EFL University renders its competence across face-to-face and distance modes of teaching and research through its various schools. Further, the expertise works across the print, audio-visual (radio and TV) and digital media in designing and disseminating its expertise. As envisioned by the founding fathers, CIEFL/EFLU stands out uniquely among the universities in South Asia with specialized competencies in language, literary and cultural pedagogies and research today.
With its unique mandate to build teacher competency in language and literary pedagogy, the university has steadily enhanced its expertise in areas of language education, pedagogical and evaluative methods, material production, the sciences of linguistics and phonetics, in English and Foreign Languages. As the task of competency building required, the expertise at the university combined a dual approach – training and research; in other words, theoretical and practical streams of inquiry were combined to address the task.