Ujjain is situated in the central Indian state of Madhya Pradesh. It is the administrative headquarters of the Ujjain district and is also known as ?The city of Temples.? It lies on the banks of the eastern river Kshipra. In antiquity, Ujjain was an important center of learning and power in the country. It was ruled by different dynasties and was a pre-eminent seat of power for the most powerful rulers in central India. The city is divided into 54 wards that help in its proper civic governance. Manufacturing and textile industries along with agricultural yields like soybean, wheat, jowar and bajra form the backbone of the citys economy. It has a lengthy history of being a center for learning and that has further developed in recent times through prestigious institutions like Vikram University, Pt. Jawaharlal Nehru Institute of Business Management, Maharshi Panini Sanskrit University, Mahakal Institute of Technology, Ruxmaniben Deepchand Gardi Medical College, Ujjain Engineering College, etc. Ujjain is a city of temples. It holds an important place in the Hindu pilgrim trails in India. Its temples and monuments like Mahakaleshwar Jyotirlinga, Shri Mahakaleshwar Temple, Vikram Kirti Mandir, Bade Ganeshji Ka Mandir, Ram Ghat, Gadkalika Temple, Sandipani Ashram, Iskon temple are well respected and must-visit destinations for Hindu devotees.
The Shamrao Vithal Co-op. Bank Ltd. or SVC Cooperative Bank Limited, is a banking company incorporated under the Companies Act, 1956 a scheduled bank, and one of the oldest Urban Co-operative Bank in India built in 1906. The bank was set up when co-operation was just started in the country. It was established with the primary aim of helping the less fortunate members of the community under the ambit of its economic enterprises. It was also to encourage savings and to create funds for providing financial aid to deserving members.Mr. Rao Bahadur Shripad Subbarao Talmaki was the chief architect of the Bank. The Bank was initially registered as a Co-operative Credit Society on 27 December 1906. The Bank is present in 10 States of India. Maharashtra, Karnataka, Tamil Nadu, Telangana, Delhi, Rajasthan, Haryana, Goa, Gujarat and Madhya Pradesh. In 1907, cumulative deposit scheme, fixed deposit scheme and saving bank deposit were introduced by the bank. After that in 1911, the facilities for remittance were made available to the members by the draft. In 1913, the cash credit scheme was introduced by the bank. In 1956, facilities were thrown open to all communities. In 1988, the Shamrao Vithal bank was conferred the scheduled bank status.