—  neighbourhood  —
Location of Melvisharam
in Tamil Nadu and India
Coordinates 12°56′00″N 79°17′00″E / 12.9333°N 79.2833°E / 12.9333; 79.2833Coordinates: 12°56′00″N 79°17′00″E / 12.9333°N 79.2833°E / 12.9333; 79.2833
Country India
State Tamil Nadu
District(s) Vellore
Subdistrict(s) Walajah
Mayor P. Karthikeyan
Parliamentary constituency Arakonam
Assembly constituency Ranipet
Civic agency Vellore Corporation
Population 36,675 (2001)
Time zone IST (UTC+05:30)


175.86 metres (577.0 ft)


Melvisharam, (Tamil: மேல்விஷாரம்) (Urdu: ميل وشارم ) is a part of Vellore city in the Indian state of Tamil Nadu. It is 7 kilometres from Ranipet, 5 km from historic town of Arcot and 17 km from Vellore city center.

The Municipality of Melvisharam was constituted in the year 1951 as 1st Grade Town Panchayat and was subsequently upgraded as IIIrd Grade Municipality from 1.10.2004. Later, the municipality was merged with Vellore Corporation in August 2008. The town has 21 Municipal wards.

The seasonal river Palar flows on the north side of the town.



As of 2001 India census[1], Melvisharam had a population of 36,767 (2001). Males constitute 50% of the population and females 50%. Melvisharam has an average literacy rate of 65%, higher than the national average of 59.5%:

Majority of the population follows Islam and Urdu is most spoken language. Tamil retains the official language and English is widely used and understood by the locals.

Majority of the population of Melvisharam are employed in local tanneries and leather goods manufacturing companies.


Almost whole of the Melvisharam consists of flat terrain. The general slope is towards south east and the small streams that rise in Vellore hills situated in the west eventually fall into Palar river . The topography of Melvisharam town in plain and is situated at an altitude of 175.86 metres above mean sea level. The wind direction is predominant towards south west in the whole of the year. However, during summer it is from south west to north east.


The taluk has fairly healthy climate. The study area has distinctly high temperature in hot months and cold weather is for a short duration.

The climatic seasons are generally classified as follows:

  • Cold season from November to January with a mean maximum and minimum temperature of 29 C and 18.4 C respectively.
  • Warm season from February to March and from July to October with a mean maximum and minimum temperature of 35 C and 19 C respectively.
  • Hot season from April to June with a mean maximum and minimum temperature of 38.5 C and 24 C respectively.

The main maximum temperature during summer normal occurs in the month of May while the minimum temperature in winter occurs in January.

The north –east monsoon gives most of the rains. The average rainfall for a year is found to be 996.76 mm. The maximum rainfall occurs during the month of September and October due to north-east monsoon.

Population growth

The town has seen a steady growth in population from 13,491 in 1961 to 36,767 in 2001.


Melvisharam offers good education facilities and one of the best[peacock term] in Vellore District. C.Abdul Hakeem College of Engineering and Technology (CAHCET) is the best technical institution in the district[peacock term] affiliated to Anna University, Chennai. CAHCET is accredited by NBA and ISO certified institution. Other includes:

Engineering Colleges

  • C.Abdul Hakeem College of Engineering and Technology [1]
  • Global Engineering College

Arts and Science Colleges

  • C.Abdul Hakeem College of Arts and Science
  • M.M.E.S College of Arts and Science for Women

Arabic Colleges

  • Madarsa-e-Miftah-ul-Uloom
  • Madarsa-e-Mombul Hasnath
  • Madarsa-e-Mazhar-ul-Huda


  • Islamiah Higher Secondary School for Boys
  • Islamiah Higher Secondary School for Girls
  • K.H. Matriculation and Higher Secondary School
  • Hakeem Nursery and Matriculation School
  • Islamiah Elementary School
  • Falah-ul-Muslmeen (FM) Elementary School
  • Khair-e-Jariya Primary School
  • Anjuman-e-Mohidual Islam Orphanage School
  • Madarsa-e-Niswan
  • Royal Nursery
  • Crescent Nursery
  • Citizen Nursery
  • Shyami Nursery

NGO / Service Organizations

  • Crescent Welfare Association
  • Islamiah Welfare Association
  • National Welfare Association
  • Quami Bait-ul-mall
  • Iqwan Welfare Association

The town has medical facilities. Apollo KH hospital (KH Group in collaboration with Apollo Hospitals) is the largest hospital in the town; it was started in the year 2003. Prior to this, most people visited CMC, Vellore for their medical needs. The state run General hospital offers 24 hours service related to labor delivery.

During 2006 DMK regime, the municipality of Melvisharam has upgraded the drainage systems. Almost all the streets of the town are laid with either cement road or tar road.

The eye-catching Masjid-e-Khizar's minaret is 175 ft (53 m) high. Other landmarks includes Puliyamaram, Dargah, Kathivadi, Government Hospital, Koltemedu.


Mohammed Jaan is the sitting MLA from ADMK. J. Jagathratchagan is the sitting Member of Parliament, DMK. Melvisharam is part of Ranipet Assembly Constituency. Ranipet assembly constituency is part of Arakkonam (Lok Sabha constituency).[2]


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