English and Foreign Languages University, Hyderabad


English and Foreign Languages University
Established in Year: 1958
Osmania University Campus, Hyderabad, Telangana 500605
Ph : 040 2709 8131
Web : www.efluniversity.ac.in

The English and Foreign Languages University (EFL-U) is located in Hyderabad (India), a city that is more than four hundred years old. The institution is just a year old as the EFL University, but it is actually fifty years old as CIEFL (as it was formerly known). You will notice that the new name, EFL-U (pronounced “ii-fl”), is contained in the old name CIEFL (pronounced “sii-fl”), even as the new institution has emerged from the old, with a renewed commitment to academic excellence.

In recognition of its outstanding academic contributions and meritorious record, the National Assessment and Accreditation Council (NAAC), an autonomous institution of the University Grants Commission had granted a five star accreditation for five years to the EFL University in 2000, the five stars indicating the highest grade permissible.

The English and Foreign Languages University is a Central University, dedicated to the study of English and foreign languages, and is the only one of its kind in South Asia. It has been specially set up to conduct advanced research and training in English and foreign languages in the areas of Teacher Education, Literature, Linguistics, Interdisciplinary and Intercultural Studies.

The mandate of the University is to advance and disseminate “instructional, research and extension facilities in the teaching of English and Foreign Languages and Literature’s in India” as well as “to take appropriate measures for inter-disciplinary studies and research in Literary and Cultural Studies, and to develop critical inter-cultural understanding of civilizations.”


The Educational Multimedia Research Center (EMRC), set up at the University in 1984, includes a full-fledged television and sound studio complex, and is equipped with the latest recording systems. The Center has produced many TV programmes on various subjects which are regularly telecast under the UGC Countrywide Classroom programmes on the Doordarshan national network, with an estimated viewership of more than twenty million.

The programmes are structured in such a way that they take the students out of the classroom and beyond the textbook.


The Publications Unit was established in 1977 to publish and disseminate the learned work and the teaching materials brought out by this institution. A complete catalogue of our publications, ranging from research monographs to audio and print material for learners of English and foreign languages taught in our University, may be obtained from the unit.

The press attached to the Publications Unit has now been provided with state-ofthe-art equipment and an ambitious programme of publications is now under way.


The Ramesh Mohan Library at the EFL University, Hyderabad campus, is a Resource Centre for academic and research activities in the areas of Language Teaching, Linguistics and Literatures in English and foreign languages. The major objective of the library is to provide relevant and up-to-date bibliographic information to the faculty, research scholars and students at the University.

The Library has a good collection of audio tapes, video tapes and CDs. The Library subscribes to a large number of learned journals and periodicals in print. Online access to some of the print journals is also provided.The bibliographic details of the library collection are available on computers using NewGenLib Software.

The Library users can access books they desire to consult through Online Public Access Catalogues (OPAC). The Library has automated its in-house activities like Serial Management, Acquisition and Circulation Services.


The University has 11 Schools and 38 Departments.

School of English Language Education

English as a Second Language (ESL) Studies

Materials Development, Testing and Evaluation

Training, Development and Education

School of Language Sciences

Phonetics and Spoken English

Linguistics and Contemporary English

Computational Linguistics

School of English Literary Studies

English Literature

English Literature of Commonwealth Countries

American and Caribbean Literatures

Literary Theory and Criticism

School of Distance Education

English Language Teaching, Linguistics and Phonetics

Literatures in English

Distance Education in Foreign Languages and Literatures

School of Communication Studies

Media and Communication

Journalism and Mass Communication

Film Studies and Visual Communication

School of Interdisciplinary Studies

Arts, Aesthetics and Comparative Philosophy

Comparative Literature

Cultural Studies

Social Exclusion Studies

Hindi and India Studies

Translation Studies

School of Middle-East and African Studies

Arabic Language and Linguistics

Arabic Literature

School of Asian Studies

Chinese, Japanese and Korean Studies

Persian Studies

Turkish Studies

School of Germanic Studies

German Language and Linguistics

German Literature

Germanic Languages and Literatures

Austrian and Swiss-German Literatures

School of Romance Studies

French Studies

Francophone Studies

Hispanic Studies

Portuguese Studies

Italian Studies

School of Russian Studies

Russian Language and Linguistics

Russian Literature