The Central Institute of English was the brainchild of the first Prime Minister of India, Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru. CIE, as it was called then, was set up in 1958 in Hyderabad to train teachers 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. CIE became CIEFL, and in July 1973 in recognition of its high standards of excellence, the University Grants Commission accorded the Institute the status of a deemed university.
The English and Foreign Languages University (EFLU) was established by an Act of the Indian Parliament on 3 August 2007.
EFL University is the only university in India devoted exclusively to the study of English and foreign languages. We offer a variety of courses and research programmes in English, Arabic, French, German, Japanese, Russian, and Spanish. If you wish to learn a foreign language, you can start from the zero level and work your way up to a Ph.D. degree. If your heart is set on becoming a teacher, we run several training programmes which will enable you to realize your dreams. Our mandate is to advance and disseminate “instructional, research and extension facilities in the teaching of English and Foreign Languages and Literatures 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 English and Foreign Languages University (EFLU) (earlier CIEFL) is a central university based in India. It is a national university of higher education. Its main campus is located in Hyderabad. It also operates campuses at Lucknow and Shillong.
The EFLU provides for the study of English and foreign languages and their literatures, organisation of research, training of teachers, production of teaching materials, and extension services, to help improve the standards of the teaching of English and Foreign Languages in India. It is the only University in India catering exclusively to the teaching/learning Foreign Languages.
Over the years, EFLU has been introducing various foreign languages that are in demand. It currently offers academic programmes in English, Arabic, French, German, Japanese, Russian and Spanish.
Postal Address: OU Campus Hyderabad, Andhra Pradesh500007
Phone Numbers: +91-40- 27689400 (Hyderabad Campus)
Lucknow Campus: 0522 221 6073
Shillong Campus: 0364 223 1648
Official Website: www.ciefl.ac.in