We are there for you!

We are in the worst phase of the pandemic so far. We at the Goethe-Institut / Max Mueller Bhavan Kolkata would like to express our solidarity with all of you - our partners, students of German language and friends.

We are connected with you in the fight against this pandemic. We wish you much strength and energy and hope that together we will soon overcome this difficult time.

Stay healthy, protect yourself and your surroundings, take care of yourself and others!

We are there for you, even though the institute remains closed for visitors due to the COVID 19 situation. You can:

  • book an online course (Language department will be available on mobile numbers 9836183480 and 9836022993, Monday to Friday, 10 am - 6 pm)
  • attend multifaceted cultural programmes in online-format
Due to the current lockdown in West Bengal, the returning and borrowing of library media is unfortunately not possible at the moment. 

With the Goethe-Institut's eLibrary Onleihe you can download and borrow a wide range of digital media such as eBooks, ePapers, eMusic, eAudios and eVideos.

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.

Current Projects

Docu-Forum generic image © Goethe-Institut Kolkata/Design:Sharanya Chattopadhyay

Documentary Films

Docu-Forum is a platform for showcasing good documentary cinema from Germany and South Asia. It aims to promote documentary cinema as a genre and gives the audience an opportunity to engage in a dialogue with the film-maker. Due to the present situation, the programme is available for online-viewing for audiences from India, Bangladesh, Pakistan and Srilanka.

German List current projects © Goethe-Institut Kolkata

German List
'How can you hear...'

A new series of online live streamings that will allow people of intellectual rigour to engage with each other in the real world and create a corpus of contemporary political, philosophical, literary and socially concerned conversations.

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 one of the biggest refugee crises and human migration in recent history. The discussion mostly revolves around the broad issue of what the long-term impact would be if refugees were allowed to settle in a particular society.