The University has two regional campuses —in Shillong and Lucknow, to cater for the needs of the language practitioners of the North-eastern and Northern parts of India respectively.
Nestled among the pines in one of the most scenic cities of North-East India, the Shillong Campus was established in 1973 as the Central Institute of English and Foreign Languages (CIEFL) North-East Campus, one year after Meghalaya achieved statehood. The aim of establishing this campus was to cater for the linguistic and research needs of the region as well as to provide quality teacher training. The campus offers courses in B.A. English and B.A. Mass Communication and Journalism, M.A. in English, M.A. Linguistics, and Ph.D programmes in English Literature and English Language Education, along with Certificate, Diploma and Advanced Diploma courses in French, German, Russian and Spanish Languages.
Situated on the banks of the Gomti, the Lucknow Campus is housed in the Moti Mahal Campus on Rana Pratap Marg. A city with a magical charm, Lucknow has a unique ability to assimilate the new into the old, and the present into the past. The Lucknow Campus was started in 1979 to provide professional training to university and college teachers of English in northern India, as well as post graduate and research degrees. The campus has been actively engaged in conducting refresher courses for university and college teachers, proficiency courses for a wide spectrum of learners, and contact programmes for the participants of the Postgraduate Certificate in the Teaching of English. The campus also offers a Postgraduate Diploma in Communication. All programmes run by the Campus are through the face-to-face mode and are not offered through the distance mode.