German Consul General Margit Hellwig-BötteEnlarge image Consul General Hellwig-Bötte (© Auswärtiges Amt)
Bangalore is a vibrant, thriving and a dynamic place full of start-ups and creative young people with business ideas; a megacity with opportunities and entrepreneurship. Let me welcome you to the website of the German Consulate General in Bengaluru.
As an export nation and a business location, Germany considers South India, and especially Bengaluru, of great significance. Bengaluru is where the technological heart of India beats. It is of no surprise that this region acts as a magnet to foreign investors, especially to those from Germany. The very presence of more than 200 Indo-German ventures, with substantial investments and a large number of employees, is a very impressive proof to this fact. The Indo-German Chamber of Commerce (IGCC) and, since January 2017, also the German Engineering Federation (VDMA) support and strengthen the German business presence in Bengaluru.
Our customer-oriented visa section contributes to strengthening the exchange between our two countries.
With its numerous scientific institutions, Bengaluru is a top location for research in India. Being one of the most innovative industrial countries, Germany proves to be one of the two top partners to India in international scientific cooperation. The high number of initiatives and cooperations with universities and research institutions in Karnataka and Kerala, as well as the presence of Fraunhofer and DAAD with offices in Bengaluru, show just how important this partnership is to us.
Our partner Goethe-Institute / Max Mueller Bhavan has been present in Bengaluru for more than 50 years. The institute provides a broad range of cultural programmes as well as German language courses at all levels and houses a well-equipped library. Since 2008 the Goethe-Zentrum has been present in Trivandrum. Last year, it opened an additional centre in Kochi.
We are actively engaged in Karnataka and Kerala – a popular destination for German tourists.
We invite you to visit our website to learn more about our activities and those of our partners.
With best regards,