This research is an empirical assessment of service quality in State Bank of Travancore. Service Quality is the degree of excellence in the service performance. It is the degree and direction of discrepancy of service quality. The difference between the service expectations and service perceptions of customers is what is termed as service quality gap.
The study has been aimed at diagnosing the quality of service rendered by identifying the service quality gap in the regional branch of State Bank of Travancore in Thiruvananthapuram district and making necessary suggestions.
The data for the study has been collected on the basis of simple random sampling method through a questionnaire prepared for the purpose of being filled in at interviews with customers. The data collected has been classified on the basis of age, gender, occupation, annual income and educational background for the purpose of analysis. The data collected was tabulated with care and thereafter analyzed suitably. The analysis has been done on the basis of STATISTICAL & RANK CORRELATION instrument. The basic assumption of it is that the customers evaluate a firm’s service quality by comparing their five perceptions and expectations. The scaling in SERVICE QUALITY is based on the five dimensions of service quality namely tangibility, reliability, responsiveness, assurance and empathy.
The results of this study also offer support for the intuitive notion that improving service quality can increase the competitiveness of the organization. The report has been presented on the basis of the analysis made and suitable suggestion have been recommended.