The Goethe-Institut is named after the renowned German scholar Johann Wolfgang von Goethe. It is a non-profit German cultural institution operational worldwide, promoting the study of the German language abroad and encouraging international cultural exchange and relations.

The Goethe-Institut also fosters knowledge about Germany by providing information on German culture, society and politics. This includes not only the exchange of films, music, theatre, literature, and the like, but also the values of civil society. Goethe cultural societies and language centers have played a central role in the cultural and educational policies of Germany for close to 60 years.

In order to further promote German language and cultural activities across the world, the Goethe-Institut has also set up a network of Goethe-Centres (Goethe-Zentrum) in several cities including Ahmedabad, Chandigarh, Coimbatore, Hyderabad, Trivandrum and Kochi. These centres work in strict alignment with the Goethe-Institut while planning and executing the German language courses and examinations.  

For more information on the Goethe-Institutes in India, please visit:

www.goethe.de/india