The English and Foreign Languages University, the first language institute in the country was established to improve the standards of teaching English in the country. The Institute was the brainchild of the first Prime Minister of India, Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru. The institute was first set up in the year 1958 in Hyderabad with the name Central Institute of English and gave training to the teachers of English. The Institute houses approximately 25 buildings on 32 acres of land. Later, in the year 1972, April, the institute decided to enlarge its scope and include other foreign languages as its course. CIEFL becomes an English and Foreign Languages University in 2007.

EFLU Admission 2021 application form has been released for MA in English (Distance Mode) course on its official website ( The last date for submitting applications is March 20, 2021.

Facts & Figures of The English and Foreign Languages University:

Founded In


Recognized by


Accredited By

National Assessment and Accreditation Council (NAAC)




1,60,914 books and 202 academic and research journals


Located at Ravindra Nagar, Osmania University Secunderabad, Telangana

Nearest Metropolitan City


Why to Join The English and Foreign Languages University:

  • It is based around the study of English and foreign languages, along with their literature, organization of research, training of teachers, production of teaching materials, and extension services
  • The University offers a range of short-term, self-financed, need-based vocational courses designed and developed by the faculty.
  • The university provides a facility for Distance Education to produce vibrant programmes.
  • The University has also a global outlook with the number of students from other countries