Fatehpur is a city as well as a municipal board in the Fatehpur district of Uttar Pradesh in India. The city lies between the holy Ganga and Yamuna. It was founded by Rishi Purwar who later became the King of the city. Fatehpurfalls within the territorial boundaries of the Kanpur Megapolitan Region. This city is situated between two important cities of the state - Allahabad and Kanpur. It is well connected to these cities and to other nearby areas by train route as well as via road. Historical evidence claim that Fatehpur has been around since the Vedic era which was later ruled by the Maurya, the Kusan, the Gupta and the Mughal rulers. The splendid Badshahi Bagh in Fatehnagar was built by Emperor Aurangzeb and it is an attractive tourist spot in the city.
The bank was named Vijaya Bank since it was found on the auspicious occasion of Vijayadashami Day. On 23 October 1931, it was founded by a group of farmers under the leadership of A. B. Shetty, in Mangaluru, Dakshina Kannada District of Karnataka State. The Bank has been actively working with the agenda of financial inclusion. The bank has been started with the objective of economic empowerment and providing banking services to the rural masses. The bank has provided sanitation facilities to 56 government schools mostly in rural areas. The bank has established 32 rural health centers where patients are provided with primary health care and medicine free of cost. A unique programme has also been devised to adopt girl children. The bank introduced the policy of Girl Child Adoption in 2011 under which the bank takes girl children from SC/ ST/ OBC/ economically weaker sections / backward areas/ needy families from the age of 5 years onwards to promote girl child education, mostly from rural and backward areas. The bank has adopted 1163 girl children all over the country.V-Gyan Sagar is a unique initiative taken by Vijaya Bank to impart financial literacy to the public. It is an Android-based mobile application that enables its subscribers to receive regular updates on banking and economic news. It explains banking terminologies.