Kota is a south-eastern city in the Indian state of Rajasthan. It lies on the banks of River Chambal. It is the 3rd most populous city in Rajasthan and also the administrative headquarters of Kota district divided into 60 wards. This city is also known as the Education City of India as it is a major coaching hub for competitive examination preparations offered by plentiful engineering and medical coaching institutes located in the city. The city also hosts mainstream educational institutions and universities. The Rajasthan Technical University, University of Kota, Vardhaman Mahaveer Open University, Indian Institute of Information Technology Kota and University Engineering College further justify its name as the Education City of India. Kota is often referred to as the Industrial city of Rajasthan. Its main economic source is manufacturing industries like chemical, cotton and oilseed milling, textile weaving, engineering, distilling and dairy. Kota is known for its metal handicrafts. Crops like cotton, millet, wheat, coriander and oilseeds are cultivated in and around the city. Kota also has some amazing places to visit. The Chambal Garden, Kota Zoological Park, Seven Wonders Park, Chatra Vilas Garden, Kishore Sagar Lake, Agamgarh Gurudwara Sahib, Jag Mandir, Godavari Dham Temple, Rangbari Balaji Temple, Garadia Mahadev Temple, etc. are frequented by the natives as well as tourists.
In 1943, Rai Bahadur Lala Sohan Lal Ji, the first Chairman of OBC, founded it in Lahore. Within four years of its existence, the Oriental Bank of Commerce had to face Partition between India and Pakistan. The bank had to shut its branches in the newly formed Pakistan and move its registered office to Amritsar. The period of 1970-76 had been the most challenging phase in the history of the Bank. The OBC merged with Global Trust Bank (GTB) on 14 August 2004. The acquisition brought 103 branches with it, which increased OBCs branch number total to 1092. The bank presents a wide range of banking products and financial services such as deposit accounts, credit cards with a tie-up with SBI, Insurance products, ATMs, loans, debit cards, Internet banking, Self-banking halls, call center, mobile banking, etc. The Bank has introduced another peoples participation in the planning process at grass root level fundamentally to tackle the maladies of poverty. The Grameen Projects venture aimed to alleviate poverty while identifying the reasons responsible for the failure or success. The OBC has already introduced a GRAMEEN PROJECT in Dehradun District (UK) and Hanumangarh District in Rajasthan.