Founded in 1938, Alliance Française de Bombay (AF Bombay) is the official French language institute and cultural centre in Mumbai that aims to promote Franco-Indian relations in the fields of education and culture. A non-profit organisation, AF Bombay works under a Board of Directors (presided over by Mr. Nadir Godrej), in close association with the French Embassy in India and the Alliances Françaises Foundation in Paris.

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Since its foundation 85 years ago, AF Bombay has been a liaison between Mumbai and France through its diverse linguistic & cultural endeavours. AF Bombay is the 8th biggest Alliance Française in the world that caters to over 5,000 students each year. Known for highly qualified teachers, the latest teaching methodology, and for bringing prestigious cultural projects to promote holistic learning, AF Bombay is your one stop destination to immerse yourself in French language and culture.


Imparting French language through effective teaching-learning processes

Disseminating contemporary French and francophone cultures

Promoting diversity and strengthening Indo-French relations

Alliance Française de Bombay has evolved in sync with the geographical and cultural expansion of the city, now housing 4 centres in Mumbai along with supporting a branch in Nashik. Its headquarters have remained in South Mumbai (the historical and administrative heart of the city) while its French language classes have spread across the ‘Maximum City’. The institute offers a wide variety of French courses designed for adults as well as children and is the only authorised French language institute to deliver certified French proficiency diplomas.

AF Bombay is also an integral part of Mumbai’s rich arts community. It organises a wide selection of events each year, in partnership with leading cultural institutions that attracts thousands of participants every year. The cultural department works across diverse fields such as performing arts, literary arts, visual arts as well as architecture & heritage.

AF Bombay also houses an office of Campus France – the French National Agency for Education in France that guides Indian students who wish to study in France.