The two neighboring cities of Hubli (or Hubballi in the local language) and Dharwad in the South Indian state of Karnataka were merged in 1961 to form the twin city of Hubli-Dharwad. The name "Hubballi" literally translates to "flowering creeper" in Kannada. The word "Dharwad" refers to a place of rest during long travel or a small habitation. While Hubli acts as the commercial center and business hub, Dharwad situated around 20 kilometers away is the administrative headquarter of the twin city. This city is the second largest in the state after the capital city of Bangalore. As history reveals, the area had been ruled by the famous Vijayanagara dynasty and later by the Mughals, the Nawabs, the Marathas as well as the Peshwas. Hubli, being the commercial hub, houses numerous of small and medium industries. The area is known for mining manganese ore and granite as well as for the agricultural production of cotton, groundnut and oilseeds. The twin cities are also adept at manufacture of textiles from the cultivated cotton. The green and scenic city of Dharwad, apart from housing the citys administrative departments, is also a seat of learning. Prestigious and renowned educational institutions like Karnataka Institute of Medical Sciences (KIMS), Karnataka State Law University, The District Institute of Education and Training, University of Agricultural Sciences, etc. An IIT has also been recently established at Dharwad.
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$.