Vijaya Bank

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Vijaya Bank
Public BSE532401
Industry Financial
Commercial banks
Founded 1931 at Mangaluru, India.
Headquarters Bengaluru, India
Key people
Shri.Kishore Kumar Sansi, MD & CEO
Number of employees
13,700 (2014-15)
Slogan A friend you can bank upon
Attavar Balakrishna Shetty,Founder Chairman of Vijaya Bank

Vijaya Bank is a medium-sized Public Sector Bank with presence across India. It is one of the nationalised banks in India.


Vijaya Bank, was established by Shri. Attavar Balakrishna Shetty at Bunts Hostel in Mangalore on 23 October 1931.[1] Since it was established on Vijayadashami Day, it was named ‘Vijaya Bank.[2] The objective was to promote banking habits, thrift and entrepreneurship among the farming community of Dakshina Kannada district in Karnataka State. The bank became a scheduled bank in 1958. Vijaya Bank steadily grew into a large All India bank, with nine smaller banks merging with it during 1963-68. The bank was nationalised on 15 April 1980.

GM visiting the Vijaya Bank stall arranged by SS Mutt Branch during Siddaganga Mutt Mela

Growth & Nationalisation[edit]

Vijaya Bank grew steadily by merging nine smaller banks into it between 1963-68. Shri. Mulki Sunder Ram Shetty, who was the then Chief Executive of the bank is largely credited[citation needed] with these mergers. The bank was nationalised on 15 April 1980.

Currently, Vijaya Bank employs 13,700 people.[citation needed] The Bank has recently recruited young workforce to cope up with the changing banking scenario & to compete with the growing private sector & foreign banks functioning in the country.

The August 2011 batch of freshly recruited MBA candidates at Vijaya Bank, Staff Training College, Bangalore

BRANCHES The bank has built a network of 1630 branches, 27 Regional Offices, 42 Extension Counters and 1568 ATM's as of 31-April-2015, that span all 28 states and 4 union territories in the country.

All branches are functioning on the CBS(Core Banking Solution) platform, covering 100% of the Bank's business.

Focus on Information Technology[edit]

The Bank has chosen Finacle from Infosys as its Centralized Banking Solution (CBS) with the IT Department being handled by Wipro. In line with prevailing trends, the bank has been focussing on technological upgrades to operations.

It now offers services such as credit cards, merchant banking, hire purchase and leasing, and electronic remittance services.

Vijaya Bank is one among the few banks in the country to take up principal membership of VISA International and MasterCard International.

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "A banker erased from memory". Deccan Herald. Retrieved 27 February 2012. 
  2. ^ Vijaya Bank - Inception

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