The Goethe-Institut in New Delhi like all the other institutes in India, is known as Max Mueller Bhavan – in honour of Max Müller (1823-1900), a scholar of comparative religion and co-founder of modern Indian studies. The institute organises and promotes a wide spectrum of cultural events in Delhi and other north Indian cities with the aim of presenting German culture, particularly its contemporary aspects, in India. Its artistic and reflexive programmes and projects are developed in close cooperation with Indian partner institutions.
The Goethe-Institut New Delhi is the best-known centre in the city for German courses and internationally recognised examinations. In addition to general language courses covering all levels for adults and teens, our offer includes a wide range of special courses as well as company courses. The language courses are supplemented by an extensive examination programme. Students who wish to study German at Goethe Institutes in Germany should contact our course office.
The Goethe-Institut New Delhi is also a teachers’ training institute and conducts workshops and seminars on teaching German as a foreign language. In addition, it supports our language course cooperation partners in the region (including Chandigarh, Hyderabad and Kathmandu).
The Regional Information Centre at the Goethe-Institut New Delhi provides information about current aspects of cultural, social and political life in Germany and is the base for the central information service of the Goethe Institutes in India. We stock a wide range of media, provide newsletters on diverse issues and offer access to data banks. The Goethe-Institut promotes library cooperation and works in partnership with other institutions in this field to conduct joint events and projects.