The city of Alwar in the Indian state of Rajasthan is located within Indias National Capital Region. It functions as the administrative headquarters of the eponymous district in Rajasthan. It was formerly known as Ulwar. The city is a hub of tourism as it has several forts, lakes, heritage havelis as well as nature reserves in and around the city. Alwar houses Rajasthans very first private engineering college called the Institute of Engineering and Technology. The city is fairly rich in minerals. Traces of marble, granite, feldspar, dolomite, quartz, limestone, soapstone, barites, copper clay, copper ore and pyrophyllite are found in and around the city. Tourism fuels the economy of Alwar as the city is home to exotic locations of tourist interest. The Bhangarh Fort and the Sariska Tiger Reserve are major tourist attractions. Fairy Queen, Bala Qila, City Palace, Moosi Maharani ki Chhatri, Ashokas Buddhist stupa, Hill Fort Kesroli, etc are other dynamic places that attract tourists to Alwar.
Vaman Kudva, T M A Pai, Upendra Pai worked together to set up the Syndicate bank in 1925. As time passed, 20 banks joined with the Syndicate Bank Limited along with Southern India Apex Bank Limited and Maharashtra Apex Bank Limited. In 1964, the name of the bank was changed to Syndicate Bank Limited, and the corporate office was moved to Manipal. The bank extended its business not only on the national land but overseas too. It opened a branch in London and managed to incorporate Musandam Exchange Co. in Muscat and National Exchange Co. in Doha. At Hauz Khas, Delhi, it had opened its 1000th office in 1978. The bank has more than 3500 branches currently, and all offices are providing core banking-e-banking services under anywhere-anytime-anyhow banking mission. It has been conferred "Best Bank Award" by Sri Jairam Ramesh, Honble Minister for Rural Development, Government of India In the RSETI movement. The Bank had also been awarded by State forum of Bankers Club, Kerala, "Banking Excellence Award 2013" for being the second best public Bank in overall performance. During Synd LIC Saptah (2 to 7 December 2013), the Bank has been awarded for Record-Breaking Performance by marketing 15119 policies, during a week by Life Insurance Corporation of India.