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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).


Joint Institute Visits to India

Joint Outreach activity of the DFG and DAAD Office India in Guwahati and Aizawl, India. Interactions with faculty at Universities and Research Institutes highlight the potential of the region. Interner Linkmore

Max Planck Partner Group Meeting in Bengaluru, Group Photo

9th India Max Planck Partner Group Meeting

Participation of the DFG Office at this year’s Meeting in Bengaluru. The presentation of DFG funding options for international collaboration was received with great interest. Interner Linkmore

DFG-SERB First Indo-German Week

The event brought early to mid-career researchers from the two countries together to share their research interests and build long-term research partnerships.
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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

Highlights of Indo-German Collaboration

Small Initiation Leading to Bigger Consortia - “Entangled Cartographies”

Planned as a joint international conference in New Delhi in Oct. 2017, Prof Rau and Prof Ravindran brought together Indian and German Historians to identify common fields of interest and further enhance opportunities for collaborative research activities between the group. Interner Linkmore