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.
Under the Companies Act of 1913, South Indian Bank was registered as a Private Limited Company and started operations on 29th January 1929 at Round South, Thrissur. South Indian Bank Limited is based at Thrissur in Kerala, India. It has 852 branches, four service branches,56 extension counters, and 20 Regional Offices spread across the states and union territories of India. Under Financial Inclusion till date, the bank has covered more than 100 villages and 15 urban centers and opened more than ten exclusive FLC Centres in the bank premises, which spreads across the states of Kerala, Andhra Pradesh, Tamil Nadu, and Chhattisgarh. SIB has appointed direct Business Correspondents in the allocated rural areas under the supervision of a team of officers in the FIP Cell - Head Office. Recently "KIOSK Banking Model" is introduced by the bank as Financial Inclusion Initiative in collaboration with Akshaya e-centres in Kerala state through the software service provider - M/s Tata Consultancy services. The kiosk is a kind of banking model for people who are living in areas where banking facilities are not available so that they can avail necessary banking facilities from a nearby service center or Business Correspondent Office without visiting a regular bank branch. Basic banking needs of the public like the opening of an account, deposit and withdrawal of cash, etc. can be availed from these common service center/BC Office.