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English and Foreign Languages University, Hyderabad (Secundrabad), Andhra Pradesh
English and Foreign Languages University, Hyderabad (Secundrabad), Andhra Pradesh
Address:Osmania University Campus, Tarnaka
Hyderabad (Secundrabad) (District Hyderabad (Secundrabad))
Andhra Pradesh, IndiaPin Code : 500007
English and Foreign Languages University, Hyderabad (Secundrabad) Andhra Pradesh is a University recognised by UGC. Status: Central University.
English and Foreign Languages University, Hyderabad (Secundrabad) Andhra Pradesh is situated in Hyderabad (Secundrabad) of Andhra Pradesh state (Province) in India. This data has been provided by www.punjabcolleges.com. Hyderabad (Secundrabad) comes under Hyderabad (Secundrabad) Tehsil, Hyderabad (Secundrabad) District.
Fax # of English and Foreign Languages University, Hyderabad (Secundrabad) Andhra Pradesh is +91-40-27098402.
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Website of English and Foreign Languages University, Hyderabad (Secundrabad) Andhra Pradesh is www.ciefl.ac.in, www.efluniversity.ac.in.
Vice Chancellor : Prof Abhai Mourya, Telephone: +91-40-27689421, Fax: +91-40-27070029.
Registrar : Dr P Bapaiah, Telephone: +91-40-27689422, Fax: +91-40-27098402.
Contact Details of English and Foreign Languages University, Hyderabad (Secundrabad) Andhra Pradesh are : Telephone: +91-40-27098131, 27098033, 27097131, 27688447, 27070046
Profile of English and Foreign Languages University
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.
The Institute continued to grow; M. Litt and Ph.D programmes were added to the existing Post Graduate Diploma courses. To meet the demands of language teachers across the country, the Institute set up two Regional Centres: one in Shillong (1974), and the other in Lucknow (1976). With the introduction of the Department of Correspondence Courses in 1974 , language teachers, both English and foreign languages, had access to many courses through the distance mode. In 2000, the CIEFL shed its 'training institute' avatar, and for the first time began to offer M.A programmes in English Literature, English Language Teaching, Cultural Studies, Linguistics and Phonetics, and Media and Communication. Seven years later, in 2007, thanks to an Act of Parliament, the Institute affectionately called 'seefl' by many became 'iifl'.
In the past 50 years, many scholars have visited us and interacted with our faculty and researchers; prominent visitors have included Mulk Raj Anand, Raja Rao, Anita Desai, William Golding, Noam Chomsky, Michael Halliday, Richard Kayne, E C G Sudharshan, U R Ananthamurthy, A.K Ramanujam and Braj Kachru.
Message from Prof. Abhai Maurya Vice Chancellor
VICE-CHANCELLOR'S WELCOME NOTE
The year 2008-2009 has been an eventful year in the life of the English and Foreign Languages University. The Ministry of Human Resource Development, Government of India, accorded approval to the First Ordinances of the University. The Visitor of the University, H.E., the President of India, approved the changes in the Statutes of the University according to which, academically, the University was restructured into 11 Schools and 38 departments. Apart from the 11 Schools, the University has also created two important centres as given below, under its Ordinances:
1. All India English Language Testing Authority (AIELTA)
2. Research and Creative Sources Generation Centre (RCSGC)
Continuing its developmental activities, the university digitalised most of its class rooms, augmented the computer centres for the students, renovated the dining halls and kitchens of existing hostels equipping them with the most modern equipment, undertook a thorough renovation of residential rooms and common facilities like reading and TV halls etc.
Construction of a 300-seater international hostel for men and another one for women with the same number of seats is in full swing presently. The first hostel is likely to be ready for occupation by July end, 2009. Approximately, 1000 seats are being added to the existing men's and women's hostels. Hopefully, all the non-local students may be accommodated in the most modern hostel rooms with up-to-date facilities and amenities.
Additional classroom space is being created and most likely the same will be available from the new academic year. A four-floor complex that will house the Gokak Auditorium, conference halls, new classrooms and offices is under construction. The guest house of the university, the distance education complex and EMRC building are being renovated and extended. The library also is being modernised and technologically updated.
Last year, we had started the following new courses:
i. Five-year Integrated M.A. Course in English
ii. Five-year Integrated M.A. Course in Arabic, French, German, Russian and Spanish
iii. Five-year Integrated M.A. Course in Mass Communication and Journalism
iv. One-year full-time Intensive Advanced Diploma in Russian
v. Five-year Integrated M.A. Course in English at both the Shillong and Lucknow Campuses
vi. Ph.D. in English (Linguistics and Phonetics) at the Lucknow Campus
The courses attracted a large number of aspirants and all the seats were filled both in the general and reserved categories. Indeed, the new courses have been extremely successful. Moreover, the number of Indian students increased almost 5 times and that of foreign students, 4 times. Students of the Five-year Integrated M.A. Courses in English or Journalism and Mass Communication are offered a compulsory course in any one of the foreign languages for four semesters (2 years). Similarly students of foreign languages study English for 4 semesters as a compulsory course. The benefits obtaining from these unique programmes could be enormous and they are already there for all to see.
Indeed, our students even with a B.A. (Hons) degree, which they get after pursuing the Five year Integrated M.A. Courses in English for three years, are a sought after lot by companies and other organisations, thanks to the high standard that they attain in English language. Moreover, with a B.A. (Hons) degree in English, Foreign languages and Journalism and Mass Communication, the students could pursue higher studies in fields like MBA and others and that too with an added advantage accruing to them, thanks to proficiency in English and foreign languages. Indeed, our courses are, for all practical purposes, emerging as professional courses offering immense job and career prospects.
