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Amrita School of Business, Coimbatore (ASBC), students spent time in rural communities as part of their their Live-in-Labs® course curricula. The students spent time in Byse, an Amrita SeRVe village in Karnataka.

Byse is a small village in Hosanagara Taluk in Shimoga District of Karnataka State, India. The name of the city is derived from the term “Shivmoga.” According to the Shimoga City Municipal Corporation, the city has a total area of about 50 km(19 sq mi). The climate is tropical wet and summer average temperature 20–35 °C. The majority of the rainfall occurs between June and early October. Shimoga comes under Byse Panchayath. It belongs to Bangalore Division. It is located 63 km towards west from District headquarters Shivamogga, 342 KM from State capital Bangalore. Kannada is the language spoken by the villagers. Nearby railway station of Byse is Shimoga. People in Byse follows certain customs and beliefs. Chidambareshwara Devaru and Nethrabylu Choudi Devasthana Hindu shrines are located in Byse.The habitations that fall under the Byse Gram Panchayath include:

  • Baise
  • Konanahalli
  • Kardigere
  • Kuppaduru
  • Kannamane
  • Hokoppalau
  • Chikalli
  • Dhummadhagadde
  • Doddagundi

A majority of the persons living in Byse have involved themselves in agriculture and associated industries. The Byse is hope to people of different castes and creeds which rightly demonstrates the principles of ‘Unity in Diversity’. Byse village life is fully relied on agriculture and innate all over the land. The lifestyle maintained by the people of Byse villages as well as their working styles are as fascinating as the balance offered by the metropolitan city lifestyles. India is the country of villages; people of this nation majorly reside in the interior part of it that mainly comprises of villages or rural human settlements, it is estimated that about 68.84% of the Indian population staysin villages. It has been well said by M.K. Gandhi that “The soul of India lives in its villages”, most of these villages have their own temples, churches and mosques. Most of the villages in India are packed with greenery cattle around due to its dependence on agriculture for their living.

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