Kharagpur is an industrial city in the Indian state of West Bengal. It is located in the Paschim Medinipur district of the state. It is a densely populated, multi-cultural and cosmopolitan city. The first Indian Institutes of Technology (IIT Kharagpur), was founded in this region in May 1950. Kharagpur is known for hosting one of the largest railway workshops in the country. The Kharagpur railway station is a busy and important railway junction and it has the 3rd longest railway platform in the world, stretching for more than 1 kilometer. The city received its name from king Kharga Malla of Mallabhum when he had conquered it. Kharagpur Municipality oversees the administration and the civic affairs in the city. The city has around 3 lakh residents. Bengali is the most commonly spoken language in the area, although many residents speak in Hindi, Telugu, Odia and Punjabi. This city has one of the largest industrial setups in the state. The good connectivity via rail and road ensures availability of labor and raw materials. Many large industrial plants belonging to important establishments like Tata, Siemens, ISD Cement, Godrej, Century Extrusions, Humboldt Wedag, Bengal Energy, Ramco Cements, etc are located in and around Kharagpur. The town has many small rice mills and iron rolling mills. An IT Park is under construction in the city.
On 19 July 1969, The GoI nationalized the UCO Bank. The overseas operations of the nationalized UCO bank continued in London, Singapore, and Hong Kong. The Malaysian law forbids the foreign government ownership in banks of Malaysia. Therefore, UCO Bank, Indian Overseas Bank, and Indian Bank contributed in operating a new joint-venture bank, known as United Asian Bank incorporated in Malaysia, with each of the three parent banks owning one-third of the shares. The bank has a regional presence of 3,078 branches and 2564 ATMs with a prospective growth in the number of branches as well as ATMs. The logo of UCO bank includes a pair of clasped hands covered by an octagonal structure. It has been colored blue since the organizations inception is to represent the national responsibility of the bank. The background of the logo is yellow from the beginning. The motto of the UCO Bank is "Honours your Trust". The significant competitors of the bank have always been the State Bank of India, HDFC Bank, ICICI Bank, Axis Bank, Punjab National Bank, Bank of Baroda and the Bank of India. The economic liberalization may bring foreign banks, which could make the inter-bank competition intense for commercial and well-to-do retail customers.