The Calcutta Women’s Football League is the oldest league for women in India. It was started by the Indian Football Association in 1993.
Asia’s first modern University in Serampore (a Danish settlement) was built in 1827.
The first modernised post office was established in Calcutta in 1858.
India has 7 Nobel Prize winners, either by birth or citizenship, to date and 4 of them are directly connected to Kolkata.
Calcutta Medical College is the oldest institution of European Medicine in Asia.
India’s first cellular telephone service was started in Kolkata in July 31, 1995.
Raja Rajendra Mullick built the first marble palace in Calcutta. At the age of 16, he started constructing this palace at Chor Bagan. It was finished in 1840.
Kolkata is sister city to Long Beach, California.
On November 1830, the first ever horse driven bus plied on the heart of Calcutta. It would be 1922 till the first motor driven bus arrived in Calcutta. And the famous double decker buses started plying between Shyambazar and Kalighat from 1926.
Kolkata is the world’s largest processor of jute.