A Brief on the city:

Kolkata is the capital of India's West Bengal state. Today, it’s known for its grand colonial architecture, art galleries and cultural festivals. It’s also home to Mother House, headquarters of the Missionaries of Charity, founded by Mother Teresa, whose tomb is on site.


Major Central/ State Universities in Kolkata comprise of Visva-Bharati University founded by the first Indian Nobel Laureate Rabindranath Tagore in 1921, Aliah University, Calcutta University, Presidency University, Rabindra Bharati University, The Sanskrit College and University, West Bengal State University, West Bengal University of Animal and Fishery Sciences, West Bengal University of Technology are located in Kolkata.

Culture and Tourism:

Kolkata is an important cultural centre of India. The city is the birthplace of modern Indian literary and artistic thought and of Indian nationalism, and its citizens have made great efforts to preserve Indian culture and civilization. The blending of Eastern and Western cultural influences over the centuries has stimulated the creation of numerous and diverse organizations that contribute to Kolkata’s cultural life. Kolkata has a wealth of history ingrained in its many monuments and landmarks, such as the Victoria Memorial. Kolkata boasts of some of the best seafood, street food and sweet options. You would love the different preparations of fish, rolls and sandesh. The centre of the Bengal Renaissance, Kolkata has always been a hotbed of literature, theater, art and poetry. Home to traditional craftsmen and weavers, one can buy beautiful Calcutta sarees at very reasonable prices. Read More

Important Contact Address ICCR:

Name & Designation Address Contacts
Regional Director/ Officer
Rabindranath Tagore Center
9A, Ho Chi Minh Sarani Kolkata 700071, WEST BENGAL
Tel: 033-22822895/-0402/-0314/- 3431,22872680,
Fax: 033-22874890/-0028
Email: rokolkata[dot]iccr[at]gov[dot]in / iccrcal[at]gmail[dot]com
FRRO, Kolkata. 237, A.J.C. Bose Road,