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Goethe-Institut Neu Delhi © Photo: Bernhard Ludewig Goethe-Institut Neu Delhi Photo: Bernhard Ludewig

About us

The Goethe-Institut in New Delhi like all the other institutes in India, is known as Max Mueller Bhavan – in honour of Max Müller (1823-1900), a scholar of comparative religion and co-founder of modern Indian studies. The institute organises and promotes a wide spectrum of cultural events in Delhi and other north Indian cities with the aim of presenting German culture, particularly its contemporary aspects, in India. Its artistic and reflexive programmes and projects are developed in close cooperation with Indian partner institutions.

The Goethe-Institut New Delhi is the best-known centre in the city for German courses and internationally recognised examinations. In addition to general language courses covering all levels for adults and teens, our offer includes a wide range of special courses as well as company courses. The language courses are supplemented by an extensive examination programme. Students who wish to study German at Goethe Institutes in Germany should contact our course office.

The Goethe-Institut New Delhi is also a teachers’ training institute and conducts workshops and seminars on teaching German as a foreign language. In addition, it supports our language course cooperation partners in the region (including Chandigarh, Hyderabad and Kathmandu).

The library at the Goethe-Institut New Delhi provides information about current aspects of cultural, social and political life in Germany.  We offer a wide range of media and information services for all interested in contemporary Germany or in teaching and studying German as a foreign language. Our eLibrary is accessible to everyone in India.

The department of library and information services cooperates with institutions, publishing houses and libraries in India and fosters the translation of German literature as well as the professional exchange with Germany.

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