Prof. Partha P. Chakrabarti
Prof. Anupam Basu
Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur
Mr. Sambhunath Datta
Indian Institute of Information Technology Kalyani, Webel IT Park,
IIIT Kalyani Office
Kalyani is located in the Nadia district of West Bengal, within the Kolkata metropolitan area and is the administrative headquarter of Kalyani subdivision. Situated on the banks of Hooghly River, the city is spread over a sprawling area of 29.14 square kilometres (11.25 sq mi). Kalyani being a planned town, is characterized by underground sewerage system, paved roads forming rectangular grids, tree lined avenues and community parks.
The infrastructure in Kalyani has been adequately developed to give it a rich ambience for education and industrial growth with its roads, railways, river, power supply, underground sewerage system, solid waste management, fire brigade and police administration. Other than Indian Institute of Information Technology Kalyani, the city boasts to have two universities—Kalyani University and Bidhan Chandra Krishi Viswavidyalaya. Institutes of national importance like IISER and NIBMG have also got their campuses in Kalyani. The All India Institute of Medical Science will soon make its presence in Kalyani. In addition to the above, Kalyani is having three major hospitals and a medical college.
Reaching IIIT Kalyani
The nearest airport from Kalyani is Netaji Subhash Chanda Bose International Airport, Kolkata, the capital of West Bengal. The road distance from Kalyani to Kolkata airport is around 45 km and the normal travel time is approximately 1 hour and 10 minutes.
There are around 80 trains running daily connecting Kalyani and Kolkata and the travel time is around 1 hour and 30 minutes.
After getting down at Kalyani station, you can take a ‘Magic’ vehicle or a Toto going towards Triveni to reach IIIT Kalyani at WEBEL IT Park.
Kalyani is well connected by road link and is easily accessible by private transport and bus service from different places. The important bus routes connecting Kalyani are : Kalyani – Kolkata, Kalyani – Siliguri, Kalyani – Barakar (Bardhaman). Kalyani is linked with two very important National Highways via the Iswar Gupta Bridge, Delhi Road (NH 2) and Mumbai Road (NH 6).