We are there for you!

We are in the worst phase of the pandemic so far. We at the Goethe-Institut / Max Mueller Bhavan Kolkata would like to express our solidarity with all of you - our partners, students of German language and friends.

We are connected with you in the fight against this pandemic. We wish you much strength and energy and hope that together we will soon overcome this difficult time.

Stay healthy, protect yourself and your surroundings, take care of yourself and others!

We are there for you, even though the institute remains closed for visitors due to the COVID 19 situation. You can:

  • book an online course and give the Goethe Zertifikat A2 Exam (Language department will be available on mobile numbers 9836183480 and 9836022993, Monday to Friday, 10 am - 6 pm)
  • attend multifaceted cultural programmes in online-format
Due to the current lockdown in West Bengal, the returning and borrowing of library media is unfortunately not possible at the moment. 

With the Goethe-Institut's eLibrary Onleihe you can download and borrow a wide range of digital media such as eBooks, ePapers, eMusic, eAudios and eVideos.

What we offer


Learn more about society, politics, and culture in Germany.

About us

We promote knowledge of the German language abroad and foster international cultural cooperation.

Current Projects



SAAI–Super Artistic AI–Factory is the first contemporary art based hackathon on artificial intelligence. SAAI Factory calls for hackers, artists, coders, designers, tech evangelists, creatives, and developers from all disciplines to explore artificial intelligence as a means and field of artistic practice.

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German List
'How can you hear...'

A new series of online live streamings that will allow people of intellectual rigour to engage with each other in the real world and create a corpus of contemporary political, philosophical, literary and socially concerned conversations.

Logo Inherited memories © Goethe-Institut / Max Mueller Bhavan Kolkata

Forgotten and Recalled
Inherited Memories

As the debates on the refugee crisis continue, we look back into one of the biggest refugee crises and human migration in recent history. The discussion mostly revolves around the broad issue of what the long-term impact would be if refugees were allowed to settle in a particular society.