The British Council is the United Kingdom's leading cultural relations organization and has largest operation in India. It operates as a division of the British High Commission and has offices in the four metros as well as a network of number of libraries in various cities. Through its centers and programmes, it promotes the diversity and creativity of British society and culture.
British Council is very well established in India and in the year 2000, it celebrated golden jubilee of the British Library. Its libraries are in the following 11 cities and Chennai is one of them.
Activities in this city of Chennai focus on:
- Learning and teaching English
- Library and information services
- Arts and culture
- Rights and society