Kollam, formerly known as Desinganadu, is an old seaport and a thriving city in the Indian state of Kerala. It is a port city along the Laccadive Sea coast. Mar Sabor, an East Syriac bishop, had founded the Kollam Port. The city is situated on the banks of the Ashtamudi Lake. In ancient times, Kollam had a strong commercial relationship with the Chinese. Kollam city ranks 5th in the country and 3rd in Kerala in terms of per capita income and economic performance. The port city has an excellent export background. Fishing and dairy farming largely contribute to the citys economy. The government is about to establish a fishing harbor in the vicinity of the city in order to increase the fish production. Fisheries, hatcheries, turkey and poultry farms are also plentiful in the city. The city also has a rich mineral base. The sands on the beaches and the entire area has a good amount of heavy minerals such as Ilmenite, Monosite, Rutile and Zircon, which can be used for industrial purposes. There are limestone deposits and bauxite in and around the city. Kollam is often called the "Cashew Capital of the World", as the city is noted for its traditional cashew business. This city is a microcosm of Kerala and its residents are from various religious, ethnic and linguistic groups.
the Syndicate Bank was established by Upendra Pai, T M A Pai, and Vaman Kudva. The bank was popular as Canara Industrial and Banking Syndicate Limited at the time of its establishment. The Syndicate bank was nationalized by the Government of India On 19 July 1969, along with 13 major commercial banks of India. It is based in the university town of Manipal, India. The business of the bank started with a capital of 8000 rupees. In 1925, the first office of the bank began its business at Udupi in Dakshin Kannada district, Karnataka, India. Its membership as a clearinghouse was secured at Mumbai by 1937. The main objective of the bank was to provide the financial assistance to the local weavers. Initially, through its agents, the bank collected as low as two annas from the doorsteps of the depositors daily. Pigmy Deposit Scheme is the same kind of system, wherein the agents of the bank come doorsteps to collect the deposit, and it is still prevailing in India. The Bank has its branches in the multiple states and union territories in India. Syndicate Nitte School of Banking (SNSB) is a joint venture between the Syndicate Bank and Nitte Educational International Pvt. Ltd. (NEIL). It operates one center each at Mangalore and Greater Noida.