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

Start up with German
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.

Gruppenbild mit Dame © Patrick Protz

Group Portrait with a lady

German pupils and teachers from India take a three-week journey to the place where their elective subject is part of everyday life. They delight in pedestrian traffic lights, waste separation and chocolate, but most of all in their visit to see Chancellor Angela Merkel.