surat is a rapidly developing city in the Indian state of Gujarat. Surat was a large seaport earlier; it is now a flourishing center for diamond cutting and polishing. The city center of Surat is located on the banks of the Tapti River and is quite close to the Arabian Sea. Apart from its diamond industry, Surat has also achieved huge success in the textile industry and is gradually proceeding into the IT sector. Microsoft and IBM have taken up the task of developing Surat into a smart city with special attention towards Citizen Services, Waste Management and Disaster Management. Surat is known for its wonderful infrastructure - it is often called the city of flyovers. Surat is also known for its sense of hygiene - despite its industrial backdrop, Surat proudly claims to be one of the tidiest and cleanest cities in the country. Surat is a culturally diversified city. Apart from being called the "Diamond City" and the "Silk City", Surat is often referred to as mini India, owing to a large number of immigrants from all over India. Surat is probably the only city in Gujarat that celebrates non-Gujarati festivals. Surats landscape comprises a bustling city with all the modern amenities and industries on one hand and gorgeous beaches on the other. This avid juxtaposition makes the city all the more picturesque., surat is a fast growing city in the state of Gujarat. Surat used to be a seaport earlier. It is now flourishing in diamond cutting and polishing. Thriving on the banks of River Tapti, Surat is near the Arabian Sea. Besides its flourishing diamond business, the city has also achieved immense success in the textile industry. It is now setting its initial footsteps in the IT sector. IBM and Microsoft are developing Surat into a smart city by improving its Services for Citizens, Waste Management and Disaster Management. Surat is often referred to as the "Silk City", "Diamond City" and it is of late being viewed as a mini India, since a large number of immigrants are moving to Surat from all over India thus making it a culturally diversified city. No other city in Gujarat indulges so much in the cultures of other states as Surat does by celebrating many non-Gujarati festivals. The vibrant essence of the city comprises of a bustling city crowd with all the available modern amenities. While there is an industrial belt on one hand, there are gorgeous beaches on the other. This avid combination makes the city all the more picturesque and appealing.
On 12th March 1906, the Corporation Bank established as Canara Banking Corporation Limited, in the temple town of Udupi, by a group of visionaries. The initial growth was consciously cautious and need-based. In 1923, the first Bank branch was opened at Kundapur, and in 1926 the second branch was opened in Mangalore. In 1934, the Bank stepped into Coorg State by opening its seventh branch. The Bank got listed in the second schedule of RBI Act, 1934 in the year 1937. The name of the Bank had changed from Canara Banking Corporation Ltd to Canara Banking Corporation Ltd In 1939. In 1972, the bank changed its name again, from ?Canara Banking Corporation Ltd.? to ?Corporation Bank Limited.? And finally, the bank became ?Corporation Bank? after its nationalization on 15th April 1980. The total revenue of the Bank was Rs.3.29 lakh crore, as on 30th September 2017. Currently, the Bank has 3169 ATMs, 4724 Branchless Banking Units, and 2501 fully automated CBS branches, across India. The Bank has its representative Offices at Dubai and Hong Kong. The Branchless banking units have been expanded to more than 4700 villages by the Corporation Bank alongside issued smart cards to all account holders in these villages to enable them to use the Business Correspondents model operated by the Bank.