Hosur is a city in Krishnagiri District in the Indian state of Tamil Nadu. It is located about 165 kilometres, in northwest of Salem , 40 kilometres southwest of Bangalore and about 308 kilometres southwest of the state capital, Chennai. Hosur is the 17th largest city in Tamil Nadu by population (4,94000 - 2020 census) and covers 957.76 sq. km.

Coordinates of Hosur are 12.7409°N and 77.8253°E, at an average elevation of 880 m (2890 ft). Govt. I.T.I., Hosur, is a pioneer in technical education established in 1962. Till date, large number of students have been successfully trained and placed in various industries across the country and abroad. We are providing education with an integrated approach of teaching and live exposure to practical applicability through training in industrial environment.


In the 10th century, Hosur was known as Chevidapadi, and in the 13th century, Hosur was known as Murasunadu, from 16th century onwards, it is been called as Hosur. The Chandrachoodeshwara Swamy Temple, an 11th-century temple, has inscriptions that tell about the contributions made by Rajendra Chola. Hoysalas ruled Hosur around 1200 CE after the decline of the Chola Empire and contributed to the temple. Then it came under Vijayanagara Samrajyam. Later, Hosur was part of Mysore Province until 1799. When Tipu Sultan lost the third Anglo-Mysore war, he handed over the southern part of the Mysore kingdom as a partial settlement to the English government.