School of Distance Education

CIEFL (now, The EFL University) was one of the first institutions in the country to start distance mode education.

The School of Distance Education has three departments:

English Language Teaching

Linguistics and Phonetics

Literatures in English

Besides two teacher-training programmes, Post-Graduate Certificate in the Teaching of English (PGCTE) and the Post-Graduate Diploma in the Teaching in English (PGDTE), the university also offers an MA programme in English through the distance mode. Contact programmes are conducted for all the distance mode programmes offered by the university. The contact programmes are held at Hyderabad and sometimes at other places within India. Apart from the final evaluation, all 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.

Self-instructional materials are provided for all the programmes.


Programme Eligibility Duration When to apply
MA Graduation with English as a subject 2-4 yrs August2015 to October 2015
PGCTE a) MA (English)
OR b) MA in an allied subject
OR c) MA with at least a second class along with 5 years’ experience of teaching “Methods of Teaching of English” at M Ed/B Ed Levels
1-2 years October 2015 to February 2016
PGDTE PGCTE 1-2 years August2015 to October 2015