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 © GI Kolkata

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 organizes the interdisciplinary Indo - European Residency Project Kolkata.
The third Indo European Residency in 2019 will see the British Council, Kolkata collaborating in the project as the fifth partner.

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.

Beethoven - Eastern Variations © Varun Desai

Music
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.