State Bank of Patiala

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State Bank of Patiala
FoundedPatiala, 1917
FateMerged in State Bank of India in 2017
HeadquartersHead Office,
The Mall,
Patiala 147 002 India
Key people
  • Sh. Rajnish kumar (chairman)
  • Shri. S. A. Ramesh Rangan (managing director)
  • Investment vehicles
  • Loans
  • Savings
RevenueIncrease 173,000 crore (US$22 billion) (2013)[1][2]
Increase 11,358.06 crore (US$1.4 billion) (2013)[1][2]
Total assetsIncrease 116,709.10 crore (US$15 billion) (2013)[1][2]
Total equityIncrease 203,417.50 crore (US$25 billion) (2013)[1][2]
Number of employees
ParentState Bank of India

State Bank of Patiala, founded in 1917, was an associate bank of the State Bank Group. It merged with State Bank of India on 1 April 2017. At the time of its merger, State Bank of Patiala had a network of 1445 service outlets, including 1314 branches, in all major cities of India, but most of the branches were located in the Indian states of Punjab, Haryana, Himachal Pradesh, Rajasthan, Jammu & Kashmir, Uttar Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh, Delhi, Gujarat and Maharashtra.


His Highness Bhupinder Singh, Maharaja of Patiala State, founded the Patiala State Bank on 17 November 1917 to foster growth of agriculture, trade, and industry. The bank combined the functions of a commercial bank and those of a central bank for the princely state of Patiala. The bank had one branch at Chowk Fort, Patiala, Undivided India. By 1927, it had five branches. It primarily engaged in providing short-term credit to grain dealers and other traders.[3]

The formation of the Patiala and East Punjab States Union in 1948 led to the bank being reorganized, being brought under the control of the Reserve Bank of India, and being renamed Bank of Patiala. In 1949, the Bank absorbed Bank of Faridkot and Jind Cooperative Bank,[4][a] though it subsequently gave up the cooperative business. The two acquired banks had been operating in neighboring princely states.

In 1950, Bank of Patiala started opening offices outside Patiala and East Punjab States Union. In 1952 it established a branch at Delhi. By 1959 the bank had 48 offices.[5]

On 1 April 1960 Bank of Patiala became a subsidiary of State Bank of India and was renamed State Bank of Patiala. In April it absorbed Kalsia State Bank.[4][b]

Logo and slogan[edit]

The logo of the State Bank of Patiala is a blue circle with a small cut in the bottom that depicts perfection and the small man the common man – being the center of the bank's business. The logo came from National Institute of Design (NID), Ahmedabad, and it was inspired by Kankaria Lake, Ahmedabad.[6]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Jind Cooperative Bank was opened on 6 December 1922, at Bada Chowk, Sangrur.
  2. ^ Kalsia State Bank had only one branch and the managing director was also the State Accountant General.[3]


  1. ^ a b c d "Annual Report 2012–13" (PDF). SBI. 23 May 2013. Retrieved 10 October 2013.
  2. ^ a b c d "Fortune 'Global 500' 2013:State Bank of India". CNN. Retrieved 10 October 2013.
  3. ^ a b Walia (1972), p. 39.
  4. ^ a b Bankers Almanac (1995), Volume 2, p.3146.
  5. ^ Ray (2009), p. 934.
  6. ^ ""SBI bank logo was inspired by Kankaria lake"". 19 February 2014. Retrieved 18 April 2021.


  • Ray, Abhik (2009). The evolution of the State Bank of India: The era from 1995 to 1980. Vol. 4. Penguin Books India.
  • Walia, Ramesh (1972). Praja Mandal Movement in East Punjab States. Department of Punjab Historical Studies, Punjabi University.