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AIR FORCE SERVICE SELECTION CENTRE- MYSORE, AFSB MYSORE, AFSB MYSURU, SSB MYSORE


History

2AFSB or Air Force Selection Board is located in CV Complex, Sidharth Nagar of Mysore.

The board conducts interview for entries of NDA, AFCAT, CDSE etc.

This board shortlists potential candidates having officers like qualities through a scientific testing procedure which extends for 5 days.

The board has all necessary facilities to provide a comfortable environment to the candidates during their stay at the Centre.

NOTE:

The city is priority center for afsb candidates due to its climate.




History of the city

Mysore was the capital of the Kingdom of Mysore until 1950, except in the 18th century when Haidar Ali and Tipu Sultan were the defacto rulers for a 40-year period.

Mysore state continued to be ruled by Maharaja H.H. Jaya Chamaraja Wadiyar till Mysore became part of Indian Republic on 26-1-1950.

Mysore city is the headquarters of Mysore District.

Mysore city is also known as the 'City of Palaces' and the 'Ivory City'.

The famous Chamundi Hill, which is mythological associated with the name of the city, is to its southeast.

Mysore was ruled by the demon-king Mahishasura, he was a buffalo-headed monster.




Facts about Mysuru

Mysore has one of the oldest libraries of India, known as the Oriental Research Institute. It is a strange and wonderfully preserved building. The present state Karnataka was known as Mysore till 1973.

Mysore is the second largest software exporter in Karnataka, next to Bangalore. Leading software companies such as Infosys and Wipro have established its major technical training centers.

Mysore will be the first Indian city to have a sky wheel. The sky wheel is said to give a panoramic view to the visitors of the city within 20km radius.

Modern education began in Mysore when a free English school was established in 1833. The first college to be set up for higher education was the Maharajas College, founded in 1864.

Mysore city was the first one to publish weekly newspapers in Kannada in 1859.

In 1935 M.V. Gopala Swamy started the first private radio broadcasting station of India in Mysore.


Reporting & connectivity for Mysuru

Complex, Sidharth Nagar PO, Mysore – 570011

Fax – 0821-2502836

Phone – 0821-2526621

Reporting Point – Pre-paid Auto Booth, Mysore Railway Station

Connectivity for Mysuru

Rail – Mysuru railway station

Airport – Bengaluru Airport

Road – Intercity bus connections from local cities.


Places of interest

Mysore Palace - The former residence of the royal family of Mysore, the Mysore Palace is an extremely breath-taking example of the Indo-Sarcenic style of architecture. It was built in the year 1912 for the 24th Ruler of the Wodeyar Dynasty.


Somanathapura Temple - The former residence of the royal family of Mysore, the Mysore Palace is an extremely breath-taking example of the Indo-Sarcenic style of architecture. It was built in the year 1912 for the 24th Ruler of the Wodeyar Dynasty.


Mysore Zoo - One of the best zoological gardens in India, it was established in the year 1892 by Maharaja Chamaraja Wodeyar for the royals and handed over to the Department of Parks and Gardens of the State Govt on attaining freedom.


Bonsai Garden - The Bonsai Garden of Mysore is home to over a 100 different varieties of Bonsai trees spread across a vast estate of about 4 acres. It is a part of the Avadoota Datta Peetham of the Sri Ganapathi Sachidananda Ashrama.


Karanji Lake – It is surrounded by a nature park comprising of a butterfly park and an aviary which is the biggest 'walk-through aviary' in India. Also, a museum named, the Regional Museum of Natural History is placed on the banks of this lake.


Jaganmohan Temple - The palace that housed the royals before the construction of The Mysore palace, this structure displays various paintings of the past kings of Mysore and is one of the oldest buildings in the city.

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