About Us

About Us

Alliance française de Delhi is an Indo-French Cultural Centre which specializes in French language teaching, organizing and curating cultural events.   History: Alliance française de Delhi was formally established on 30 June 1956, on the initiative of Mr Ghulam Naqshband, following a proposition made by Claude Journot, then Cultural Counsellor with the French Embassy. In 1948 an Indo-French house (“Maison franco-indienne”) had ... Read More »

Notice – Sexual harassment committee

NOTICE   Alliance Française de Delhi is committed to upholding a healthy working environment that enables employees and students to work and study without fear of prejudice, gender bias and sexual harassment. The management of AFD has therefore put in place a policy against sexual harassment in the workplace and has constituted an Internal Complaints Committee (ICC), in adherence to ... Read More »

Annual Reports

Annual Report   2013-14 Annual Report   2014-15 Balance Sheet of FCRA 2014-15 I & E Account of FCRA 2014-15 Read More »

Organization Chart

The Alliance Française de Delhi (AFD) was registered under the Indian Societies Registration Act 1860 on 30th June 1956. Earlier known as the Cercle Français, it began its new existence in a bungalow on Hailey Road, and then moved, via Ratendon Road and Jorbagh, to South Extension (1967-2004). It shifted to its present building, designed by Stephane Paumier, Rajesh Dongre ... Read More »


Thanks to a generous donation of a land by the Indian Government, which was ratified in 1998 by K. R. Narayanan, President of the Republic of India, Alliance française de Delhi moved to the prestigious Lodi Estate institutional area in 2004. It is now surrounded by the Indian Headquarters of UNICEF, UNDP, WWF as well as the Chinmaya Mission, the ... Read More »

Fondation AF

Ever since its creation in 1884, the Alliance Française de Paris has helped the Alliances Françaises expand their network the world over. In July 2007, its status was modified and it became the Fondation Alliance Française. This foundation is officially recognised as a non-profit organisation and represents the moral and legal referent of the Alliances Françaises throughout the world.   ... Read More »

Become a member

Alliance Française de Delhi is now more than 50 years old society whose activities are directed by a Governing Body whose members are elected from among its Active and Life members. The 112 seater M L Bhartia Auditorium and the superbly designed Galerie Romain Rolland are the favorite haunts of theatre and concert goers and of artists and galleries respectively. ... Read More »

Academic Staff

Pierre Yves Meunier Academic Director  Permanent teacher Amita CHAUDHURI Permanent teacher Ashmi KUMAR Permanent teacher Chetan LALCHANDANI Permanent teacher Ishani DUTTA Permanent teacher Madhulika SHARMA Permanent teacher Mukta Mani KAUL Permanent teacher Padma NATARAJAN Permanent teacher Ragini MEHTA Permanent teacher Ritu GUPTA Permanent teacher Sharda  MISHRA Permanent teacher Soma SOMASUNDARAM Permanent teacher Snigdha BANDOPADHYAY Permanent teacher AFD Teacher Anamika SINGH ... Read More »

Admin Staff

Mr. Jean-François RAMON Director Rita SURI Executive Assistant to Director Pierre Yves MEUNIER Deputy Director  Karuna CHOPRA Asst to Deputy Director HR & Administration Tamanna KAPUR Secretary General Arshad RAHMANI Manager Administration Jayant KUMAR Office Assistant Academics Shiv SAHOO Senior Academic Coordinator Accounts Madhu Ranjan DUGGAL Manager Accounts Avinna Chandra DAS Assistant Manager Accounts Kanchan KAPOOR Cashier Neha KANOUJ Cashier Cultural ... Read More »