Kota is a south-eastern city in the Indian state of Rajasthan. It lies on the banks of River Chambal. It is the 3rd most populous city in Rajasthan and also the administrative headquarters of Kota district divided into 60 wards. This city is also known as the Education City of India as it is a major coaching hub for competitive examination preparations offered by plentiful engineering and medical coaching institutes located in the city. The city also hosts mainstream educational institutions and universities. The Rajasthan Technical University, University of Kota, Vardhaman Mahaveer Open University, Indian Institute of Information Technology Kota and University Engineering College further justify its name as the Education City of India. Kota is often referred to as the Industrial city of Rajasthan. Its main economic source is manufacturing industries like chemical, cotton and oilseed milling, textile weaving, engineering, distilling and dairy. Kota is known for its metal handicrafts. Crops like cotton, millet, wheat, coriander and oilseeds are cultivated in and around the city. Kota also has some amazing places to visit. The Chambal Garden, Kota Zoological Park, Seven Wonders Park, Chatra Vilas Garden, Kishore Sagar Lake, Agamgarh Gurudwara Sahib, Jag Mandir, Godavari Dham Temple, Rangbari Balaji Temple, Garadia Mahadev Temple, etc. are frequented by the natives as well as tourists.
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.