About EFLU
Quick Facts
Quick Facts

a. The Vice Chancellor:  Dr E. Suresh Kumar

b. Schools and departments:  07 Schools and 26 Departments.

c. Campuses  Main campus: Hyderabad,  Constituent campuses: Shillong and Lucknow

d. Courses offered:  Courses in language, literary and cultural pedagogies, and research, in English and 11 foreign languages. (Please visit Schools’ pages for a list of courses offered every semester)

B.A. (Hons) English
B.Ed. English

M.A. English
M.A. Linguistics M.A. (JMC)
M.A. (Computational Linguistics)
Postgraduate Diploma in the Teaching of English

M.A. English
Postgraduate Certificate in the Teaching of English
Postgraduate Diploma in the Teaching of English
Certificate of Proficiency in Arabic, French, Spanish, German, Russian, Persian, Korean,Italian, and Chinese
Diploma in Arabic, French, Spanish, Persian, Korean, Italian, and Chinese Advanced Diploma in Arabic, French, Spanish
Diploma in Translation in Arabic

B.A. (Hons) in Arabic, French, German, Russian and Spanish

M.A. in Arabic, French, German, Japanese, Spanish, Russian and Hindi
Postgraduate Diploma in the Teaching of Arabic

Ph.D. in Arabic, French, Francophone Studies, Russian and Hindi
Courses in Arabic, French, Spanish, German, Russian, Persian, Korean,Italian, Chinese, Japanese, and Turkish
B.A. (Hons) English
M.A. English
M.A. (JMC)

Ph.D. English Literature
Ph.D. English Language Education

Part-time courses in German, French and Spanish
B.A. (Hons) English

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

Ph.D. (Linguistics and Phonetics)

Part-time courses in French, German and Spanish

e. Tests The All-India English Language Testing Authority (AIELTA)

f. University Resource centres

  • • Ramesh Mohan Library
  • • Educational Multi-Media Research Centre (EMMRC)
  • • Publications and Press

  • • Awards and achievements
  • • Conferences and seminars organised
  • • Publications
  • • Paper presentations and workshops
  • • Materials produced
  • • Paper presentations by students

i National

  • • Non-formal Courses and Resources (NFCAR)
    • o Customised programmes for target groups including IFS probationers, IAF officers, Officers of the Lok Sabha Secretariat
    • o Regular programmes for general members of the public.
  • • Teacher education extension services
    • o sponsored by state/national governments and private sectors – participants come from KendriyaVidyalaya, FLAIR, Government of Kerala, ELTI, etc.
  • • Teacher education projects
    • o District Centre Scheme (DCS):saturation level training provided to teachers through 33 District Centres for English across the country.
    • o English Language Teaching Institutes Support Scheme (ELTISS): in-service training programmes to teachers of English at the secondary and higher secondary level in India through its 15 State Institutes of English and 2 Regional Institutes of English.

ii International: on-campus

  • International Training Programme (ITP) for developing language skills of foreign nationals: professionals including ministers, members of parliament, diplomats, doctors, pilots, lawyers, auditors, journalists and government officials from over 100 countries
  • Teacher education programmes for groups of English teachers from other countries like Afghanistan, Sri Lanka, Vietnam, etc.

International: off shore

  • • With the support of MEA, GOI, EFL University has set up Centres for English Language Training (CELTs) abroad to develop communication skills of peoples in the ASEAN countries Vietnam, Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar, and Sri Lanka. Soon to start in African countriesSudan, Djibouti, Central African Republic, Togo and Mauritania.

iii. GoI projects

  • National Literacy Mission Authority, MHRD, GOI: produced six levels of English proficiency descriptors, curriculum for these descriptors and testing guidelines.
  • National University Students Skills Development Programme, Ministry of Youth Affairs, GOI: Project from the Office of the Advisor to the Prime Minister on Skill Development to design the English communication skills component of a vocational training programme intended to improve employability skills of Degree level students in Indian universities.

Various Fulbright scholarships, Erasmus Mundus, Cambridge-Gates, Assistanat. Successful applicants to programmes in Cambridge, MIT, Kent, and Cornell.

  • Forensic linguistics: voice identification, forensic phonetics, native language analysis, speech veracity analysis, etc.
  • Digital humanities: developing innovative digital databases of cultural memories and cultural creations of the least represented and fast receding oral, narrative and visual-performativemnemocultures of the marginalized communities.
  • Cognitive Science Research: to facilitate a better understanding of Indian languages and help explore solutions for cognitive disorders by identifying/ formulating better intervention technologies and rehabilitation programmes.
  • BRICS Project:Concerned with comparing media systems and journalism doctrines in the new coalition in global politics known as “BRICS” – Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa. This provides a challenge to conventional ways of approaching media systems and the role of journalism in society.

  • • The Placement Cell
  • • Cell for the Disabled
  • • Gender Sensitisation Committee against Sexual Harassment (GSCASH)
  • • SC/ST Cell
  • • Remedial English programmes
  • • Counselling Centre
  • • Medical insurance
  • • Health Centre

  • UGC Cell: manages correspondence with the University Grants Commission, requests sanction and release of grants for implementing various Schemes/ Programmes stipulated by the UGC.
  • International Quality Assurance Cell: for academic auditing, ensuring quality, updation and relevance of courses, delivery modes, and assessment formats.

  • KAUSHAL: Vocational training components are being designed under KAUSHAL (Knowledge Acquisition and Upgradation of Skilled Human Abilities and Livelihood).
  • SWAYAM: Free online MOOCs courses will be offered under SWAYAM (Study Webs of Active-Learning for Young Aspiring Minds).
  • GIAN: A Distinguished Lecture Series is being planned under GIAN (Global Initiative for Academic Networks).
  • NKN: National Knowledge Network
  • Shodhganga: digitising of library resources.

  • • Innovation club
    • o Charting out innovative practices involving English and Foreign language teaching in various locales and to diverse groups.
    • o Designing materials for MOOCS courses.
    • o Annual exhibition of low-cost, innovative teaching aids conducted.
    • o Teaching practices that involve the use of ICT currently pursued by our teachers are being documented.
    • o Academic repository of five decades being digitalised for generating e-content.
      • Distinguished Lecture Series aimed at inviting outstanding scholars, writers, scientists and achievers to nurture a vibrant intellectual ambience on the campus.
      • Archive of eminent lectures:curating and archiving lectures on landmark topics related to language, literatures and linguistics.
      • Research Directory, an initiative to promote the culture of knowledge sharing, this Directory will list and document research and projects in new areas of knowledge in our University, facilitate search and collaboration, and ensure dissemination of research output.
      • Industry academia linkages interface university activities with the corporate sector, pharma industry, public sector undertakings

Noam Chomsky, Michael Halliday, Giorgio Agamben, S.N. Balagangadhara, Arjun-Appadurai, Gyanendra Pandey, Kumaravadivelu, Tatiana Vasilyeva, Andre Marinet, C.J. Brumfit, A.E.G. Pilliner, La Page, AkeelBilgrami, E.C.G. Sudarshan, LadislavZgusta, Richard Kayne, Paul Kiparsky, Nina Catach, R.A. Allright, Michael Garman, BrajKachru, Jean Aitchison, Stephen Greenblatt, John Mc Carthy, Peter Ladefoged, H.G. Widdowson, Wilga Rivers, Raja Rao, Mulk Raj Anand, S. Pit Corder, A.K. Ramanujan, Nissim Ezekiel, UpendraBaxi, U.R. Ananthamurthy, Mahesh Dattani.