We are there for you!

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

  • book a course / take an examination
  • borrow and return media with prior appointment with our library
  • attend multifaceted cultural programmes in online-format

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!