About English and Foreign Languages University
The EFL University has its main campus in Hyderabad and constituent campuses in Lucknow and Shillong.
The university has 7 schools and 26 departments. 11 foreign languages are taught under BA and MA programmes at the University. It offers 10 undergraduate (3-year), 18 postgraduate (2-year) and 20 diploma programmes annually. The 5-year research programmes offered by EFLU are very much sought after. The university enrols over 4500 students.
Competency building at the University combines extensive training and research; theoretical and practical streams of inquiry are combined to address the task of developing expertise through the programmes.
Courses offered under various programmes adopt a variety of teaching styles that are both intense engaging. Courses are conducted in the form of seminars, tutorials, presentations, lectures, or lab sessions held in language labs and digital labs.
Postgraduate programmes follow a modular approach, what is popularly known as ‘the cafeteria system’– students can choose from a variety of courses offered in different areas, such as literature, linguistics and English Language Education and opt for a programme that best suits their goals.
The Foreign Languages Division offers courses in Arabic, Chinese, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Russian, and Spanish from zero-level to PhD. The thrust areas covered in the postgraduate and research courses are language, literature, linguistics, methodology, culture and civilisation, and translation. The programmes are provided both full time and part time.
The School of Distance Education offers PG Certificate and Diploma in the teaching of English for the continuing education of teachers of English. Contact programmes are held at the end of the course. Self-instructional materials are provided for all the programmes. The School also offers a two-year MA in English.
The scope of research output is vast and the implications are global. Research students address the latest areas in the fields of language sciences, literature, language education, culture studies, media and translation in English and Foreign languages.
Teachers are highly-qualified specialists in given areas and disciplines. They are lead researchers, and some have even created their disciplines. They experiment and bring in innovative teaching practices. Teachers and visiting faculty regularly offer semester-long courses in areas that are not necessarily part of the mainstream academic activity at the University — a reflection of the university’s commitment to intellectual cross-fertilization and inter-departmental synergy.