Important Information

In light of the rapidly evolving COVID 19 situation, the Goethe-Institut / Max Mueller Bhavan Kolkata is shut for visitors / students till further notice. All physical classes, registrations for physical classes and non-online registration for examinations, and programmes are postponed till further notice.

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

Exams are being conducted. For Examination Schedule January - February 2021, please click here Please write to for more information.

Our library is partly open for returning and borrowing materials from 16 November 2020, based on prior appointment only.  All materials issued before the lockdown can now be returned. You are also allowed to borrow materials from the library. Please write to for fixing an appointment.
Days: Wednesdays and Thursdays
Time: 11.00 am to 1.00 pm
           3.00 pm to 5.00 pm 

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 classroom courses or programmes yet.

Barring queries about dates, if you have any other questions to our language department, you can call us on the following numbers: +91 33 2264 6398 / 6602 / 6424,  Monday to Friday from 10 am – 4 pm.

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

What we offer

German courses

Learn German with the international market leader for German courses.

German exams

You can get your language skills certified by taking a Goethe-Institut exam.

Teaching German

Goethe-Institut supports German teachers and educational institutions, offers advanced training, develops teaching and learning materials and concepts. We also conduct events to motivate German learners.


Learn more about society, politics, and culture in Germany.

About us

We promote knowledge of the German language abroad and foster international cultural cooperation.

Current Projects

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

Forgotten and Recalled
Inherited Memories

As the debates on the refugee crisis continue, we 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.

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.


Indo-European Residency Kolkata

Despite the current situation, the members of the EUNIC Cluster of Kolkata managed to organise their first meeting and officially launched the project of the next Indo-European Residency Kolkata with the fifth country joining hands to bring the best of artists. Alliance Française du Bengale, Goethe-Institut / Max Mueller Bhavan Kolkata, British Council Kolkata and CIMA welcome the Consulate General of Italy. Looking forward to the project after the present situation betters. Till then stay healthy!