-COED SCHOOLS IN KOLKATA-
The city was founded in 1698 as Calcutta and served as the capital of British India until 1911, when it was moved to Delhi. In 2001, the city was renamed Kolkata. Kolkata is connected to Howrah by the historic Howrah bridge, which is located along the banks of the Hooghly River. The architecture of the city reflects its colonial background. The Victoria Memorial Hall, Raj Bhavan, and Writers' Building are just a few of the many structures that harken back to a bygone period. Kolkata is also home to some of the country's greatest educational institutions. Kolkata has produced some of India's best athletes, including Sourav Ganguly and Leander Paes.
-EDUCATION IN KOLKATA-
A parallel system exists in Kolkata's existing education system. The city's schools are run by either the state government or private educational organisations. Government schools are usually associated with the West Bengal Board of Higher Secondary Education (WBHSE), while private schools are linked with either CBSE or ICSE. In the city, there are currently 20 public universities and autonomous institutions that provide education in a variety of fields. Calcutta University, Presidency University, Jadavpur University, Rabindra Bharati University, and the Indian Institute of Foreign Trade are examples of government universities.
-COED SCHOOLS IN KOLKATA-
- --BIRLA HIGH SCHOOL--
- --SOUTH POINT HIGH SCHOOL--
- --DELHI PUBLIC SCHOOL--
- --LAKSHIPAT SINGHANIA ACADEMY--
- --MAHADEVI BIRLA WORLD ACADEMY--
- --SRI SRI ACADEMY--
- --M.P. BIRLA FOUNDATION HIGHER SECONDARY SCHOOL--
- --THE FUTURE FOUNDATION SCHOOL--
- --ASSEMBLY OF GOD CHURCH SCHOOL--
-ALL ABOUT KOLKATA-
-Don't forget about the Chinese cuisine-
Immigrants began arriving in the late 18th century, initially to work in Calcutta's sugar mills, then, under British administration, to work in the city's bustling port or in the leather trade. While the Chinese population in Kolkata is shrinking as the community seeks opportunities in the West, the hybrid cuisine that originated here-which combines Chinese foods with Indian flavours and cooking methods-remains popular throughout the country.
-Participate in the national pastime-
It's difficult to translate adda into English because it can signify anything from "shooting the crap" to "enthusiastic intellectual argument." This activity has been elevated to an art form in Bengal. Everywhere you walk, you'll see groups of people (typically guys) chatting away, whether on street corners or in cafes and restaurants. Kolkata's adda church is the College Street Coffee House. It's long been a meeting place for the city's artists, philosophers, and filmmakers, located across from the famed Presidency College.
-Understand the graffiti-as well as the history of West Bengal-
If you see a hammer-and-sickle spray-painted on a building, don't be surprised. West Bengal was ruled by the world's longest-serving democratically elected Communist administration from 1977 to 2011. While the Communists dominated the state thanks to rural poor votes, they also left their imprint on Kolkata, designating major thoroughfares after Lenin and Marx.
-Go on a book quest-
The area surrounding College Street is known as boi para (which means "neighbourhood of books") and is packed with bookstores. The majority offer textbooks (the best universities and institutions in Kolkata are close there), but if you spend enough time perusing, you'll come across some gems. My acquaintance once came upon a volume of Russian fairy tales written in Russian. Kolkata's love of reading and literature is exemplified through Boi para.