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Education in Kolkata
Kolkata city provides numerous career options due to growing number of educational institutes. The city contains some of the best institutes of India. The metropolitan city being home to a large number of private enterprises secures a good position as quality education and service provider. The city has developed into a major learning centre of India. Kolkata city has been able to produce some of the greatest scholars in India including the Nobel laureate Rabindranath Tagore.

The Oriental education system has flowed from Western Countries to Kolkata city and then to the rest of country. There are many educational institutes rendering their services whose foundation was laid by some of the greatest scholars of India. These institutes today provide ample opportunities for higher education. The place as such is quite nourishing for academicians. Some educational landmarks of Kolkata include establishment of Asiatic Society (1784), Fort William College (1800 A.D), Hindu College (1817), Presidency College (1855), Serampore College (1819), Calcutta Medical College (1835), University of Calcutta (1857), and the list goes on.

The city also houses some of the best professional institutes in the region. There are a number of medical colleges, engineering colleges and management training institutes. The IIT Kharagpur which is about 120 kms from the city has in a way secured attention to Kolkata. The Indian Institute of Management is one of the best management institutes in the region and beyond.

The private sector provides the opportunities to the outputs from various professional and vocational training institutes.

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