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British Council

ABOUT British Council

The British Council (originally called the ‘British Committee for Relations with Other Countries’) was founded in 1934. Our first overseas offices opened in 1938.

The British Council specialising in international cultural and educational opportunities. It works in over 100 countries: promoting a wider knowledge of the UK and the English language; encouraging cultural, scientific, technological and educational co-operation with the UK; and changing people’s lives through access to UK education, skills, qualifications, culture and society.

The British Council is a charity governed by Royal Charter. It is also a public corporation and an executive nondepartmental public body (NDPB), sponsored by the Foreign and Commonwealth Office. Its headquarters are off Trafalgar Square, London. Its Chair is Christopher Rodrigues,[21] its CEO is Sir Ciarán Devane and chief operating officer Adrian Greer.

Learn English with the British Council and you’ll be learning with the world’s English experts. We’ve been teaching English for more than 75 years and have helped more than 100 million people in 100 different countries improve their English skills and build their confidence.

You can learn English by taking face-to-face lessons in our teaching centres


We are here to answer any questions you have about the British Council in India:

• Call our central customer service team on 0120-4569000 / 0120-6684353, Mon-Sat 09.00 to 18.00.

• General enquiries: IndiaCustomerCare@britishcouncil.org.

• Exams queries: ExamsCustomerCare@britishcouncil.org, don't forget to include the name of the examination and your contact details.

British Council New Delhi
British Council Division
British High Commission
17 Kasturba Gandhi Marg
New Delhi - 110 001
Phone: 0120-4569000 / 6684353

British Council Chandigarh
C515, 5th Floor, Elante Office Block,
178A, Industrial and Business Park, Phase 1,
Chandigarh - 160002
Phone: 0120-4569000 / 6684353

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