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British Council | From Blighty With Love

British Council


The British Council connects people worldwide with learning opportunities and creative ideas from the UK and builds lasting relationships between the UK and other countries. The British Council is the United Kingdom’s leading cultural relations organisation and India is our largest operation worldwide. We are a registered charity: 209131 (England and Wales). SC037733 (Scotland).

In an inter-dependent, turbulent world we believe that creating opportunities for people to understand each other better, work together more and learn from one another is crucial to building secure, more prosperous and sustainable futures for us all.

Our activities – whether in the arts, science, sport, English teaching, climate change or education – nurture greater trust and understanding between different countries and cultures. They also build strong international links to and from Britain, opening doors for the UK onto the rest of the world and for the world back to the UK.

Our work gives people – both in Britain and across the hundred-plus countries we work in – opportunities to learn, share and connect worldwide.

Millions of people each year learn English, find out more about British culture and come to study in the UK through the British Council. Many more share their ideas and experiences with others across the world through teaching, as part of academic and cultural links, or through community-building activities. Thousands connect with something bigger, joining networks to develop skills and understanding together in areas like school-linking, climate change, science or entrepreneurism.

In India, we operate as a division of the British High Commission and have offices in the four main metros as well as a network of nine libraries. Through our centres and programmes we promote the diversity and creativity of British society and culture. We do this by helping people to appreciate its vibrancy.

Our main goal is to build the UK’s role as a leading provider of educational and cultural opportunities. We do this by promoting effective education of the English language, while building relationships with people all around the world.

Our activities in India focus on:



Learning and teaching English

Library and information services

To find out what is going on in your region contact your nearest office.

For more information, visit our websites: