EFLU Malappuram Campus

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The English and Foreign Languages University (EFLU) Malappuram Campus
Motto Words Illumine Everything
Type Public
Established 1958
Vice-Chancellor Prof. Sunaina Singh
Location Malappuram, Kerala, India
Campus Urban
Affiliations UGC
Website Official site

The English and Foreign Languages University (EFLU), formerly the Central Institute of English and Foreign Languages CIEFL is going to set up the fourth full-fledged campus at Malappuram in Kerala in 2013-14 academic year.


The university was set up in 1958 as the Central Institute of English. In April 1972, the Institute broadened its scope to include the major foreign languages, and was renamed the Central Institute of English and Foreign Languages. In recognition of its high standards of excellence, the University Grants Commission accorded it the status of a deemed university in July 1973. This was CIEFL.

The English and Foreign Languages University is a Central University that was created by an Act of the Indian Parliament in December 2006. The Act came into force on 3 August 2007. The EFL University will build upon the achievements of CIEFL, and significantly expand its activities on the national and global stage. Its mandate is to advance and disseminate "instructional, research and extension facilities in the teaching of English and Foreign Languages and Literature in India" as well as "to take appropriate measures for interdisciplinary studies and research in Literary and Cultural Studies, and to develop critical intercultural understanding of civilizations." The university is committed to the principles of inclusive and cosmopolitan growth.
Kerala Government has granted 75 acres of land at Edu-Health City campus Panakkad, Malappuram for (EFLU) English and Foreign Languages University Malappuram Campus.
A team headed by Board of Research Studies chairman Professor P. Madhavan, Associate Professor C. Vipin Kumar, and District Collector M.C. Mohandas visited the proposed site at Edu-Health City campus in Panakkad and submitted its report to the Vice Chancellor of the university, Prof. Sunaina Singh on 1 June 2012. The report says that the land acquired at Panakkad, is the most suitable one for building the EFLU Campus in Kerala.

Education Minister P. K. Abdu Rabb handed over the documents of EFLU land to Punnappurath Madhavan, EFLU Dean of Research and Officer on Special Duty for Academic Affairs on 10 March 2013. Dr. PP Mohammed was appointed as OSD on 9 April 2013.

Academic Programmes[edit]

EFLU Malappuram Campus offers a flash course in English "Postgraduate Diploma in the Teaching of English (PGDTE)",in 2013-14 academic year.
The academic programmes proposed for the Malappuram campus include BA in English and foreign languages and journalism and mass communication; B.Ed. and M.Ed. (English language). Subsequently, M.Phil. and Ph.D. in education; training programmes for school and college teachers (English); PGDT of English/ Arabic; M.Phil. in all disciplines; Ph.D. in all disciplines; short-term need-based proficiency courses in English and foreign languages for Indian learners; short-term need-based proficiency courses in English and foreign languages for foreign learners; and degree programmes in English and other subjects for foreign students coming from non-English-speaking countries, will be offered.

It will initiate some new programmes, which include BA programmes in English (face-to-face mode), linguistics, English literature, literary and cultural studies and teaching English as a second language; BA programmes in foreign languages (face-to-face mode, Arabic, French, German, Italian, Russian, Spanish and possibly Chinese); e-Master (online MA and M.Phil.) programmes in French, German, Russian and so on; MA in media, journalism and communication; MA in film studies; courses in language management studies; and multimedia packages for professionals. Land inspection committee

Establishment of New Campus/es of the University[edit]

Ordinance 2.14:

  1. According to The English and Foreign Languages Universities Act, 2006, the University may establish campuses at such other places as it may deem fit. The University already has three campuses functioning at Hyderabad, Lucknow and Shillong. Since the University has an all-India mandate, in the coming years, it shall be endeavour of the University to set up more campuses in different parts of the country, thereby becoming India’s first truly multi-campus university. The idea behind opening new campuses is to reach out to the people who live outside the metropolitan cities, and did not have access to higher education hitherto a vast majority of Indians have until now been deprived of English and foreign languages and have therefore been unable to match steps with those educated in urban public/convent schools. By setting up new campuses within their reach, the University will help them to overcome an age-old handicap.
  2. As and when a request is received from any State (where there is no campus of EFL-University), the Vice-Chancellor will appoint an Inspection Committee to work-out the modalities for establishing a campus in that State. For establishing such a campus, the University requires, primarily, adequate land and, if possible, some buildings.
  3. The proposal shall be considered by the Academic Council/Executive Council and the same shall be sent to Visitor/MHRD for approval. At the initial stage the proposal of State Government for setting up a campus of the University may be considered by the Executive Council straight away subject to subsequent positive report of the Inspection Committee.
  4. Each campus will be headed by a Director to be appointed by the Executive Council on the recommendation of the Vice-Chancellor. The campus will be provided with the required Academic and other Non-Academic staff.