Events and Competitions

Events and Competitions © Goethe-Institut / Max Mueller Bhavan

Activating pupils is one of the most important – and sometimes most difficult – challenge any teacher faces. The Goethe-Institut India has therefore put together a series of cultural events and competitions for German learners and German teachers so that German can be learned and taught in a fun way. 

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Events and Competitions

Der Goethe-Adventskalender © Goethe-Institut

Goethe - Advent Calendar

Christmas is just around the corner. To make the time until the holidays go by faster, take a look at our Advent calendar, open the doors every day and find exciting surprises.

Wunderkind © Shutterstock / Prayrit Singh

Wunderkind: A quiz about Germany

For school students

Do you already know everything about Germany or would you like to get to know the country even better? Take our India-wide quiz about Germany and win fantastic prizes.

Namaste Europe © Goethe-Institut / Groupe Dejour

European Day of Languages 2021

The European Day of Languages has been celebrated since 2001. But it is not only in Europe that this day is celebrated. In South Asia region, we have been celebrating this day since 2019 in cooperation with schools and cultural and foreign representations of various European countries.

DLT © Colourbox / Prayrit Singh

German Teachers Conference- North India and Nepal

For German teachers

German Teacher Conferences are held every year in India in various parts of the country. The topic of this year's conference is "Vocational Education" and the motto of the conference is: "Schule. German. Beruf.".

Urban Spaces © Goethe-Institut

Urban Spaces

For students from Schools, Colleges and Universities  

Cities are colorful places where diverse people live together. With this project we aim to discuss urban design and work with young people to find innovative solutions for a better coexistence in our communities.

Berufe der Zukunft © by Groupe Dejour

Careers for the future

For schools, Colleges, Universities and technical institutions

The only constant in the world is change.  Like the rest of the world, the professional world is also undergoing a lot a changes. The professions which were in demand yesterday or are in demand today, might not be in demand tomorrow.

Skillcon © Colourbox / Prayrit Singh

SkillCon: Educators' Conclave on Promoting Skilling

For school leaders

CBSE in collaboration with the Goethe-Institut organised an educational conclave “SkillCon: Educators' Conclave on Promoting Skilling“ on 08.07.2021.

100 Years of Sophie Scholl © Prayrit Singh / Shutterstock

100 Jahre Sophie Scholl

Für school students

A 3D workshop for german learners from India, Pakistan and Germany-  “100 Jahre Sophie Scholl’’ is set to start on 09th April 2021. 

TGIF © by Groupe Dejour


For school principals

A series of webinars, where the top trending themes for pedagogical Trends 2021 shall be addressed by the subject experts, started on 19.02.21. As the name goes one Friday every month would be made interesting for the school principals teaching German in North India and Nepal.

Sprache und Diversität ©Shutterstock / Anjani Miglani

Language and Diversity Competition

For school students

Showcase your multilingual and creativity skills.
The aim of this competition is to find a connect between language and diversity.
What comes to your mind when you read these two words ''Language and Diversity''?

Maths for a better world ©Goethe-Institut / Prayrit Singh


For school students

Poster Challenge

In the Poster Challenge you were asked to create a poster using mathematics as a universal language

DLP © Colorbox / Prayrit Singh


For teachers

This competition was open to the Indian teachers, who have completed B2 and teach German at PASCH schools (FIT and DSD schools) or at any other school in India as well as in colleges, universities and institutes of higher learning. 

Binge Fever ©Anjani Miglani / Goethe Institut

„BINGE FEVER“ in class

For university/college students

Series such as  "Charite", "Deutschland 83" and "You are wanted" are driving up viewer numbers
The Goethe-Institut / Max Mueller Bhavan New Delhi would like to encourage you all to watch these series on Netflix or Amazon Prime. 



For school students

 combines the concepts of entrepreneurship and sustainability.
The central question is how we can live and operate sustainably in the future. During the workshop week, about 200 school students dealt with central topics of Sustainopreneurship

EDL ©Council of Europe


For school students

The European Day of Languages has been celebrated every year since 2001 on 26 September.
To mark this day Goethe-Institut / Max Mueller Bhavan New Delhi in collaboration with Mayo College Ajmer organised Inter-school German, French and Spanish Language Festival- NAMASTE EUROPE 2020 for students of different schools.



