Dindigul is situated in the Indian state of Tamil Nadu. It was earlier known as Ti??ukkal. Dindigul is located amidst the Palani and Sirumalai Hills and has a large reserved forest area. This ancient settlement is believed to have been ruled by various dynasties like the Pandyas, the Cholas, the Pallavas, the Madurai Sultanate, the Vijayanagara Empire, the Dindigul Sultanates, the Madurai Nayak Dynasty as well as the British. Dindigul proudly houses a number of historical monuments and Rock Fort is the most prominent one among them. The hosts more than 2 lakh people who mainly speak in Tamil. Dindigul is well-connected to the rest of the city through roads and railway. Dindigul has several industrial units in safety lock making, textile spinning, leather tanneries, agricultural trading, administrative services, agricultural machinery, banking and educational services. Additionally, Dindigul has vast expanses of cultivation land. Agriculture is the chief occupation of its residents. The climatic condition of Dindigul is highly conducive for horticulture and agriculture. Hence, non-food crops such as coffee, flowers, tobacco, and eucalyptus are grown in this city. Wholesale trading of fruits such as orange, pineapple, sapota and guava are extensively done at Dindigul. Various temples, mosques and churches are found in the area with intriguing architectural styles from various ruling dynasties.
In 2000, Indian Overseas Bank engaged in an initial public offering (IPO) that brought the governments share in the banks equity down to 75%. In 2001, the IOB acquired the Mumbai-based Adarsha Janata Sahakari Bank. Then in 2009, the bank took over Shree Suvarna Sahakari Bank, which was founded in 1969 and had its head office in Pune. Since 2006, Shree Suvarna Sahakari Bank had been in administration. It had nine offices in Pune, 2 in Mumbai and 1 in Shirpur. The total strength of employees was estimated to be more than 100. On 29 August 2003, the Indian Overseas Bank has opened an extension counter at New Kathiresan Temple complex, Bambalapitiya, Ceylon. The IOB opened a representative office in Guangzhou, China in 2005 followed which the bank opened another representative office in Kuala Lumpur and 2009 in Dubai, UAE. In the new millennium, international expansion started once again. The bank took over Bharat Overseas Bank in 2007. After three years, Malaysia granted a commercial banking license to a local bank jointly owned by BOB, IOB, and the Andhra Bank. The new bank named, India International Bank ( IIB Malaysia), began its business in 2012 in Kuala Lumpur and had a large population of Indians. The Andhra Bank holds a 25% stake in its joint-venture, BOB owns 40%, and remaining 35% is with IOB. On 31 August 2013, the Indian Overseas Bank has opened an offshore banking unit in Colombo, Sri Lanka. The bank also converted its existing Extension Counter at Ceylon into a full-fledged branch.