The city of Tiruppur is situated in the south Indian state of Tamil Nadu. It is the states fifth largest. Thiruppur lies on the banks of the River Noyyal and serves as the administrative headquarters of the Tiruppur district. The city is also familiar to many as the "Knit Wear Capital of India" or as "Textile City." Tiruppur was a major part of a trade route and was much coveted by various ruling dynasties in India during the medieval period. The city is a manufacturing hub for textiles, knitwear, bleaching and dyes. The economy of the city is flourishing on textiles. There are small industries manufacturing commodities for MNCs like Nike, Walmart, Adidas, Diesel, Tommy Hilfiger, etc. The educational necessities of students in Tiruppur are taken care of by renowned institutions like Tamil Nadu School Of Architecture, Alagappa University, Bharathiar University, A.S Educational Institute, Bharathiyar University, School Of Distance Education, etc. Tiruppur is an ancient city and hosts many monuments of cultural, religious as well as historical significance. A few areas of tourist interest in and around Tiruppur are Avinashi Temple, Thirumoorthy Dam, Tirupur Kumaran Memorial Statue, Amaravathi Crocodile Farm, Orathuppalayam Dam, Ayyan Kovil, etc.
the State Bank of Travancore (SBT) was a premier Indian bank based in Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala. The SBT was a sister concern of the State Bank Group, but it also had private shareholders. SBT was the leading bank of Kerala. It had a network of 1,157 branches and 1,602 ATMs across India, as of 31 March 2015. The Union Cabinet approved the proposal of combining SBT and four other associate banks with SBI, on 15 February 2017. On 31 March 2017, It finally merged with its parent SBI bank. It was founded on 12 September 1945 as the Travancore Bank Ltd, an initiative by Travancore Diwan C. P. Ramaswami Iyer. Due to widespread resentment against his dictatorial rule, the bank never gave him the credit of his role. Instead, Sri Chithira Thirunal Balarama Varma, the Maharaja of Travancore was considered as the founder of the bank, though the king had little to do with the founding of the SBT bank. Although the contribution of the Travancore government was 25% only in the bank capital, apart from its general banking business, the bank undertook government treasury work and foreign exchange business. Its head office was located at Thiruvananthapuram. It became a subordinate of State Bank of India under the SBI Subsidiary Banks Act, 1959, in 1960, enacted by the Parliament of India, and thus achieved the name state Bank of Travancore.Ms. Arundhatti Bhattacharya is the ex-officio chairman, and Mr. CR Sasikumar is the managing director of the SBT.