Aligarh, a city in the North Indian state of Uttar Pradesh, was earlier known as Allygurh & Koil. The city is around 150 kilometers away from New Delhi. One of the largest cities in UP, Aligarh is well-known for the Aligarh Muslim University. The city is administered by its municipal corporation known as Nagar Nigam Aligarh. It is divided into five tehsils which are further divided into 12 blocks. The city is an agricultural trade center and the economy is fuelled by the processing and manufacturing of agricultural products. It is also a world-renowned business center for locks which are exported worldwide. The city is also known for its hardware and sculptures made of brass. There are innumerable manufacturers, exporters and suppliers in Aligarh who are involved in the brass, bronze, iron and aluminum industries. The Shekha Jheel Bird Sanctuary, the Aligarh fort, the Mangalayatan Temple and Aligarhs famous museums are places worth visiting in this city.
On 19th February 1943, the OBC was started in Lahore, Pakistan by Late Rai Bahadur Lala Sohan Lal, the founding father of Oriental Bank of Commerce. The bank had to face the after-effects of partition in 1947. The branches in the newly formed Pakistan had shut, and the Registered Office had shifted from Lahore to Amritsar. The registered office was relocated to Delhi, in the year 1951. In 1980, it was nationalized by the Indian government. The merchant banking division of the bank was set up in 1992, and it was authorized by SEBI to act as a category-I merchant banker. In the year 1997, Punjab Co-operative Bank Ltd and Bari Doab Bank Ltd were merged with the OBC bank. The bank had joined hands with Citibank for launching OBC co-branded credit card. In the year 1999, OBC had set up asset recovery branch, one each at Delhi and Mumbai. For women entrepreneurs in the year 2002, the Bank had opened a specialized office and collaborated with Corporation Bank for sharing ATM network. In the year 2003, CBS, OBC had joined hands with Infosys Technologies Ltd and Wipro Ltd to make Centralised Banking Solution. In the same year, the OBC Bank and Small Industries Development Bank of India (SIDBI) had agreed to work on projects in the field of small-scale, infrastructure and service areas. In February 2008, the Oriental Bank Navkiran Deposit Scheme was launched by the bank. Kotak Mahindra Asset Management Company entered into a distribution tie-up with OBC in March of the year 2008.