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.”
EDUCATIONAL MULTIMEDIA RESEARCH CENTRE (EMRC)
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
School of English Literary Studies
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
Social Exclusion Studies
Hindi and India Studies
School of Middle-East and African Studies
Arabic Language and Linguistics
School of Asian Studies
Chinese, Japanese and Korean Studies
School of Germanic Studies
German Language and Linguistics
Germanic Languages and Literatures
Austrian and Swiss-German Literatures
School of Romance Studies
School of Russian Studies
Russian Language and Linguistics