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

We offer a comprehensive programme comprising authentic material, events for teachers and pupils and opportunities for professional development.

Library

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

Residency Projekt © Goethe-Institut Kolkata / Design: Friso Maecker

Residency
Indo-European Residency Kolkata

The Goethe-Institut / Max Mueller Bhavan Kolkata  and the Alliance Française du Bengale, in collaboration with the Kolkata based gallery CIMA  and Kala Bhavana, Visva Bharati University, Santiniketan, West Bengal are organizing the interdisciplinary Indo - European Residency Project Kolkata.

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

Forgotten and Recalled
My Parents' World

As the world is now gripped with the Syrian refugee crisis and debates rage on their acceptance in various countries in Europe, it may be the right time to 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.

Five Million Incidents © Goethe-Institut Kolkata

Call for Proposals
FIVE MILLION INCIDENTS

A project initiated by the Goethe-Institut / Max Mueller Bhavan New Delhi and Kolkata.
Do you want to celebrate, engage with and occupy time by thickening it with incidents that become unforgettable?  Do you want to experiment, redefine the boundaries of your practice, and call new publics into being?