The city of Tirunelveli, a major city in the South Indian state of Tamil Nadu, is also known by the name Nellai. it was known as Tinnevelly during the British era. It is an ancient city which is about 2000 years old and it is a town of ancient tradition and culture. River Thamirabarani flows through this city. It is an educational hub with many schools and colleges such as Anna University Regional Campus, Tirunelveli Medical College, Tirunelveli Law College, the Tirunelveli Veterinary College and Research Institution, etc. Tirunelveli has around a million residents employed in the service-sectors pertaining to administration, agro-machinery, agricultural trading, tourism, banking, information technology and educational services. The city has beedi and cement factories, workshops for steel-based products, tobacco companies, mills for cotton textiles, spinning and weaving units, etc. There are several small-scale industries like tanneries and brick kilns. Agriculture, as well as the handloom industry, also contribute to the economic growth of the city. The city is very well-connected to the rest of the state and the country via road and railways. There are a number of historical monuments at Tirunelveli - the Swami Nellaiappar Temple being the most famous one.
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.