The British Council was established in India in 1948. New Delhi is the headquarters of the British Council in India and we also have offices in Chennai, Kolkata and Mumbai. We also have libraries and cultural centres in five cities: Ahmedabad, Bengaluru, Chandigarh, Hyderabad and Pune which are run in association with the Indian Council of Cultural Relations.
The British Council Library is your gateway to a world of opportunity. We reach millions of people across India through our presence in nine cities. Each centre has its own programme of events and workshops. In addition to the wide range of books at our libraries, members can access more than 70,000 e-books and 14,000 e-journals online.
On our young learner courses we make use of innovative and exciting materials to encourage students to speak as much English as possible, and ensure that language learning is a fun experience.
The British Council teaches over 16,000 students annually at our teaching centres in Chennai, Hyderabad, Kolkata and New Delhi. This means we understand the needs of our students and the challenges they face.