Barasat is a neighborhood in Kolkata, situated in the Indian state of West Bengal. It functions as the headquarters of the North 24 Parganas district as well as the Barasat Sadar subdivision. Known for its strategic location at a railway and road junction, Barasat is a regional transportation hub. Several important roads, including National Highway 12, National Highway 112 pass through the town. During the Mughal period, Sankar Chakraborty (who was a commander of the king of Jessore in Bangladesh) came to Barasat and established himself. During the British era, the officials of the East India Company made Barasat a weekend retreat by constructing houses with gardens. Warren Hastings had built his villa in the heart of the region. The place was known for its indigo cultivation and thus contributed largely to the economy of the state. The city is located in the Gangetic plain. Today, the fertile land of the area ensures the cultivation of crops like rice, legumes, potatoes, sugarcane and coconuts. Prestigious academic institutes such as West Bengal State University, Barasat Government College, Brainware University, Adamas University, etc. are located in Barasat. The city has many Ashramas dedicated to different saints and gurus for the Hindu devotees.
The Corporation Bank is a public-sector banking company based in Mangalore, India, owned by the Government of India. It has a pan-Indian presence. Across the country, the Corporation bank has 3,040 ATMs, 2,440 fully automated CBS branches, and 4,724 branchless banking units. On November 14th, the Corporation Bank told about raising an amount of Rs 500 crore of the Basel III-compliant Tier-II Bonds (Series1). The Corporation Bank launched its RuPay Select and RuPay Platinum credit cards, on 2 December 2017. At all 80,000-plus e-commerce merchants in India, ICS Partner acceptance points (POS, e-commerce merchants), and RuPay-enabled 1.5 million-plus PoS terminals globally, RuPay credit cards are accepted. The Corporation Bank was found on 12 March 1906 by Khan Bahadur Haji Abdullah and Haji Kasim Saheb Bahadur in Temple Town of Udipi to help the common man by saving them from money lenders seizing. Mr. Jai Kumar Garg is the MD and CEO of Corporation Bank. The Corporation Bank offers banking and transactional products for retailers and Corporates such as Consumer banking, Asset management, credit cards, savings, securities, mortgage loans, private equity, wealth management, etc. The bank had 19,569 employees as of 2016 and revenue of Rs 2.9 billion US$.