Pondicherry is the capital the largest city of the Indian Union Territory of Puducherry. It is affectionately referred to as Pondy and "Pdy" in short. Its official name has become Puducherry since 2006, which means new town in Tamil. The city is divided into 42 wards for effective governance. The 1st to 10th wards are located in the north of the city. The Boulevard town has Wards 11?19. The remaining wards are situated in the southwest of the downtown. Pondicherry has been a colony of the Dutch, Portuguese, British and French. However, the French East India Company dominated over the area for a long time and the city is widely known as a French settlement. The economy of Pondicherry is dependent upon the cultivation of crops such as rice, pulses, coconuts, sugarcane and cotton. Being a seaside city, it is also known for its fisheries and seafood. Pondicherry is a popular tourist destination. The city has numerous colonial buildings, churches and temples, within the systematically planned French style avenues, that still retain a colonial aura and attract tourists. The Promenade Beach and Auroville make the city all the more famous. Students from all over the country enroll themselves at the reputed institutions such as the French Institute of Pondicherry and the Pondicherry University.
Corporation Bank was started about 111 years ago in 1906, with an initial capital amount of just Rs.5000/-. The bank has recorded Rs. 3,03,185 Crore mark in business, with more than 9900 service outlets across the nation, served by committed and dedicated over 19,000 Corp Bankers. The evidence of its growth can be seen in its financial performance and enviable track record. The prominent reason for bank celebration is empowering the rural and urban population together by being able to participate in nation building. Today, the Corporation Bank is the significant contributor to the growth of the countrys economy. After getting nationalized in 1980, the Corporation Bank evolved and adapted to the financial sector reforms. It became the Second Public Sector Bank in the country to enter capital market, the IPO of which was oversubscribed by more than thirteen times. The Bank took many initiatives in credit services such as Cash Management Services, m-Commerce, " Online " approvals for Educational loans, 100% CBS Compliance and more recently, the bank made an effort in taking the technology to remotest villages through low-cost branchless banking or Business Correspondent model.