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.

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.

International German Olympiad 2018 © Internationale Deutscholympiade 2018

International German Olympiad 2018

The International German Olympiad (IDO – Internationale Deutscholympiade) is the largest German language contest in the world. Every 2 years, students from around the world demonstrate their German knowledge.

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”.


Raggabund © Raggabund


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

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.