German Consulate General in Bangalore

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German Chancellor Fellowship - Launch your career in Germany

Implement your project with a German Chancellor Fellowship.

The Alexander von Humboldt Foundation offers prospective leaders from Brazil, China, India, Russia and the USA the opportunity to conduct a project as guests of the partner of their choice in Germany. With the support of your host you can spend a year concentrating on a project you have chosen yourself and give your career that crucial boost.
German Chancellor Fellowships are open to an array of sectors such as politics, economics, media, administration and culture. The Chancellor of the Federal Republic of Germany is the patron of this fellowship programme. Submit your application by 15 September. The fellowship begins on 1 October of the following year.

Alumniportal Germany - 100.000 people participating!

"We had a great time in Germany - and now we can stay in touch via the Alumniportal Deutschland!" More than 100.000 members from 190 countries have alredy registered themselves on the Alumniportal Germany. The portal is meant for Germany-Alumni, i.e. poeple from all over the world, who studied, researched or worked in Germany or who have had an education at a German institution abroad.

Germany wins FIFA world cup 2014!

A nail biting finish ensured that Germany takes home the FIFA world cup 2014. After 24 years the German team wins the world cup thanks to Götze’s winning goal against Argentina at the 113th minute of extra time sealing the aspirations of millions of German fans all over the world.
The FIFA 2014 has been an amazing journey not only for the German football team in Brazil but also for the German Consulate in Bangalore. Who would have thought Bangalore was such a football crazy city! All the live screening events organized by the German Consulate have been overfull with football enthusiasts and eager fans.
The Consulate General organized public screenings of 4 important matches of the German football team in Bangalore and 1 in Trivandrum. The screenings brought the Indian and the German community closer, with such a mega success and over 1800 totally attending the events, the atmosphere was electrifying. The Consul General Mr. Rohde would like to thank the sponsors for their support and the people of Bangalore for their football zeal.
It was a memorable occasion and an eclectic mix when the French Consulate also took part for the public screening of the quarterfinal match against France.
Even though in the end there is only one winner, the German the French and the Indian Community would particularly remember that evening.

The Consul General inaugurates the new premises of FVTRS

Mr. Jörn Rohde the Consul General of Germany in Bangalore unveiled the Plaque and cut open the ribbon to officially inaugurate the new office building of the Functional Vocational Training and Research Society (FVTRS) on 24th June 2014.

FVTRS was initiated by Misereor, Germany in 1993 with the main objective of promoting vocational training in the informal sector among school dropout and illiterate youth across the country enabling them to build livelihoods on their own. It also focusses on building their entrepreneurial abilities.

FVTRS has so far trained more than one lakh twenty thousand youth in various vocational trades. It is to be noted that women trainees exceed men and more than 70 per cent of the trained youth have found suitable placements – either employed or self-employed.

Mr. Jörn Rohde in his address appreciated the work done by FVTRS across the country and emphasized the need to bridge the skill gap in India especially among the unorganized sector. He expressed his happiness at his participation in the event.


Concert of letters

What Robert Schumann and Clara Wieck wrote to each other in the early 19th century - a concert that took place on 4th June 2014 at Alliance Francaise.

CeBIT will host its inaugural trade fair in Bangalore

CeBIT comes to Bangalore

In the latest step in its fast-paced international growth programme, Deutsche Messe is exporting one of its flagship shows to India. CeBIT India will premiere at the International Exhibition Centre in Bangalore from 11 to 14 November 2014.

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Wacken Metal Battle India - on 24/ 25 May in Bangalore with SuidAkrA!

Headbanging as a Cultural exchange– Wacken Metal Battle in India with special guest SuidAkrA.

A cultural exchange between two countries which couldn’t be any more different. In May Heavy Metal history will be written: SuidAkrA is the first international band that tours through India. The tour is on the occasion of the Indian Wacken Metal Battle and includes six cities.

The extraordinary project is a result of the cooperation between different organizations. The promoters of the Wacken Open Air as well as the promoter of the Bangalore Open Air and the Goethe-Institut Max Mueller Bhavan in Bangalore support the tour.

The Wacken Metal Battle is a worldwide music contest where Heavy Metal bands from over thirty countries participate. At the end thirty international bands meet up for the grand finale at the Wacken Open Air.

