About English & Foregin Language University (EFLU)
The Central Institute of English was the brainchild of the first Prime Minister of India, Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru. CIE, as it was called then, was set up in 1958 in Hyderabad to train teachers of English. In April 1972, the Institute broadened its scope to include the major foreign languages, and was renamed the Central Institute of English and Foreign Languages. CIE became CIEFL, and in July 1973 in recognition of its high standards of excellence, the University Grants Commission accorded the Institute the status of a deemed university. EFLU is an enriching academic and cultural experience. An exclusive languages and humanities university headquartered in Hyderabad, we have two satellite campuses in Lucknow and Shillong. We stand out among the universities in South Asia with our unique mandate to build teacher competency in language, literary and cultural pedagogies, and research.
Home to students from more than a hundred countries, our campus is a kaleidoscope of cultures and languages. The vibrant academic landscape, a reflection of the essence of diverse cultures, is just one among the many reasons why students choose us.