Mysore city is officially named as Mysuru. It is the third among the largest cities in the south Indian state of Karnataka. It is located at the foothills of the Chamundi hills and has an enormous historical and cultural background. The rule of different dynasties dominates its history which reflects through the various palaces and other landmarks in the city. The city lies close to the state capital Bangalore and provides an investment option for companies, away from the hustle and bustle of the capital city. Tourism, Sandalwood products and textiles drive the economy of the city. Mysore silk sarees are favorite among Indian women. The city has seen a lot of development in recent days with the rise of the software sector when Infosys set up a huge campus in Mysore. Other MNCs like Larsen & Toubro Infotech and Excelsoft Technologies followed suit. Mysore hosts many central government organizations such as RBI Paper Printing Press, RBI Note printing Press and several others that provide a considerable employment opportunity to the residents. Mysore has many educational institutions which nurture the talent of the youth and shape them up for the various industries in the city. Few of the esteemed institutes in Mysore are the University of Mysore, Visvesvaraya Technological University, Mysore medical college, etc. The city is a haven for tourism with splendid attractions such as the Mysore Palace, Nagarhole national park, Mysore zoo, Chamundeshwari temple, St. Philomenas church, etc.
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.