Top 10 Companies Offering the Best Internships In Kolkata

The City of Joy, Kolkata pays homage to countless talented faces, some of which chase money and other dreams. Though there are tons of critics who call the city politicised with its work culture and unhealthy working environment, we strongly feel that it is a somewhat archaic view. With time the city has evolved not only economically, but culturally as well. Kolkata provides students with opportunities where they can get both money and dream accomplishment through short-term internship programs.

To put forward our view, we have compiled a list of top 10 companies offering the best internship programs for students in Kolkata.

UrbanClap Technologies India Pvt. Ltd.

Despite the fact that they started their business with just three services in one city, today UrbanClap is a leading employer in the capital of West Bengal. With more than 1000 employees, the company offers full authority to its interns during the internship tenure. The work culture at UC gives the interns an ownership and decision making ability to experiment, fail, learn, and excel at their respective roles. The company also has a record of an excellent work culture, where even the co-founders and VP, personally take care of development goals for the interns. Prominent intern roles in the company include working in the operations, supply re-engagement, activity survey, and efficiency improvement.

Stipend Range: 5000-10,000 INR

Intern Insight: The working environment in UC is different with no bossy culture and countless opportunities to learn & execute on your own. The companies offer freedom to work from home or office, and allows you to sit wherever you want to sit either on a beanbag, workstation, meeting room, or bunk-bed. No dress code, no formals, you can wear whatever you like. Flexible office timings, in-door & outdoor parties, outstation trips, in-house gym, free lunch & dinner, shuttle service, and 5 days working makes it students’ favourite.


Named as the world's fourth most admired IT Services Company, Cognizant has its 2nd largest office in Kolkata. 15000 employees working from the Cognizant’s Kolkata office, make Cognizant the second largest IT employer in the state only after TCS. As the IT giant continues to grow, it welcomes fresh talent with open arms. Some interns work as long as one year in the company as they fall in love with the culture and the work. Here the interns are free to make their own decision and are given full ownership of the work assignment. The stipend is competitive and perks like team lunches, movie outings and weekend trips are surely lucrative.

Stipend Range: 8000-12,000 INR

Intern Insight: The working environment in Cognizant is very cool with flexible timing and freedom to wear whatever you want. The office environment is relaxed and although a lot of work is being done, there is no visible tension. The seniors are friendly and approachable. The office campus is beautiful and the huge cafeteria leaves you spoilt for choices.

Note: Cognizant has a history of extending a pre-placement offer to a large majority of its interns.

Hindustan Copper Ltd.

Please don't be mistaken with the logo of Hindustan Copper Ltd (HCL) with that of HCL Technologies. All-in-all, Hindustan Copper Ltd (HCL) is the only vertically integrated copper producer in India with its central office located in Kolkata. For students from mechanical and metallurgical engineering branches, Hindustan Copper is one of the best places to intern where they can get exposure on a wide spectrum of activities ranging from Mining to Smelting, Beneficiation, and Refining, etc. Some students even get a chance to v