A Premier Cultural Organisation at the Global Level
Alliance Française du Bengale is a Non-Profit Educational and Cultural Institution. The organisation is part of an international network and works under a triple umbrella: the French Foreign Affairs Ministry, the Fondation des Alliances Françaises in Paris, and an Indian board.
Established in Kolkata in 1940, Alliance Française du Bengale has evolved in sync with the geographical and cultural expansion of the state and the city.
Collaborating closely with the other prestigious cultural centers, Alliance Française seeks to promote cultural exchanges between France and India by fostering a dialogue of ideas through contemporary creation that is accessible to all.
Thanks to its diverse activities, Alliance Française is your gateway to Europe and all French speaking countries and their cultures!
Alliance Française du Bengale is composed of a Cultural Department and an Academic Department.
The Executive Director, Mr. Nicolas Facino, is in charge of implementing long-lasting partnerships with companies and foundations of West Bengal in addition to administrative responsibilities. He oversees the cultural programs, the organization of events, and private partnerships.
Mrs. Moitrayee Dhar is in charge of the cultural events.
Mrs. Clémentine Bertschy is in charge of the education department which organizes FFL (French as a Foreign Language) courses and certified examinations.