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NAVAL SERVICE SELECTION CENTRE- KOLKATA, SSB KOLKATA


History

It is Navy’s first full-fledged Service Selection Board (SSB).

This is the fifth Service Selection Board of the Indian Navy and caters for selection of both Permanent and Short Service Commission officers.

NSB has all the facilities to provide the candidates with a memorable and comfortable stay.

Headed by an officer of the rank of Major General.

This board is meant to take SSB Interview for the candidates opting for Indian Navy.

Generally, the candidates for 10+2 Cadet Entry for Navy are called for SSB interview in NSB.

NOTE:

The selection center is beautiful, having all the facilities like STD, Mess, Café, Laundry, etc.




History of the city

Kolkata, formerly known as Calcutta in English, is the capital of the Indian state of West Bengal

It is located in eastern India on the east bank of the River Hooghly.

Kolkata was the capital of the British Indian empire until 1911 when the capital was relocated to Delhi.

Labelled the "Cultural Capital of India", "The City of Processions", "The City of Palaces", and the "City of Joy", Kolkata has also been home to prominent people such as, Raja Ram Mohan Roy, Rani Rashmoni, Amartya Sen, Ishwar Chandra Vidyasagar, Rabindranath Tagore, etc.

The city was a colonial city developed by the British East India Company and then by the British Empire. Kolkata grew rapidly in the 19th century to become the second city of the British Indian Empire.




Facts about Kolkata

The Great Banyan Tree in the Botanical Gargen in Kolkata is the largest tree in the world in terms of area covered.

Going by seating capacity, the Eden Gardens Cricket Ground is the stadium is the third largest cricket stadium in the world.

Science City is the Largest Science Centre in The Indian Subcontinent.

Operating since 1902, the Kolkata tram is one of its kind in India and the oldest running electric tram system in Asia.

Kolkata Metro Is the First Underground Metro Railway System in India.

The Royal Calcutta Golf Club Is the First Golf Club Ever, Outside The UK.

Salt Lake Stadium Is the Second Largest Football Stadium in The World.


Reporting & connectivity for Kolkata

SSB (Kolkata) Chhota Nadir Road Down Town Diamond Harbour South 24 Parganas West Bengal-743331

Reporting Point – Movement Control Office (MCO), Kolkata Junction Railway Station.

Connectivity for Kolkata

Rail – Kolkata/Howrah railway station

Airport – Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose International Airport

Road - Babughat Bus Stand, Garia Bus Stand, Esplanade Bus Terminus, etc.


Places of interest

Victoria Memorial - The Victoria Memorial is a large marble building, which is considered to be the pride of Kolkata. Built between 1906 and 1921, it is dedicated to the memory of Queen Victoria.


Fort William – It is a fort built in Kolkata on the eastern banks of the River Hooghly, the major distributary of Ganges, during the early years of the Bengal Presidency in the British India.


Howrah Bridge - Located over the Hooghly river in West Bengal, Howrah Bridge or the Rabindra Setu is the main connection between Howrah and Kolkata. It is a cantilever bridge and is regarded as one of the busiest ones among them.


The Birla Planetarium - It is a single-storeyed circular structure designed in the typical Indian style, whose architecture is designed on the Buddhist Stupa at Sanchi.


Eden Garden - Popular as the largest cricket stadium in the India and the second largest in the world, the Eden Gardens can seat 66,000 spectators. It is set amidst an adjoining garden where Eden- related to the one-time Governor of Aukland and her sister would stroll during the evenings.


The Botanical Gardens – It was founded by Robert Kyd in 1787. Protected by the Botanical Survey of India, it stretches over 109 hectares. A Banyan tree in the garden, of more than 330 m circumference, known as The Great Banyan, is the largest tree in the world.

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