Central Institute of English and Foreign Languages Hyderabad


The English and Foreign Languages University was established by an Act of the Indian Parliament on 3 August 2007. As far as Central Universities go, we are the new kid on the block, but as an educational institution, we have been part of the Indian landscape for 50 years. In our old avatar, we were the Central Institute of English and Foreign Languages, often abbreviated to ‘CIEFL’. As our new name, ‘EFL’, is contained in the old CIEFL, it should come as no surprise that we intend to build on the achievements of the institute.

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.

Courses Offered

  1. Post-Graduate Certificate in the Teaching of English (PGCTE)
  2. Post Graduate Diploma in the Teaching of English (PGDTE)
  3. M. Phil
  4. Ph. D

English resedentials

  1. B.A . Hons English
  2. B.A Hons in CommunicationGradua


  1. M.A Programmes in English
  2. B. Ed English ProgrammePostgraduate

Post Graduate

  1. Post-Graduate Diploma in the Teaching of English (PGDTE)


  1. M.Phill
  2. Ph.D

Non-Formal Courses

In addition to its regular academic programmes, EFL University also offers the following part- time courses and Training Programmes in English.

I. 160 Hour Basic Proficiency Course in English
This programme is meant for anyone who has a working knowledge of English and wishes to improve on his/her existing skills in reading, writing, speaking and listening. Classes for this programme are usually held early in the morning (7-9 am) or late in the evening (6-8 pm). Two such Proficiency courses are run every year.

The details of the programme are given below.
(i) Programme 1: 1 January – 30 April
(ii) Programme 2: 15July – 15 November

II. 80-hour Advanced Proficiency Course in English
This course is meant for people who have completed the 160-Hour Proficiency Course or for those whose English is reasonably good. Two programmes will be on offer each year.

(i) Programme I: January 15 – March 15 every year
(ii) Programme II: July 15 to September 15 every year

III. One-month proficiency Courses in English
IV.A. Short-duration courses in Spoken English are also offered depending upon the demand.
B: The following Training Programmes and Services are offered on request
1) Training programmes in English Language for Educational Institutions/Corporate Houses
2) Teacher training programmes in English Language Teaching for Educational Institutions.
3) Trainer Training Programmes for English Language Teaching.
4) Editing of Official / Research and Translation Documents.
5) Consultancy on curriculum and course Design/Materials Design.

Foreign Residential

Certificate Diploma



  1. Five Year Integrated Programme
  2. Leading To The Degree Of Master Of Arts (Arabic/French /German/Spanish/Russian)


  1. M.A In Arabic /French/Russian


  1. Post-Graduate Diploma In The Teaching Of Arabic (Pgdta)


  1. M.Phill
  2. Ph.D

Part Time Courses

  1. Diploma In Translation (Arabic)
  2. Diploma in Technical and Scientific Translation
  3. Part time proficiency course in Foreign LanguagesHome

Foreign Distance
EFL University
Hyderabad Campus
Programmes In Foreign Languages

i) Five Year Integrated Programme in English
ii) M.A English
iii) Post Graduate Diploma in the Teaching of English
iv) M. Phil English (Linguistics & Phonetics)
v) Ph. D in English (Linguistics & Phonetics)

i) Five-Year Integrated Programme in English
ii) Post Graduate Diploma in the Teaching of English
iii) Diploma in Mass Communication
iv) Ph. D in English Literature
v) Part time course in German

Distance Education
CIEFL (now EFL University) was one of the first institutions in the country to start distance mode education. Besides two teacher-training programmes, Post-Graduate Certificate in the Teaching of English (PGCTE) and Post-Graduate Diploma in the Teaching of English (PGDTE), the university also offers research level programmes (M. Phil and Ph. D) through the distance mode in the areas of English Literature, English Language Education, and Linguistics and Phonetics.

Compulsory contact programmes are a feature of all the distance – mode programmes offered by the university. They are held at Hyderabad and sometimes at other places too within India. Apart from the final evaluation, all the programmes also have internal assessment, which is based on the assignments you are required to do during the programme. The number of assignments and the period of the contact programme vary from programme to programme.

Admission Process

Admission is any course would be made on the basis of candidate’s performance in the admission test; if and where, no test in conducted, admission would be made on the basis of aggregate total marks secured by the candidate in / at the qualifying examination and marks obtained by the candidate in eligibility subject
For latest information regarding Courses duration ,eligibility, and fee structure visit University/college website


Central Institute of English and Foreign Languages
Hyderabad Campus

General Number  27689400
Vice Chancellor  27098141
Pro-Vice Chancellor  27689411
Proctor 27689407
Registrar 27098225
Dean of Studies (English)  27680164
District Centre Scheme 27680752
EMMRC 27688314
ITP  27686554
Publications (Sales) 27091319
School of Distance Education  27685025
Fax (Registrar’s Office) 27098402
Fax (V.C’s Officce) 27070029

Regional Centres
Lucknow Campus 0522 221 6073
Shillong Campus  0364 223 1648
Website: https://www.efluniversity.ac.in