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.
the Syndicate Bank was established by Upendra Pai, T M A Pai, and Vaman Kudva. The bank was popular as Canara Industrial and Banking Syndicate Limited at the time of its establishment. The Syndicate bank was nationalized by the Government of India On 19 July 1969, along with 13 major commercial banks of India. It is based in the university town of Manipal, India. The business of the bank started with a capital of 8000 rupees. In 1925, the first office of the bank began its business at Udupi in Dakshin Kannada district, Karnataka, India. Its membership as a clearinghouse was secured at Mumbai by 1937. The main objective of the bank was to provide the financial assistance to the local weavers. Initially, through its agents, the bank collected as low as two annas from the doorsteps of the depositors daily. Pigmy Deposit Scheme is the same kind of system, wherein the agents of the bank come doorsteps to collect the deposit, and it is still prevailing in India. The Bank has its branches in the multiple states and union territories in India. Syndicate Nitte School of Banking (SNSB) is a joint venture between the Syndicate Bank and Nitte Educational International Pvt. Ltd. (NEIL). It operates one center each at Mangalore and Greater Noida.