English and Foreign Languages University

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The English and Foreign Languages University | EFLU
EFL University logo.jpg
Former names
Central Institute of English and Foreign Languages | CIEFL
Motto Sanskrit: सर्वं शब्देन भासते
Motto in English
words illumine everything
Type Public
Established 1958 (Became a central university in 2006)
Vice-Chancellor Prof. E. suresh kumar
Location Hyderabad, Telangana, India
17°25′26″N 78°31′28″E / 17.4240°N 78.5244°E / 17.4240; 78.5244Coordinates: 17°25′26″N 78°31′28″E / 17.4240°N 78.5244°E / 17.4240; 78.5244
Campus Urban, 32 acres (12.9 ha)
Affiliations UGC
Website www.efluniversity.ac.in
EFL University masthead.png

The English and Foreign Languages University known as EFLU is a university for English and foreign languages located in Hyderabad. [1] It is only such university dedicated to languages in South Asia.[2][3]

EFL University Campus

The university offers the study of English and foreign languages like Arabic, Chinese, French, German, Spanish, Italian, Russian, Japanese, Korean, Persian, Turkish in the areas of Teacher Education, Literature, Linguistics, Interdisciplinary and Cultural Studies.[1]


EFLU, Hyderabad, was founded in 1958 as the Central Institute of English by Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru, India’s first Prime Minister."[4] It was renamed the Central Institute of English and Foreign Languages (CIEFL) in 1972 with the addition of three major foreign languages – German, Russian and French.[4] The Educational Media Research Center (EMMRC) was established at CIEFL at 1984. In 2006, CIEFL received central university status, renamed to English and Foreign Languages University (EFLU), by an act of the Parliament.[4]


Dedicated to the study of English and foreign languages, it was set up to conduct advanced research and training in English and foreign languages, in areas of Teacher Education, Literature, Linguistics, Interdisciplinary, and Cultural Studies.[4]


EFLU Hyderabad campus[edit]

This is the main campus, situated in the heart of Hyderabad, the capital of Telangana. This is the oldest of the campuses of this university. The campus has 7 schools with 26 departments, which offers the following courses.[5] The EFL University has 7 schools and 26 Departments. Apart from graduate, postgraduate, and Research programmes, EFLU offers postgraduate diplomas, and distance and part-time mode courses.

Undergraduate courses[edit]

  • B.A. (Hons) English EFLU
  • B.Ed. English
  • B.A. (Hons) in Arabic
  • B.A. (Hons) in French
  • B.A. (Hons) in German
  • B.A. (Hons) in Russian
  • B.A. (Hons) in Spanish

Postgraduate courses[edit]

The postgraduate EFLU 2018 courses offered by the university include M.A in English, English Literature, Literatures in English, Comparative Literature, Linguistics, English Language Teaching, JMC, Hindi, Computational Linguistics, Arabic Language & Literature, French Language & Literature, German Language & Literature, Hispanic Language & Literature, Russian Language & Literature, PGDTE in English and PGDTA in Arabic.[6]


  • Ph.D in English
  • Ph.D in Linguistics
  • Ph.D in Comparative Literature
  • Ph.D in Literary and Cultural Studies
  • Ph.D in Indian and World Literatures
  • Ph.D in Translation Studies


The Ramesh Mohan Library was established in 1958 to provide bibliographical, documentation and information support to the teaching and research programmes of the University. The Library moved into its new building in July 1988. The main objective of the Library is to provide information of books, journals, theses and other related documents relevant to the academic and research needs of the University. These materials are organised according to system of Dewey Decimal Classification on the shelves, and provides access to these materials through Online public access catalog (OPAC).

The Library has about 1,60,914 books and other reading materials, about 202 academic and research iournals and 1,485 M.Phil. / Ph.D. theses submitted by the Research Scholars. There is a small collection of books in Indian languages and Audio-visual materials.


Hostel is provided for full time students and faculty.

Regional campuses[edit]

The University has one main campus — at Hyderabad; and two regional centres — at Shillong (1973) and Lucknow (1979). They have their own libraries and hostel facilities.[7]

EFLU Shillong campus[edit]

Nestled among the pines in one of the most scenic cities of North-East India, the English and Foreign Languages University (EFLU) Shillong Campus was established in Shillong in 1973 as the Central Institute of English and Foreign Languages (CIEFL) North-East Campus, one year after Meghalaya achieved statehood. The aim of establishing this campus was to cater to the linguistic and research needs of the region as well as to provide quality training for teachers.[7]

Here is a list of courses offered in the campus

  • BA English/Mass Communication and Journalism
  • MA in English/Linguistics /Mass Communication and Journalism/English Literature,
  • M.Phil and PhD courses in English Literature and English Language Education, along with Linguistics.
  • Certificate, Diploma and Advanced Diploma courses in French, German, Spanish and Russian languages.[7]

EFLU Lucknow campus[edit]

Situated on the banks of Gomti, the Lucknow campus is housed in the Moti Mahal Campus, RanaPratap Marg, Lucknow. A city with a magical charm, Lucknow has a unique ability to assimilate the new into the old, to look to the present and the past.[7]

The EFL University Campus at Lucknow was started in 1979 to provide training to university/college teachers of English in northern India, but it slowly emerged as a full-fledged Centre offering PG Diploma in the Teaching of English, degree and research programmes. The campus has been actively engaged in conducting refresher courses for university and college teachers, proficiency courses for a wide spectrum of learners and contact programmes for the participants of Postgraduate Certificate course in the Teaching of English. The campus also offers a Postgraduate Diploma in Communication. All programmes run by the Campus are face-to-face and are not offered through the distance mode. The campus has its own library and hostel.[7]

Official Journal[edit]

The EFLU publishes Contextures: A Journal of Literature and Culture bi-annually.[8] It aims to contribute to and debates of literary and cultural practices from the heterogeneous planetary together by several departments of literature.

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