Events and Competitions

Activating pupils is one of the most important – and sometimes most difficult – challenges any teacher faces. The Goethe-Institut India has therefore put together a series of cultural events and competitions designed to help you motivate your pupils and to make learning German more fun.
IDO 2020 © Goethe-Institut

Internationale Deutscholympiade 2020

The next Internationale Deutscholympiade, the world’s biggest German language contest, will be held in Dresden from 26 July to 8 August 2020. Every two years, 150 high schoolers from 75 countries gather together in Germany to compete in the finals in their favourite foreign language.

The preliminary exam will take place on 18.01.2020.

PASCH Alumni Treffen © Goethe-Institut /Max Mueller Bhavan

PASCH Alumni Meet (for South Asia) 2019

From November 28 to November 30, 2019 the Goethe-Institut and ZfA are organizing the first regional PASCH alumni meeting in New Delhi. 25 PASCH alumni from India and Sri Lanka are participating in the event.

Namaste Deutschland ©Goethe-Institut / Sanyam

Namaste Deutschland 2019

The biggest annual event for German learners in schools Namaste Deutschland was organised succesfully  by the Goethe-Institut New Delhi on 19.10.2019 at DPS Gurugram. 1200 students from 55 PASCH and BKD schools took part with great motivation in numerous competitions and workshops along with lots of exciting games on the theme of the event „Sports in Germany.

GSL 2019 © Goethe-Institut / Sanyam

Goethe Super League 2019

Under the motto Motivation for German, the Goethe-Institut New Delhi organized the Goethe Super League (GSL) from 15.10. to 19.10.2019 in a precedence set by the football tournament in Tamil Nadu in Delhi NCR. The football tournament was officially opened on 15. 10.2019 in the PASCH School Springdales School in Delhi. The highlight was the exciting final round on 19.10.2019 as a part of the grand annual German school festival "Namaste Deutschland" at a non PASCH school DPS Gurgaon.

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DiGi-DaF: German Teachers Conference North India/Nepal 2019

Goethe-Institut is organizing the yearly German Teachers Conference „DiGi-DaF“ for around 200 teachers from North India from 24.08. - 25.08.2019. DiGi-DaF has a wide and attractive training programme to offer with a theatre performance and a concert. Digi-DaF provides a framework for professional exchange and networking. You can also inform yourself not only about the latest developments in the field of teaching German as a foreign language but also from the Goethe world.

DLP ©Goethe-Institut / Max Mueller Bhavan

Best german teacher of India 2019

You are a German teacher with great enthusiasm for the German language and have high professional standards? Your profession is your vocation and you  passionately engage yourself in the class to ensure that your students enjoy learning German?

Then "India's best German teacher in 2019" ist the right competition for you to participate in! Take a look and explore how you can win many valuable prizes with a creative presentation of your skills.

UMDENKEN -  Learning from Nature ©kwasny221 – Fotolia

Rethinking - learning from nature

Water, fire, earth and air: Without them, there is no life. Human kind knows this, and uses the elements. After the balance between use and damage to nature has been lost in many places now, a time of rethinking has begun.

German Teachers Conference South Asia © Goethe-Institut / Max Mueller Bhavan

German Teachers Conference South Asia

InDaF, the Indo-German Teachers Association and the Goethe-Institut/Max Mueller Bhavan are organizing a conference for German teachers from 9.02.2018 to 11.02.2018 at India International Centre, New Delhi.
The conference celebrates the 10th Anniversary of “InDaF” and “PASCH- Schools: Partners for the future”.


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The Goethe-Institut / Max Mueller Bhavan soon represents the German band RAGGABUND ( in South Asian countries such just Pakistan, Sri-Lanka and in various cities in India from 12th October to 17th November 2017.

Bilder zur Ausstellung „Erfinderland Deutschland  - Baukasten Forschung“ © jim /

Land of Inventors

Pivotal German inventions from the natural sciences: Games, films, and an exhibition on historic discoveries and leading-edge innovations.

German Chancellor Angela Merkel meets the winners of "Startup with German" © Bundeskanzleramt

Start up with German
When dreams come true...

31 school students, 4 teachers, a one-month German language scholarship in Germany and the opportunity of a lifetime to meet and interact with German Chancellor, Angela Merkel.

Youth camps: learning together, from each other Photo: Goetrhe-Institut / Max Mueller Bhavan

Youth camps

Every year the Goethe-Institut organises international youth camps in India and sometimes also in Sri Lanka or Nepal, for school students learning German.

Gruppenbild mit Dame © Patrick Protz

Group Portrait with a lady

German pupils and teachers from India take a three-week journey to the place where their elective subject is part of everyday life. They delight in pedestrian traffic lights, waste separation and chocolate, but most of all in their visit to see Chancellor Angela Merkel.