Education, Universities, Academics

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Education is the foundation of a society, which is constantly evolving. Institutions of training and higher education shape our lifelong learning. Germany presents itself as a partner for research and education within the Consulate General's jurisdiction. Read more to see, who contributes to this locally.

St. Martin at DSB-I

DSB - Deutsche Schule Bombay

The Deutsche Schule Bombay was founded in 1961 and is the oldest international school in Mumbai. It is a German and English medium school, catering to children between the ages of 3 to 16 years old, located in the Breach Candy area of South Mumbai. The DSB International School provides innovative curricular programmes in both the English and German sections from Kindergarten to Year 11. Its programmes are based on the best practices of the National Curriculum of England and German Curriculum of Thűringen, with adaptations to suit the student body.

PASCH - Partner School Initiative

PASCH - Schools: Partners for the Future

In February 2008 the Federal Foreign Office launched the “Schools: Partners for the Future” (PASCH) initiative. The aim of PASCH is to create and strengthen a global network of some 1500 partner schools with special links to Germany.


IGTC - Indo-German Training Centre

Modelled on the highly effective Dual Training System, the Indo-German Chamber of Commerce (IGCC) established the Indo-German Training Centre (IGTC) in India.  IGTC Mumbai was the first centre to be established in 1991, followed by IGTC Chennai in 2005 and IGTC Bangalore in 2008.   All the IGTCs share a common vision under the aegis of the IGCC. They collaborate with leading German organizations as well as other member companies to conduct an industry-driven Post Graduate Programme in Business Administration. Through this programme, theoretical learning in general management is interspersed with on-the-job practical training (internships) at a collaborating company, thereby giving students multiple opportunities to practically apply their acquired knowledge to live, cross-functional projects. 

iMove: Training - Made in Germany

iMove stands for International Marketing of Vocational Education. It is an initiative of the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF), with offices at the Federal Institute for Vocational Training (BIBB) in the Federal City of Bonn. The objective of the initiative is to promote international collaboration and the initiation of cooperation and business relationships in vocational training and continuing education. iMoe has a project office in German House in New Delhi. The download offers an overview of the vocational training projects in India. The latest success story is of Timbor Home Ltd. setting up a skill varsity in Ahmedabad, a training institute for expertise and development in furniture making.

Deutscher Akademischer Austausch Dienst

DAAD - German Academic Exchange Service (Deutscher Akademischer Austausch Dienst)

DAAD is a joint organisation of German institutions of higher education and student bodies. The aim of DAAD is to promote academic cooperation world wide, especially through the exchange of students, scholars, academics, and scientists. In developing countries, the DAAD is actively engaged in promoting academic cooperation.

Make it in Germany

The portal for international qualified professionals is the official multilingual online portal for international qualified professionals. It helps them find out how to make a success of coming to Germany – from preparations in their home countries to arriving and getting settled in.

The German Chancellor Fellowship for tomorrow's leaders

Alexander von Humboldt Stiftung Logo

The Alexander von Humboldt Foundation is inviting applications from prospective leaders from the fields of politics, economics, media, administration and culture from Brazil, China, India, Russia or the USA.

The Chancellor of the Federal Republic of Germany is the patron of this fellowship programme. The Foundation grants up to 50 German Chancellor Fellowships annually – up to ten for each country. 

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The Standing Conference

The Standing Conference is responsible for safeguarding quality standards in schools, vocational training and higher education and to promote cooperation among educational, scientific and cultural institutions..

Zentralstelle für das Auslandsschulwesen (ZfA)

With a staff of about 100 employees and about 50 consultants, the ZfA is in charge of school activities abroad. It provides personell and financial assistance to around 1000 schools out of which 140 are German schools.

German Language Certificate

The German language certificate is a recognised proof of German language competence, which is mandatory while pursuing higher studies in Germany. Currently a total of about 46,000 students in 60 countries are taking the German language certificate examination each year.

CHE University Ranking

The Centre for Higher Education (CHE) University Ranking offers information for more than 30 subjects from universities and universities of applied sciences in Germany, the Netherlands, Switzerland and Austria. The study guide gives prospective students, particularly those from non-academic backgrounds, a chance to get detailed first-hand-information about the various higher education institutions.

Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF)


Education and research are a Federal Government policy priority and the Federal Government plays a significant role - for example by means of the Higher Education Pact, through award of scholarships, or through the Alliance for Education. The BMBF shares responsibility with the Länder in the fields of non-school vocational training, training assistance and continuing education.