• The British Council was established in India in 1948
  • We will have trained 750,000 English teachers in India by the end of 2012 under Project English
  • Every year more than 40,000 Indian students choose to study in the UK
  • We have three English language centres in Chennai, Kolkata and New Delhi.  
  • In literature we are partners with the Jaipur Literature Festival, Hay Festivals in India and the Kolkata Book Festival bringing the best British talent to India
  • UKIERI-2 – our flagship higher education programme has created 550 new Indo-UK school, further education and higher education inks the West Bengal Text book revision project to impact 11 million primary school learners in the state
  • We have partnered with the Times of India on their Teach India project to conduct an ‘English for Employability’ course for one million disadvantaged youth.