English and Foreign Languages University (EFLU) is a central university offering foreign language courses. EFLU was earlier known as Central Institute of English and Foreign Languages (CIEFL). EFLU was created by the Central Government to improve the standards of the teaching of English and foreign languages in the country. The University's main campus is located in Hyderabad apart from two more campuses operational at Lucknow and Shillong.
Central Institute of English and Foreign Languages provides education in the field of English and foreign languages and their literatures. Apart from this, the University takes care of organisation research, training teachers, production of teaching materials, and extension services, to help improve the standards of the teaching of English and Foreign Languages in India. Cultural studies course with an M.A in particular subjects was first of all started at the EFLU. The University offers M.Phil and Ph.D. in a number of disciplines including Linguistics, Literature, Cultural Studies, European Studies and Language Studies that minimize the disciplinary lines between Sociology, Film Studies, Anthropology, History, Literature etc.
The CIEFL has established hostels for accommodating the regular students (Men and Women). Hostel Rooms are allotted on a sharing basis only to outstation participant registered for a ‘full time’ programme on the campus. Other facilities of the University include Academic block, Library, Health Centre and Staff quarters. The University also houses a Multimedia Digital Language Laboratory for the participants with several computers and state-of-the-art language learning software.
Central Institute of English was established in 1958, by the Government of India. Consequently, in 2006, it was accorded central university status and was renamed as the English and Foreign Languages University.
- School of Distance Education
- School of English Language Education
- School of Foreign Languages
- School of Language Sciences
- School of Critical Humanities