Vijayanagar is a neighbourhood in west Bangalore, India. It derives its name from the Vijayanagara empire that flourished in south India during 15th and 16th centuries. It is bound by Mysore Road and Magadi Road, with Chord Road cutting through. People started dwelling in this locality from late 1964s to be exact. It has a sizable middle class population.Its usually called Binny Layout,because in early 1960's this place was made a township especially for the workers of Binny Mills(Build by British)building standing tall till now. Early inhabitants were employees of organizations such as BCC (now known as BBMP), BHEL, KIMCO, and AMCO, which are located on Mysore Road.
Maruti Mandir,The New Cambridge High School, Shani Mahatma temple, Kodandaramaswamy temple, Shiva Ganapati temple, Adichunchunagiri temple are some of the prominent temples in this area. It also has Siddaganga & Adichunchanagiri Hostels. Vijayanagar is close proximity to [ [Rashtreeya Vidyalaya College of Engineering|RV Engineering College]], PES Institute of Technology, the Bangalore University and the National Law School of India University. Vijayanagar East is popularly known as RPC Layout (Railway Parallel Colony Layout), since this layout is along the railway track. It has been recently renamed as Hampi Nagar. Hampi was the capital of the Vijayanagar Empire.
Chandra Layout is the fastest growing localities of Vijayanagar, which houses some of the prominent people of Bangalore. Vijayanagar houses a large Public Library, which is one of the largest in Karnataka. Vijayanagar also boasts of a unique Karnataka Haridasa Scientific Research Centre housed in the spacious Vijaya Ranga building. KHSRC has two units, "The Structural school of Fine Arts", training individuals of all age group in fine arts and performing arts like dramatics, bharatanatya, painting, odissi, western dance, guitar, veena, violin, guitar, flute, tabla, karate, yoga etc. The other unit is the Institute for Educational Research and Development dealing with research along Prof. H.R Bharadwaj's Structural Method, which is an alternative methodology and framework for facts. Many other institutes offer training in the fine arts, classical and western music and sports too. Aiplex Software has its headquarters in Vijayanagar.