EFLU is an exclusive languages and humanities university located in Hyderabad. It has two satellite centers in Shillong and Lucknow. EFLU was established in 1958 as Central Institute of English. In 1972, it was expanded to include programs in foreign languages and changed name to Central Institute of English and Foreign Languages. In 2006, it was awarded Central University status and came to know as English and Foreign Languages University.

EFLU is the only university in India dedicated to teaching foreign languages. Along with language studies, EFLU also focuses on  teacher training, teaching material creation, and extension services, to help improve language teaching standards in the country.

Schools and Departments in EFLU

  1. School of English Language Education
    English as Second Language Studies
    Materials Development, Testing and Evaluation
    Training and Development
    Education
  2. School of Language Sciences
    Phonetics and Spoken English
    Linguistics and Contemporary English
    Computational Linguistics
  3. School of European Languages
    Germanic Studies
    French and Francophone Studies
    Hispanic and Italian Studies
    Russian Studies
  4. School of Arab and Asian Studies
    Arab Studies
    Asian Languages: Chinese, Japanese, Korean, Persian, Turkish
  5. School of Literary Studies
    Comparative Literature and India Studies
    English Literature
    Hindi
    Indian and World Literatures
    Translation Studies
  6. School of Interdisciplinary Studies
    Aesthetics and Philosophy
    Cultural Studies
    Communication
    Film Studies
    Social Exclusion Studies
  7. School of Distance Education
    English Language Teaching
    Linguistics and Phonetics
    Literatures in English

Courses Offered by EFLU

Hyderabad Campus

ENGLISH: FACE-TO-FACE MODE

Undergraduate
  • B.A. (Hons) English
  • B.Ed. English
Postgraduate
  • M.A. English
  • M.A. TESL
  • M.A. Linguistics
  • M.A. (JMC)
  • M.A. (Computational Linguistics)
  • M.Ed.
  • Postgraduate Diploma in the Teaching of English
Research
  • PhD

ENGLISH: DISTANCE MODE

Postgraduate
  • M.A. English
  • Postgraduate Certificate in the Teaching of English
  • Postgraduate Diploma in the Teaching of English

FOREIGN LANGUAGES: FULL TIME

Certificate of Proficiency in
  • Arabic
  • French
  • Spanish
  • German
  • Russian
  • Persian
  • Korean
  • Italian
  • Chinese
Diploma in
  • Arabic
  • French
  • Spanish
  • Persian
  • Korean
  • Italian
  • Chinese
Advanced Diploma in
  • Arabic
  • French
  • Spanish
Diploma in Translation in Arabic

FOREIGN LANGUAGES: FULL TIME

Undergraduate
  • 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
  • M.A. Arabic
  • M.A. French
  • M.A. German
  • M.A. Japanese
  • M.A. Spanish
  • M.A. Russian
  • M.A. Hindi
  • Postgraduate Diploma in the Teaching of Arabic
Research
  • Ph.D. in Arabic
  • Ph.D. in French
  • Ph.D. in Francophone Studies
  • Ph.D. in Russian
  • Ph.D. in Hindi

FOREIGN LANGUAGES: PART TIME

Courses in
  • Arabic
  • French
  • Spanish
  • German
  • Russian
  • Persian
  • Korean
  • Italian
  • Chinese
  • Japanese
  • Turkish

Shillong Campus

Undergraduate
  • B.A. (Hons) English
Postgraduate
  • M.A. English
  • M.A. (JMC)
Research
  • Ph.D. English Literature
  • Ph.D. English Language Education
Part-time courses in
  • German
  • French
  • Spanish

CAMPUS LIFE @ EFLU

You can find more details about EFLU at www.efluniversity.ac.in

You can apply to most of the EFLU courses during January to April of every year. I have found this YouTube video by few EFLU former students (some of them are my seniors from college) pretty useful. You will get a feel of the campus life at EFLU by watching this video. This is not a campus tour though. And it is not official.