Welcome to Davangere District
Davanagere was famous for textiles, with the DCM [Davanagere Cotton Mills] brand being famous in India. Davanagere was a major cotton textile exporter during the 1960's till the 80s. But most of the mills were shut down during the 90s and currently the major agro-industrial activity around Davanagere revolves around rice and sugarcane, with a number of sugar mills in and around this area.
Davanagere is known for its higher educational institutes, most of which are run by the Bapuji Educational Association & other institutions. Davanagere has two Dental colleges, three engineering colleges, two medical colleges, one ayurvedic medical college, a fashion design college and a number of other colleges offering courses in arts, commerce and science. The student population is made up of people from different cities and states in India.