SuidAkrA is the headliner of the six Metal Battle shows in India. In the last years the band became more and more famous in India’s constantly growing metal community. This year, once again the German band enables the exchange between German and Indian metalheads possible.

dena meeting with the Honorable Chief Secretary Kaushik Mukherjee

German Energy Agency (dena) in Bangalore

From 18 – 21 March 2014, Mrs. Gabriele Eichner, Project Director for Renewable Energies at the German Energy Agency (dena) visited Bangalore. Her agenda included discussions with German institutions and companies as well as  meetings with the Honorable Chief Secretary, Mr. Kaushik Mukherjee, the Additional Chief Secretary / Energy Department, Mr. Ravikumar and the Managing Director of the Karnataka Renewable Energy Development Ltd., Mr. G V Balaram.

dena supports lighthouse projects to use renewable energy and to increase energy efficiency.

Conference on Gustav Hermann Krumbiegel

Shaping Bangalore's landscape: Gustav Hermann Krumbiegel

On Tuesday, 25 March 2014, German specialist in landscape gardening Dr. Anja Eppert from Dresden reported about her findings in public and private archives on the German National who contributed to Bangalore’s character as Garden City: Gustav Hermann Krumbiegel (1865-1956). Her lecture in the Consulate General of Germany was attended by eminent experts such as Dr. Hittalmani, Mr. Narayanaswamy and Dr. Sumangala. A growing number of citizens of Bangalore shows interest in Mr. Krumbiegels work and legacy.

Prof. Dr. Lutz Raphael in Bangalore

Establishing new ties in the disciplines of history and social sciences

On Friday, 7 March 2014, Professor Dr. Lutz Raphael, historian and winner of the prestigious Leibniz award, in cooperation with the Indian Council of Historical Research in Bangalore, gave a lecture on democracy and pluralism in scholarship on contemporary history in European countries. His lecture invited the public to compare the European situation with the situation in Asian countries. Dr. Aruni and his team impressed by great hospitality. The scientific cooperation between India and Germany is as intensive as never before, especially in natural sciences and engineering. The initiative of the funding agency DFG (Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft) to establish new ties in the disciplines of history and social sciences is most welcome. Two more eminent historians are expected to come to Bangalore in the framework of this programme in due course.

Bundespräsident Gauck in Bangalore

German President Joachim Gauck visits Bangalore

On his first State Visit to India, Federal President Joachim Gauck and Ms. Daniela Schadt came to Bangalore from 7 - 9 February 2014.

Their agenda included a visit of Infosys and Bosch as well as interactions with Unicef, Don Bosco and the Gubbi Coir Cluster Unit.

The Federal President was be accompanied by a German business delegation who visited companies in the Bangalore region.

Bangalore Consulate General

German Consulate General Bangalore


Germany in India

German Consulate General in Bangalore

2nd & 3rd floor, "Cash Pharmacy Building"
Corner St. Mark's Road & Residency Road
Bangalore 560 025
+91-80-45 300 100
German National Visas:
please dial option "2" (MON - THU from 14:00 - 15:30 hrs.)
Schengen Visas (VFS):
+91-22-67 86 60 13
+91-80-45 300 148



Please note: Entry to the consular & visa section is only permitted with prior appointment, which you can ONLY schedule online Please bring a print-out of your confirmation e-mail along.


Please note that the Consulate General will remain closed on Friday, 15th August.

General Visa information


Depending on the purpose and duration of your stay in Germany you can either apply for a short-term "Schengen visa" or for a long-term "German national visa" for stays over 90 days. The German Missions in India have started outsourcing the handling of SCHENGEN visa applications to VFS Global. Now, every client will have the option to submit his/her visa application at a nearby Visa Application Centre.

Consular Services for Indian Nationals


Indian citizens are provided comprehensive consular services at the German Missions, including attestation of docuemtns, signatures and copies as well as general information on consular matters.

Science Circle

Germany and India: Infinite Opportunities

To promote Indo-German Scientific Cooperation the German Consulate General Bangalore and its partners created a platform for German scientists to share their latest research findings with their Indian counterparts.

Studying in Germany

The DAAD Information point at the German Consulate General in Bangalore provides comprehensive and free advice to all those interested in study and research in Germany. 

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German Consul General Jörn Rohde

German Consul General Jörn Rohde

Since July 2013, Mr. Jörn Rohde is the Consul General of the Federal Republic of Germany in Bangalore.