Central Institute of English and Foreign Languages (CIEFL) - Introduction

The Central Institute of English and Foreign Languages – CIEFL is a National Institute for providing higher education in English and other Foreign Languages in India. The EMRC functions under the control of CIEFL. In fact,  Educational Media Research Centre, CIEFL, Hyderabad came into being in 1985. The institute serves the purpose to tap the potential of television as an educational tool and to make quality higher education accessible to students of small and remote places utilizing the rapidly expanding television network in the country.

The CIEFL is the only university in India of its kind exclusively devoted to learning and teaching of English and other Foreign languages in demand.  CIEFL offers language programmes in English, Arabic, French, German, Japanese, Russian and Spanish.

Presently, the CIEFL has three campuses – Hyderabad, Lucknow   and Shillong. The Hyderabad campus of CIEFL has five different schools, namely- School of Critical Humanities, School of Distance Education, School of English Language Education, School of Foreign Langauges and School of Language Sciences. The Lucknow campus runs MA English and M.Phil. in Linguistics and Phonetics. The Shillong campus also offers programs in English, French and German.

The Ramesh Mohan Library of the institute is a reservoir of information for scholars and academicians. The library has more than 118 000 volumes of books and periodicals in English and Other Foreign Languages. In fact, this is nerve center of the institute.

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