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.
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.