German Consulate General Kolkata

Mallabpur NGO visit

Visit to the Mallabpur People Rural Development Society NGO

Vice Consul Ms. Grossmann recently visited the NGO Mallabpur People Rural Development Society. The German Consulate General Kolkata provided a grant to the NGO under the Micro Project scheme to build a proper roof for four classrooms of the primary school.

Welcome to the German Consulate General Kolkata

States of West Bengal, Bihar, Jharkhand, Odisha, Assam, Arunachal Pradesh, Manipur, Meghalaya, Mizoram, Nagaland and Tripura belong to the consular area of the German Consulate General Kolkata

Terre des Hommes Event

Visit to Terre des Hommes

Recently, the German-based NGO Terre des Hommes organized a Two-day cultural programme to create awareness of the rights of children affected by poverty, destitution, abandonment, violence and hunger to mark the 40th anniversary of the organization. German Consul General Mr. Olaf Iversen along with Ms. Sabina Pandey, Eastern Regional Director of Indo-German Chamber of Commerce (IGCC) also took part in the celebrations. Ms. Shashi Panja, Minister of state for women & child welfare and social welfare, was the chief guest of the event.

TDE 2015

25 Years of the German Unity Day

German Consulate General Kolkata celebrated 25 years of the German Unity Day on 3rd October 2015 at the Taj Bengal Hotel.

Message from Dr Frank-Walter Steinmeier, Federal Minister for Foreign Affairs, on the occasion of the Day of German Unity, 3 October 2015

Twenty-five years of German unity. 3 October 2015 is an occasion for us Germans to celebrate, but also to look back with gratitude. Back when the Helsinki Final Act was signed 40 years ago, we Germans and our neighbours were already witnessing the advent of a new era in European relations.... 

German Consulate General Kolkata Team

Team of the German Consulate General Kolkata 35 years back!

This picture was taken on a special occasion when German Ambassador to India Mr. Dirk Oncken visited Kolkata. Interesting fact is that the Consul General Mr. Olaf Iversen (second one from right) is also to be seen in this picture, somewhat younger than today.

Student Group from Ranchi

Visit of the Student Group from Ranchi

Recently a student’s group from Ranchi visited the German Consulate General Kolkata who would be soon visiting Germany for an inter-cultural exchange and development programme through the Gossner Evangelical Lutheran Church (GELC), Ranchi, Jharkhand. The students not only greeted the entire team of the German Consulate in the traditional Adivasi style “Santal community”, but also presented their traditional dance form.

Consul General Iversen gets a warm welcome at ‘German Doctors’ in Howrah

Visit to ‘German Doctors‘

Maiden visit of the Consul General Iversen and some of his new staff to ‘German Doctors’, who have been working in India since last 32 years. The German delegation got firsthand information on the daily activities of the Indian and German staff at the dispensary at Foreshore Road, the Howrah Tuberculosis Hospital for men, the facility for women suffering from tuberculosis and the Tuberculosis Hospital for Children. Apart from visiting the ward dedicated to children's nutrition program in the children's hospital, they were also informed about the activities of the partner organization, Howrah South Point. The visitors were deeply impressed by the dedication and commitment of all the employees there. 

ReDiscover Germany - Higher Education & Beyond

ReDiscover Germany – Higher Education & Beyond

On Saturday, 5 September 2015, 09:30hrs,  At Goethe-Institut/ Max Mueller Bhavan, 8 Ballygunge Circular Road, Kolkata,  Register on 

Order of Merit to Mrs. Monika Naik

German Order of Merit to Mrs. Monika Naik

The German Federal President has awarded Mrs. Monika Naik of Bantra St Thomas Home Welfare Society in Howrah with the Cross of the Order of Merit of the Federal Republic of Germany. On 10 July Consul-General Rainer Schmiedchen handed over the Order of Merit to Mrs. Naik. For long time she has been the anchor woman of St. Thomas' co-operation with the "German Doctors" aimed at fighting tuberculosis in West Bengal and East India.

NGO visit

Visit to Gandhi Vichar Parisad in Bankura

Team members of the German Consulate General Kolkata visited the Gandhi Vichar Parisad NGO in Bankura which was financed under the Micro Project Scheme. The aid was given to empower women by providing them vocational training and helping them earn their livelihood.

Visit to Geological Survey of India

Visit to Geological Survey of India in Kolkata

Anne Herms, who recently joined the Consulate General for a practice course, met officers of the Geological Survey of India, Kolkata, and learned in a session on the regional geology that earthquake hazard in Kolkata is currently moderate.

Micro Projct Mallabpur

Micro Projects 2015

Mallabpur People Rural Development Society in South-24 Parganas, West Bengal, who has been given financial assistance under the micro project scheme of the German Consulate General Kolkata, is already ahead of the schedule and the construction is going on in full swing. The aid was given to construct a solid roof for the school building to improve the learning conditions of the children. Learn more about our micro projects:

Kolkata Consulate General

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Time and weather in Germany

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Address & Contact

1 Hastings Park Road, Alipore, Kolkata 700027

Tel:+91-(0)33-2479 1142/ 2439 8906



+91-(0)33-2479 1141

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Fri: 0900-1000h

Fax:+91-(0)33-2479 3028

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1st International Kolkata Comic Workshop

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The German Consulate General in Kolkata issues visas for residents under its consular area, which includes the states of: West Bengal, Bihar, Jharkhand, Odisha, Assam, Arunachal Pradesh, Manipur, Megh...

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