The cultural societies in India (Jaipur and Rourkela) all have their own individual programmes and priorities. In most cases they operate cultural or language centres offering activities to promote the German language and culture. These activities vary, depending on their objectives and priorities.
Typical activities include:
- cultural events related to Germany
- German courses
- projects offering information on Germany
- personal contacts in Germany
Unlike the Goethe Institutes, German cultural societies abroad are not German institutions. They are established in the country where they operate.
Like the Goethe-Institut, they work in accordance with the principles of foreign cultural and educational policy. They work intensively with the Goethe Institutes in a spirit of trust and cooperation, but without contractual arrangements. Through the responsible German office abroad, they receive a substantial annual budget subsidy from German public funds.