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Important Information

In light of the rapidly evolving COVID 19 situation, the Goethe-Institut / Max Mueller Bhavan Kolkata is entirely closed, including the library and café. All physical classes, examinations, registrations for physical classes and examinations and programmes are postponed till further notice.

From 30th March 2020 till further notice all language courses will be offered as online courses.

The borrowing time for all items borrowed from our library is automatically extended till end of April so that nobody needs to worry about returning these at the moment. All are welcome to make use of our free e-library (ONLEIHE):

While the team of Goethe-Institut Kolkata will work in home-office, we kindly ask for your understanding that there may be delays. We will reply to your message as soon as possible.

Due to the unpredictable situation of the COVID 19 though, we are not in a position to give any dates for the beginning of the new classes or any exams or programmes yet.

Barring queries about dates, if you have any other questions to our language department, you can call the following mobile number +91 9836022993 on Monday, Tuesday and Thursday, Friday from 12pm – 4pm.

Kindly continue following us on our website and the social media platform for further updates.

Stay healthy and protect yourself and others!

Your team from the Goethe-Institut Kolkata

Beethoven - Eastern Variations © Varun Desai

Beethoven - Eastern Variations

By Varun Desai (Kolkata) & Ulrich Mertin (Istanbul)
A project on the occasion of the 250th birth anniversary of Ludwig van Beethoven initiated by Goethe-Institut.

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

Forgotten and Recalled
My Parents' World

As the world is now gripped with the Syrian refugee crisis and debates rage on their acceptance in various countries in Europe, it may be the right time to look back into some of the biggest refugee crises and human migration in recent history. The debates centre mostly around the broader theme of what impact the refugees would have if they are allowed to settle in a particular society.