The British Council is the United Kingdom's leading cultural relations organisation and India is our largest operation worldwide.
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.
BRITISH COUNCIL OUTSIDE INDIA
We operate in 110 countries around the world, running similar programmes to those over here. Mainly we enhance the UK’s reputation and create opportunities for people by working in partnership with various individuals and organisations.
HOW WE ARE FUNDED
The Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) provides us with a core grant-in-aid. We also work with other government departments and agencies, and increasingly with the private sector.
On top of this we also provide services such as project management, UK-based training, English language courses and examinations.