The establishment of Medical College in Calcutta started on 28th January,1835. Officially, it began on 20th February. However, it started functioning from 1st June onwards with 50 students.
Kolkata is home to the oldest golf course outside the British Isles at The Royal Calcutta Golf Club.
Kolkata is the world’s largest processor of jute.
India’s first cellular telephone service was started in Kolkata in July 31, 1995.
Kolkata is the seventh most expensive city in India.
Kolkata is the eighth largest city in the world by population of metropolitan area.
Kolkata based physician Subhash Mukhopadhyay was the second doctor to perform a successful in-vitro fertilization in the world leading th the birth of Kanupriya Agarwal, alias Durga.
The Calcutta Mounted Police was born in 1912. They were virtually the body-guards of the Viceroy and the Governor. In later years, the 'Mounted Police' became indispensable for combating sudden violent scarmishes and reinstating peace and order in the anarchy-prone areas. At the inception horses for the 'Mounted Police' were brought from Australia. These horses were cared and looked after meticulously but of when they grew old, they were shot dead mercilessly. Then, they were sent to the zoo for being fed by the carnivores.
Kolkata has a nickname, the 'City of Palaces' , because of the abundance of European-style buildings.
The Grand Trunk Road (National Highway No. 2) is one of the oldest road routes in India and it runs from Howrah to Kashmir.