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 1926, seven businessmen of Karur founded Lakshmi Vilas Bank under the leadership of Shri V.S.N. Ramalinga Chettiar. They aimed to serve the financial needs of people who were occupied in trading businesses, industry and agriculture, in and around Karur. The bank was established on November 3, 1926, under the Indian Companies Act, 1913, and on November 10, 1926, it obtained the certificate to commence business. After the Banking Regulations Act was introduced in1949, the bank received its banking license from RBI and became a scheduled commercial bank? revealing its capability to operate as a full-fledged commercial bank. Lakshmi Vilas Bank did considerable expansion of its branch network from 1961 to 1965, when the bank took over nine other banks. The bank started the development of its branch network beyond Tamil Nadu in 1974 to take benefit from the additional opportunities across India. Thus, offices were established in the neighboring states of Karnataka, Andhra Pradesh, and Kerala, critical financial centres like Kolkata, Mumbai and New Delhi, as well as in other prominent business centers in Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra, and Gujarat.