Kolkata, India’ s scenic ‘City of Joy’ is on an upward growth trajectory just like other metro cities and is fast evolving from its traditional, industrial image to a globally acclaimed metropolis. Moreover, the city is also a hot favorite choice among the job hunters. With rich industrial base and thriving service sectors, the city offers plenteous job opportunities for both fresher’s and experienced professionals.
Kolkata, one of the wealthiest Indian cities
Kolkata, the major commercial, cultural and educational centre of East India is undoubtedly one of the most important cities in India. Below mentioned are the two surveys that depict the healthiness of the city. Take a look –
· Kolkata is counted amongst the top 10 most developed cities in India by GDP (Gross Domestic Product). Currently it is the third most developed city in India as per GDP which is 150 billion USD or INR 870000 Crore. Also, the city ranks 42nd in the world among developed cities.
· Kolkata grabbed 32nd position among 300 world cities in the annual 2014 economic rankings of cities worldwide conducted by the Brookings Institution and JPMorgan chase. The city has left behind Mumbai, Bangalore and Chennai. The only Indian city to score above Kolkata is Delhi in the report. The report is based on two key economic indicators – annualized growth rate of real GDP per capita and annualized growth rate of employment.
Let us take a look at the figures: the annualized growth rate of employment in Kolkata is 4.7 percent and annualized growth rate of GDP for 2013-14 is 2.5 percent.
Kolkata has become India’s first fully WIFI enabled metro city, which is like another feather in its cap. The govt has further plans to bring the entire Kolkata telephones under the 4G coverage.
So where are the maximum number of jobs in Kolkata?
The boom of information technology is spread across all regions of India including Kolkata. The burgeoning economy of Kolkata can be safely accredited to the thriving IT sector in the city. The annual growth rate of this sector is reported at 70 percent a year which is double the national average. Some of the prestigious IT companies, where IT aspirants wish to work in Kolkata are HCL, AIG, TCS, Cognizant, IBM, Capegemini NIIT, PwC and many more. Further, Infosys has plans to invest near about 1000 crore in software venture that is likely to create 20,000 technology jobs while Wipro is all geared up to invest 800 crore in its second software campus which alone will offer employment opportunities to at least 15000 tech graduates.
The bottom line is a job in Kolkata in IT sector will not only help you to carve a niche career but lead a quality social life as well.