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Kolkata – Ultimate IT Destination

Kolkata – An Introduction


Kolkata formerly Calcutta is over 310 years old and Job Charlock-a British agent is regarded as the founder of Kolkata. It is located in Eastern India on the banks of river Hooghly and is one among the four metropolitan cities of India. Kolkata served as the capital of India during the British Raj until 1911 and called by the British Raj as “The Jewel of the East”. Now it is capital of West Bengal a state of India.

Kolkata also known as “The City of Joy”. The city has an approximate population of about 14,112,536.  

Information Technology In Kolkata

Kolkata has achieved a lot in the field of IT and electronics in the last couple of years. The proactive policies of the West Bengal Government, a dedicated department for IT, state-of-art facilities at the Salt Lake Electronics Complex, world class connectivity, uninterrupted power supply.Physical and Social infrastructure and a large pool of trained manpower – have hastened the growth of IT sector in the city.

 

Kolkata is well poised in talent, Infrastructure, Policy, Cost of Operations and Investor Support. Abundant talent & manpower, excellent infrastructure, low cost of operations and highly responsive Government will very soon make Kolkata – The Ultimate IT Destination.

Other solid reasons which make Kolkata the best IT city and you will not think twice after choosing Kolkata as your IT destination are –

Urban Infrastructure :
The Urban infrastructure in Kolkata has improved considerably. Be in roads, bridges, housing facilities or transport. Kolkata is well connected by land, air and sea route to major global cities and Pacific Rim. The Kolkata Metro is the oldest and first underground network in India.
Kolkata has strengthened road networks with several flyovers. AJC Bose Flyover in Kolkata is the largest urban flyover (2.9 km) commissioned in record time of 368 days. Also there is a new road to Airport from Salt Lake (IT Hub) which decreased commuting time to airport from IT Hub to twenty minutes.

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Connectivity :

Kolkata possess excellent connectivity. BSNL, Tata Indicom, Reliance, Vodafone and Bharti Telesonic are leading telephone and cell phone
service provider in the city. Besides BSNL, private companies like Reliance Infocom & Bharti Telesonic have there own NLD backbone. In addition, highly reliable local loop options are available from STPI, BSNL,WLL/OFC & alternative national long distance loop from Reliance.  

Social Infrastructure :

Kolkata offers excellent social infrastructure to attract senior/middle management talent to Kolkata. There are best-in class clubs, golf course, rich cultural heritage, tourist Destination, world class hotels, many Sporting facilities, multiplexes, plenty of large shopping malls and night clubs the city making it most happening place for generation next.

 

Human Resource :

Apart from world class Infrastructure, Connectivity and Social Infrastructure, Kolkata has the largest & talented pool of Human Resource. West Bengal has the highest per capita spending on education among large Indian states.

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IIM - Calcutta IIT – KHARAGPUR

With several new educational institutions launched here in Kolkata in last few years, some of the best institutes in Kolkata includes Calcutta and Jadavpur University, IIM–Calcutta, ISI, Presidency & St. Xavier's (Ranked best in the country), IIT – Kharagpur

New additions in Kolkata are Indian Institute of Science and Dhirubhai Ambani Institute of Communication & Information Technology.

Employment Opportunity :

Employment opportunity is vast in Kolkata. There are more than 250 companies in the state which employs around 1.2 lakh people.

Currently, the bulk of the city’s tech Sector workers are employed by TCS, Wipro, IBM, Cognizant, Accenture, Ericson, Siemens and many more companies are expected to establish their set-up.  

Low Attrition Rate :

Attrition rates are very low in Kolkata as compared to Delhi, Mumbai, Bangalore, Chennai and Hyderabad. According to study by NASSCOM, Kolkata’s strength is its low attrition rate which is embedded in the culture. 

Incubation Centers and IT Parks

Incubation services are available in Kolkata with all the facilities including Internet, Telephone, Fax & Printer, back up power supply, Disaster recovery services, 24 hr security, web hosting service etc.

These center provide a platform for aspiring and talented professional in Kolkata to float their own IT start ups. The IT Incubation centers helps turn viable ideas from talented professional into bankable business proposals.

Domain Strength :

Kolkata has domain strength in verticals such as Banking, Finance & Insurance. Head quarters of three large banks, and many private/foreign banks are located here. Country’s largest life insurer, LIC runs largest operations from here. 

Lower Cost of Operations :

Kolkata offers IT players one of the lowest operations cost in the country. This is reflected in the low CMIE consumer price indices, compared to other key IT destinations in the country. Also, the low attrition levels in Kolkata reduce the training costs incurred by employers.
In addition, the state offers best-in-class one-time. And recurring incentives to IT companies. These incentives further strengthen the value proposition of Kolkata as a low-cost center



 
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