Vadodara is more popularly known by its earlier name Baroda. It is an important city in Gujarat. Vadodara stands third among the largest cities in Gujarat, closely following Ahmedabad and Surat. It is known for its rich cultural heritage, and hence the city has earned the name of the ?Sanskrit Nagar? or the ?Kala Nagari? (City of Arts). After the Mughals were expelled by the Marathas from Gujarat, their local lieutenants known as the Gaekwad clan settled down in Vadodara. The descendants of the royal family still remain in this city in the famous Lakshmi Vilas Palace. Fertilizers, medicines, compounds, fisheries, dairy, fiber weaves and machine gears contribute to this citys economy. Crops like rice, wheat, grams, sugarcane, yellow peas and yarn are harvested in Vadodara. The city is located on the banks of the Vishwamitri river. Vadodara experiences a semi-arid climate, with dry summers and winters and humid monsoon days. Many large-scale and heavy industries can be found in this city. Units of Indian Oil Corporation (IOCL), Indian Petrochemicals Corporation Limited (IPCL), Gujarat State Fertilizers & Chemicals (GSFC), Oil and Natural Gas Corporation (or ONGC), Gujarat Alkalis and Chemicals Limited (GACL) and Gas Authority of India Limited (GAIL) are to be found in and around the city. There are numerous educational institutions in Vadodara including the largest university in Gujarat - Maharaja Sayajirao University of Baroda.
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.