back to the 14th century. Mangalore has a very strategic location and it is only because of this reason that it was occupied by several colonial rulers and dynasties in the past. The most famous clans that had ruled Mangalore in the past were the Portuguese in the 16th century, Hyder Ali and his son Tipu Sultan in the 18th century and the Britishers who later took over Mangalore after defeating Tipu Sultan at Srirangapatnam. During the reign of the rulers of Mysore in Mangalore, the city developed as a major ship building base.

There can be absolutely no doubt in the fact that Mangalore ranks amongst some of the rapidly developing cities throughout India. Many domestic as well as multi-national corporations are found opening their important branches and centers in Mangalore. Massive development projects are also being brought into Mangalore by several reputed builders. The retail sector of Mangalore is also found to be growing very rapidly because of the establishment of several shopping complexes and malls. Some of the world’s leading IT companies have located their offices in Mangalore creating huge scopes of employment and even investment for the people of Mangalore.

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Infosys Technologies possesses its two centers of Development in the city and both the centers employ more than 3000 people. Mphasis is also a multi-national company that has got its India Training Center based very close to Mangalore Club. Karnataka Bank and Corporation Bank have headquarters located within Mangalore while the headquarter of Syndicate Bank in at Manipal. Other industries located in Mangalore are MCF, BASF, MRPL, KIOCL and Ultratech Cement Plant.

Mangalore is also popularly called the ‘Cradle of Education’ because of the fact that it possesses 16 Engineering Colleges out of which Nitk at Suratkal ranks first among all Engineering Colleges in India and MIT at Manipal ranks second. Apart from these engineering colleges, Mangalore also comprises of 3 Dental, 6 Medical, 11 Physiotherapy, 58 Graduation, 12 MBA and 8 Hotel Management Colleges. Mangalore is a perfect blend of new and old.

Mangalore City Corporation

Mangalore City Corporation is basically the municipal corporation that is in charge of several infrastructural and civic assets owned by the city. The municipal limits of the city begin with the seashore in the west to Vamanjor located in the east and from Mukka located in the northern side of the city to the bridge of the Netravati River located in the southern side of the city. The council of the Mangalore City Corporation is comprised of 60 representatives who have been elected and they are called corporators. These corporators have been elected from all the sixty wards or localities of the city. The council elections are held every five years and the results are decided by means of the votes of the localites of Mangalore. One popular corporator from the party who wins by majority votes is selected as the Mayor of the city. Mangalore City Corporation has its headquarters at Lalbagh and the sub-offices of the Mangalore City Corporations are located at Bikarnakatta and Suratkal. According to the report that was submitted in 2001, the total area covered by the Mangalore Municipal Corporation was 73.71 square kilometers.

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The headquarters of the Mangalore City Corporation located at Lalbagh. Before the revision of the legislative and the Lok Sabha constituencies that came into effect by Delimitation commission, the contribution of Mangalore in the Lok Sabha was two members. One from the southern part of Mangalore that was under Mangalore Lok Sabha Constituency and the other member was from the northern part of Mangalore that was under the Udupi Lok Sabha Constituency. Three members were sent from Mangalore to the Karnataka State Legislative Assembly respectively. But after the revision, the whole of Mangalore Taluk at present falls under Dakshina Kannada Lok Sabha Constituency and because of this there is just a solo Member of Parliament contributed by Mangalore.

The liability of taking care of law and order in Mangalore is vested on The Dakshina Kannada Police. The Commissioner of Police acts as the Head of the Police Department at Dakshina Kannada. Mangalore is the headquarters of Western Range Police that cover the western districts of the state of Karnataka. The Western Range Police Department is headed by Inspector general of Police. The entire city of Mangalore is considered to be very safe and secure for the people who live in the city because of the amazing administrative services provided by the Government of Karnataka. The crime rate of the city is quite low and it is live example of the various effective steps that have been taken to set up the administrative juncture of the city.

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    Raghavendra from Mangalore 90 Days ago

    NITK Surathkal is at 21st rank not 1st rank

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    gopikrishnan r from calicut, kerala 385 Days ago

    How was the administration of Mangalore done or executed before the formation of MMC? I mean during late 60s and 1970s?

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    Nandan m Sherlekar from Mangalore 510 Days ago

    Mangalore airport road the four lane ends few mtrs before the bridge .Reason city limit ends and its a state highway !!!!! Different dept .Railways have constructed new second bridge maintaining bottle neck of two lanes !!! We call Mlore smart city .No planning at all by corporation or city admin.

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    Firoz Dawoodbhai from Falnir Mangalore 592 Days ago

    Wish to contact the Chief Operation Corporation officer or the Mayor.Ho w can I contact please adviceThank you

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