Students Researchers

Friday, January 1, 2016 to Sunday, January 31, 2016
  • Bangalore
    Group Counselling on Study & Research in Germany – Connect with DAAD and its Young Ambassadors
    Thursday, 21 January 2016, 14:00 – 16:00 hrs
    Venue: Goethe Institute/Max Muller Bhavan, 1st Floor, Auditorium,CMH Road, Indiranagar 1st Stage, Bangalore 560038
    Participants can talk to the DAAD representative and Young Ambassadors individually regarding their specific queries on higher education or research in Germany. Questions will be handled on first come first served basis.
  • Chennai
    Information Session – Higher Studies in Germany
    Tuesday, 12 January 2016, 11:00 hrs - 12:00 hrs
    Venue: DAAD Information Center Chennai, 20/10, Jaganathan Road, Nungambakkam, Chennai 600036
  • New Delhi
    Information Session - Study and Research in Germany
    Tuesday, 12 January 2016, 15:00 hrs

German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD)

The German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) provides information about higher education and research in Germany, and is the world’s largest funding organization promoting international exchange of students and scholars. Each year over 100,000 students and researchers worldwide supported by the DAAD are able to gain valuable experience and expertise at home and abroad. DAAD’s annual budget for international academic exchange is over €440 Million.

A new initiative to strengthen academic cooperation between India and Germany

Picture credit: MEA-GoI
Picture credit: MEA-GoI

The German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) and University Grants Commission (UGC) are all set to intensify their cooperation. During the recently concluded third Indo-German Intergovernmental Consultations, DAAD Vice President Prof. Dr. Joybrato Mukherjee und UGC Chairman Dr. Ved Prakash signed an MoU to this effect in the presence of German Chancellor Dr. Angela Merkel and Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi.


5th Bi-Annual MPG Heads of Partner Group Meeting 12th - 13th March 2015, IIT- Madras

12th March 2015 Inauguration and Key Note Lectures at IC and SR Building, IIT- Madras


14.30 - 15.00 – Registration


15.00-15.05 - Inaugural Address

Prof. Bhaskar Ramamurthi, Director IIT Madras

15.05-15.10 – Welcome

Mr. Felix Kahle, Head of International Relations, Max Planck Society

15.10 – 15.15 – Greetings

Mr. Achim Fabig, Consul General, Consulate General of the Federal Republic of Germany in Chennai

15.15 -15.20 - Greetings

Dr. Arabinda Mitra, Adviser and Head, International Cooperation (Bilateral), Department of Science and Technology, Govt. Of India


With the International Climate Protection Fellowships, the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation promotes prospective leaders from non-European transition and developing countries working in the field of climate protection. The fellows come to Germany for one year to conduct a research-related project of their own choice together with a host. They receive up to €2,650 per month plus benefits such as comprehensive family allowances, German tuition and a lump sum for travel expenses.
Applicants must be able to demonstrate clearly visible leadership potential and existing involvement with issues relating to the scientific, engineering, legal, economic, health-related or social aspects of climate change.


Up to 7 Doctoral Positions in Economic Sociology and Political Economy at the Max Planck Institute for the Study of Societies and the University of Cologne

The International Max Planck Research School on the Social and Political Constitution of the Economy (IMPRS-SPCE) invites excellent candidates to apply for its doctoral program. The graduate school features a unique curriculum of core courses, research methods, electives, and summer school sessions. The positions begin on October 1, 2016. They will be awarded for 15 months with an option for an additional 27 months.

The deadline for applications is February 28, 2016.

> For more information, see the announcement [PDF]

> How to apply

The German House for Research and Innovation - DWIH New Delhi organized an Info-Session titled “Explore Opportunities of Higher Education & Research in Germany” on 10th October 2015 at IIT Gandhinagar (Palaj Campus). The 1-day info-session saw participation from leading German institutions under the umbrella of DWIH New Delhi on one hand side as well as nearly 150 students and faculty members of IIT Gandhinagar on the other hand. The participants received ample first-hand information and learned about the opportunities of higher education, science and research in Germany.

The German House for Research and Innovation - DWIH New Delhi visited the Bosch Centre of Excellence in Automation Technologies at Dharamsinh Desai University (DDU), Nadiad in October 2015. The delegation included 4 DWIH New Delhi members namely Heidelberg Center South Asia (HCSA), University of Göttingen, Max Planck Society (MPG) and German Research Foundation (DFG). The objective was to understand the institute-industry partnership and visit the laboratories set up by Bosch in collaboration with DDU to train young engineers on high-tech equipment used in the industries.

The German House for Research and Innovation - DWIH New Delhi in collaboration with National Institute of Design, NID organized the DWIH Indo-German Art Connect from 10th to 18th October 2015 at National Institute of Design (NID) Gandhinagar from 11 am to 8 pm. The 9-days long exhibition showcased selected works from Photography Masterclasses “The Theatre of Real Life”, conducted by acclaimed German photographer Wolfgang Zurborn at NID Gandhinagar (Nov 2013) and Kolkata (Feb 2014).



DWIH Proposal Writing and Grant Management Workshop in cooperation with IndiaBioscience

At Malgova Hall, National Center For Biological Sciences, Bangalore, 21st-22nd  November 2015

Application Deadline 15th November 2015