Kolkata is the undisputed intellectual and cultural capital of India, and traditionally, a seat of quality education. Left with an abundance of British legacy and other European influences in its built heritage, Kolkata’s urban fabric is a fascinating collage of varied architectural vocabulary. With its inexhaustible intellectual resources, vibrant and inclusive nature, the warmth and hospitality of its people and its inherent ingenuity, this is a wonderful city to study and grow up in. Kolkata’s strategic geographical location makes it the ‘Gateway to the East’ and can be easily accessed from all directions. Blessed with a moderate climate and boasting both snow-capped mountains and a sea coast, being just hours away from the Tagore terrain of Shantiniketan and the Sunderbans, the world’s largest mangrove delta, Kolkata is immensely attractive as a global tourist destination. It’s also a city on the move, with rapid expansion in the shape of New Town Rajarhat and other satellite townships coming up, besides a plethora of internationally-benchmarked retail malls, modern residential complexes, cutting-edge IT parks and ample entertainment options. Situated on the banks of the sacred Hooghly river, Kolkata is also home to the iconic Eden Gardens cricket cauldron and the Salt Lake football stadium, one of the largest in the world. Of course, the greatest asset of Kolkata are its people, who are warm, inclusive and always helpful.