Deoghar, considered to be a holy city, is a part of the Indian state of Jharkhand. It functions as the administrative headquarters of the Deoghar District. It is located in the Santhal Parganas division of harkhand. This city is known for the famed Baidyanath Dham Temple which is one of the 12 Jyotirlinga shrines in India. The city has mythological origins and houses famous mythological temples. Thus Deoghar attracts a lot of tourists and devotees. The famous educational institutions in the city are Deoghar College, Deoghar Ramakrishna Mission and the campus of Birla Institute of Technology. The city has over 2 lakh residents who speak in Hindi. Other popular tourist destinations in and around the city are the Tapavan, the Trikut Parvat, Naulakha Mandir, Nandan Pahar and Sri Sri Thakur Anukul Chandra Satsang Ashrama.
In 2000, Indian Overseas Bank engaged in an initial public offering (IPO) that brought the governments share in the banks equity down to 75%. In 2001, the IOB acquired the Mumbai-based Adarsha Janata Sahakari Bank. Then in 2009, the bank took over Shree Suvarna Sahakari Bank, which was founded in 1969 and had its head office in Pune. Since 2006, Shree Suvarna Sahakari Bank had been in administration. It had nine offices in Pune, 2 in Mumbai and 1 in Shirpur. The total strength of employees was estimated to be more than 100. On 29 August 2003, the Indian Overseas Bank has opened an extension counter at New Kathiresan Temple complex, Bambalapitiya, Ceylon. The IOB opened a representative office in Guangzhou, China in 2005 followed which the bank opened another representative office in Kuala Lumpur and 2009 in Dubai, UAE. In the new millennium, international expansion started once again. The bank took over Bharat Overseas Bank in 2007. After three years, Malaysia granted a commercial banking license to a local bank jointly owned by BOB, IOB, and the Andhra Bank. The new bank named, India International Bank ( IIB Malaysia), began its business in 2012 in Kuala Lumpur and had a large population of Indians. The Andhra Bank holds a 25% stake in its joint-venture, BOB owns 40%, and remaining 35% is with IOB. On 31 August 2013, the Indian Overseas Bank has opened an offshore banking unit in Colombo, Sri Lanka. The bank also converted its existing Extension Counter at Ceylon into a full-fledged branch.