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DFG Office India

German House, New Delhi

German House, New Delhi

The scope and significance of the cooperation between German and Indian researchers has increased substantially in the past years. In part, this development is due to the ongoing growth – as well as the professionalisation and internationalisation – of India’s research sector. Although there is still room for further development, India is now a leading player in a number of academic fields, and German researchers have been increasingly interested in building partnerships with their Indian colleagues. Indians, for their part, have noted that the German research system has become much more international and vibrant in recent years.

In order to respond to the growing demand for information and assistance in the field of Indo-German scientific collaboration, DFG’s India Office was set up in 2006. Today, apart from dispensing information about DFG’s funding lines and assisting in the initiation of joint projects, DFG India Office is engaged in setting up Indo-German research funding opportunities in cooperation with its partner agencies. DFG’s main partner agencies in India are the Department of Science and Technology (DST), the Department of Biotechnology (DBT), the Indian National Science Academy (INSA) as well as the research councils under the aegis of the Ministry of Human Resource Development (MHRD).


DFG-SERB First Indo-German Week

From 7th to 10th November, the DFG office India together with Science and Engineering Research Board, Government of India organized the First Indo-German Week of the Young Researcher. The event brought early to mid-career researchers from the two countries together to share their research interests and build long-term research partnerships. Interner Linkmore

Round Table meeting with Prof. Rangan Banerjee, Director, IIT-Delhi and faculty members from various departments

Dr. Heide Ahrens visits India in October 2022

A DFG Delegation headed by
Dr. Heide Ahrens visited New Delhi along with Dr. Jörg Schneider and Dr. Ingrid Krüßmann. The prog-
ramme included visits to scientific institutes like IIT Delhi, meetings with German organizations as well as funding organizations such as Department of Science and Technology and others, Ministry of Science and Technology. Interner Linkmore

15 years of DFG in India                 

Exchanging new ideas and enabling new endeavours for the future research collaboration between India and Germany – under this motto, the German Research Foundation did celebrate 15 years of its DFG office in India yesterday in New Delhi. Interner Linkmore


Tasks of the DFG Office India

  • Information Services for Indo-German Research Cooperation
  • Organising bilateral Symposia
  • Contributing to reciprocal exchange with special emphasis on increasing the number of German researchers to India
  • Promotion of young scientists
  • Establishing a network of researchers with experience in bi-lateral cooperation
  • Institutional Cooperation with Indian partner organizations
  • Intensifying the bilateral cooperation in the fields of Social Sciences and the Humanities also
  • Increasing the visibility of Indo-German Research Cooperation

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Bilateral Funding Cooperation

Highlighted Indo-German Projects

Research Unit 2432 "Social-Ecological Systems in the Indian Rural-Urban Interface: Functions, Scales, and Dynamics of Transition", Bangalore, Göttingen, Kassel (jointly funded by DFG and DBT (Department of Biotechnology))

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