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About Siliguri

Siliguri is a rapidly developing metropolis in the Indian state of West Bengal. Siliguri is situated in Darjeeling District. It is the largest city North Bengal and 2nd largest city in West Bengal and connects the hill stations like Gangtok, Kalimpong, Kurseong, Mirik and Darjeeling with the rest of India.


Siliguri, also known as tier II City has inherent advantages such as physical connectivity, land availability and cost, urban and social infrastructure and level of private sector interest.

It is also the transit point for air, road and rail traffic to the neighboring countries of Nepal, Bhutan and Bangladesh. Bagdogra airport, situated about 12 km away is the closest airport. The airport is well connected to most Indian cities including the state capital Kolkata.  It is the commercial nerve centre of North Bengal.



Due to the inherent importance of Siliguri as the centrally located and largest town in the Sikkim-Darjeeling region, large number of students flock here for higher education. There are a number of colleges around Siliguri. Siliguri Institute Of Technology, Siliguri College, Siliguri College of Commerce (Night College),Siliguri Mahila Mahavidyalaya (Women's College), Surya Sen. College are the more prominent ones along with other Colleges.

Economy in Siliguri
Siliguri is described as the gateway to the North East of India. The strategic location of the city makes it a base for essential supplies to the region. Siliguri has gradually developed as a profitable centre for a variety of businesses. As a central hub, many national companies and organizations have set up their offices here. 4 "T" s - Tea, Timber, Tourism and Transport are the main businesses of Siliguri. Siliguri is the headquarters of FOCIN (Federation of Chamber of Commerce and Industry of North Bengal).


Siliguri is one of the three satellite IT hub and township that the Government is developing. Dust free and cool regions of Siliguri could be utilized for promotion of Electronic and Software Industry. Leading companies have shown interest and some of them have already started operating. Siliguri have been identified as city that can emerge as preferred destinations for software development and outsourcing companies. Siliguri is capable to attract a large number of Indian and international IT firms. Siliguri enjoys an edge over other places since it has an abundance of English-speaking workers. Such candidates suit the job profile of BPOs.

Siliguri is fast emerging as an IT hub, the alternative destination to Kolkata for InfoTech companies. Siliguri already have good infrastructure and there modern amenities for people who work in the IT parks. Some major IT companies have started working in Siliguri and more will be heading there soon.West Bengal Government has set up an IT Park in Siliguri recently, which will provide more opportunities to the IT / ITES Companies to start their business in Siliguri.


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