For school students

What comes to your mind when you hear the word “Diversity”? Pluralism or conflicts, togetherness or to adhere to the “cultures” created by the society.

IDO 2020 © Goethe-Institut

Deutscholympiade in Indien

For school students

The first digital National Olympiad was conducted in April by InDaF (The Indo German Teachers Association) in cooperation with the Goethe-Institut.

Unlock your creativity © Goethe-Institut / Max Mueller Bhavan

Locdown-Unlock your creativity

For school students

Currently, everything is a little bit different. You are not going to school. Use
your talent and your creativity to have fun and show others what you are good at!
Use your skills to show us what is happening in your life and around the world! Send us photos, drawings, pictures, texts, crafts, self-made memes and other creative ideas and win great prices! Feel free to work in teams of two and send us your project together.

Blue Brain Club

For school students

The brain is a fascinating organ and at the same time incredibly complex. More than 400 school students from the South Asian region wanted to know how this structure functions in our heads and controls our behavior

Ich habe einen Traum

For school students

Under the motto "ICH HABE EINEN TRAUM - I HAVE A DREAM", the Federal Foreign Office, together with Aufbau Verlag, the Thalia bookstore and the Tagesspiegel, was looking for children and young people who were enthusiastic about writing and wanted to publish their own texts. The e-book was sponsored by the bestselling author and entertainer Riccardo Simonetti.

Fridays for future © Goethe-Institut / Max Mueller Bhavan

Fridays for future

For school students

Do you think poverty, hunger, and climate change are challenges the society? Do you want to contribute towards a sustainable world?
The German learners from various schools in Kolkata, Chennai, Delhi, Dhaka, Karachi, Lahore, Lucknow, Islamabad, Pune, Mumbai, Peshawar, Jaipur und Kathmandu could relate to the above mentioned questions and hence are exchanging and working on their ideas on the topic of Sustainability. 

Memes für den Deutschunterricht © Goethe-Institut / Max Mueller Bhavan

Memes for my German class

For German teachers

As we know, change is a way towards growth, so why not apply that in our German classes. There are lot of new methods, formats and different kinds of text which can make learning more interesting.‘Memes’ is one of the text types which is very popular these days.   
A few weeks ago, we organized a Webinar on “Memes” and there was an overwhelming response from all the teachers across India. This has encouraged us to organise a competition for our teachers.

GSL 2019 © Goethe-Institut / Sanyam

Goethe Super League

For school students

Under the motto Motivation for German, the Goethe-Institut / Max Mueller Bhavan New Delhi organized the Goethe Super League (GSL) from 15.10. to 19.10.2019 in a precedence set by the football tournament in Tamil Nadu in Delhi NCR.

Conferences and Delegation Visits

Schulpartnerschaften und Jugendbegegnungen zu MINT und Digitalitem in Südasien und Deutschland ©Goethe-Institut / Max Mueller Bhavan

School partnerships and youth exchange on STEM and the digital education in South Asia and Germany

Promoting and Implementing Digital STEM Education is an important topic in Germany and in PASCH schools abroad. PASCH promotes education in German language by laying the foundation for future and supporting the students in their path to study, have a career in Germany.


PASCH-School Principals Conference

For school principals

From 22.01.2021 to 24.01.2021 the first virtual conference for School Principals of Northern South Asia will take place.
During the three-day conference, the PASCH initiative and its goals will be examined in more detail and the resulting perspectives for students in South Asia will be explored together with the school principals, also with regard to new relevant changes in the education sector in Germany and South Asia.

Exhibitions/Music Concerts/ Theaters

Rethinking - learning from nature

For school students

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.

Raggabund © Raggabund


For school students

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

For school students

Pivotal German inventions from the natural sciences: Games, films, and an exhibition on historic discoveries and leading-edge innovations.



Youth camps

For school students

Every year the Goethe-Institut organises international youth camps in India and sometimes also in Sri Lanka or Nepal, for school students learning German.