The University also offers the course, which could be termed unique in more than one sense, i.e., the B.Ed. course in English (a self-financed course) and Post-Graduate Diploma in the Teaching of English (PGDTE). Both of these are extremely sought after courses. Students passing out from these programmes are recruited in prestigious schools and other educational institutions. Indeed, the placements for our B.Ed. graduates have been 100% over the years. Most of these graduates get offers from more than one prestigious school with quite attractive pay packages.
From this academic year, the University is introducing an M.A. in English through the Distance Mode, which, we are sure, will be a big draw. Most of the departments are starting their independent M.Phil. and Ph.D. Programmes from the current academic session.
A Welfare University
The University has introduced a welfare fee structure, i.e., by taking a reasonable amount of fees from those who can pay and exempting those from the payment of fees who cannot afford. Apart from this, the University from its self-generated funds has created a students' welfare fund out of which the University gives stipend to needy students to the extent of Rs.1000/- per month, apart from a book allowance of Rs.1000/- annually. Such students are also exempted from monthly maintenance charges and room rent in the hostel. We are proud to say that in the year 2008-2009 the University was able to provide different stipends and fellowships to almost 80% of its students.
It may be mentioned that all M.Phil. and Ph.D. scholars of the University are eligible to get UGC fellowships (M.Phil. Rs. 3000/- p.m., which is likely to be increased to Rs. 5000/- p.m., and Ph.D. Rs. 5000/- p.m., which is likely to be increased to Rs. 8000/- p.m.). These scholarships are over and above the JRFs given by the UGC.
Apart from this, in a modest way, the University has also launched 'Earn while you learn' scheme in the University and a number of scholars have been engaged in teaching and other activities under this dispensation.
The University provides full medical care to all its full-time students (excluding the self financing students of the professional courses), including hospitalisation, free of cost.
A Multi-Campus University
The EFL University presently has three campuses, Hyderabad, (the main campus) Lucknow and Shillong campuses. With a view to coming up to the expectation of the all India jurisdiction of the University, we are trying to set up two more campuses of the University, one in Haryana, and the other in Kerala.
The University also implements Govt. of India schemes through the District Centres (approx. 35 in number), Institutes of English Language Training (16 in number) and Regional Institutes of English (Chandigarh and Bengaluru). Through this network, the University reaches out to the remotest areas located in the interior of the country for training teachers of English at all levels of teaching, which indeed is a unique feather in the cap of the University.
The EFL University - a Nodal Institution for English and FL Studies in India
The EFL University, being the only central university in the field of English and Foreign Languages in the country, has been carrying out proficiency courses in English language for international and Indian learners. For instance, in collaboration with the Ministry of External Affairs, the EFL University has been conducting proficiency courses in English for learners coming from Latin America, Africa, CIS, Arab, ASEAN and other developing countries. Thus, the University is emerging as an international cultural hub in the true sense of the word, in the field of English and Foreign Languages.
The International Dimension of the EFL University
The University has been called upon by the Government of India to create Centres for English Language Training (CELTs) in several countries. For instance, the University is collaborating in creating and running CELTs in Vietnam, Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar and Sri Lanka. Probably, sooner than later, such centres will also be opened in Indonesia and other countries. The University admits a large number of foreign students to its full-time courses, to both under-graduate and post-graduate streams. The foreign students come to the University through ICCR and private channels.
The EFL University has signed MoUs with several universities and organisations of the world. Under these agreements, the University realises student-exchange, teacher-exchange, joint research projects, joint organisation of conferences, seminars and symposiums etc. Students are also sent, for a semester, to study abroad at the campus of the universities with which we have an agreement. The University bears the cost of air travel for such students and the host university provides them the hospitality, which is a unique feature of the EFL University. The students of the University, thanks to their exposure to a multi-cultural milieu are likely to have unique opportunities in developing their personality in a holistic manner. Their mental and intellectual horizons experience unprecedented enrichment thanks to the exposure to cross-cultural exchanges and encounters. The EFL University, thus, is emerging as a truly international university.
Wishing a very exciting new academic year to one and all!
Professor Abhai Maurya
1) CIEFL becomes The EFL University
The English and Foreign Languages University has been created by the Indian Parliament with a view to building upon the achievements of the former CIEFL, and to significantly expand its activities on the national and global stage. While the CIEFL, a Deemed University, was primarily a teacher-training Institute, the mandate of the new university, according to the Act, is to advance and disseminate 'instructional, research and extension facilities in the teaching of English and Foreign Languages and Literature in India', as well as, 'to take appropriate measures for inter-disciplinary studies and research in Literary and Cultural Studies, and to develop critical intercultural understanding of civilizations.' The task of the university will thus be to play a leading role in creating socially and economically relevant knowledge related to communication in the broad sense, and share this expertise for the good of the Indian people as well as other people in the developing world. The university, in other words, is committed to the principles of inclusive growth and cosmopolitan advance.
a. Our first motto will be: 'Cross the border and close the gap through language!' There is a Russian saying: 'Yazyk do Kieva dovedyot': Language will take you to Kiev (the capital of ancient 'Rus'). This means that language can be a very powerful vehicle for meeting people, and for achieving understanding. In today's context, language should take us not only to New York and London, but also to Berlin, Madrid, Beijing, Hanoi, La Paz, and to Kiev, too.
b. Our second motto will be: 'From the university of theory, to the university of practice!' The expansion must not be envisioned merely in geographic terms: our university will endeavour to place English and other languages in the service of those people of the world who have until now remained deprived of adequate language skills, and the benefits that flow from the knowledge of these languages.
2) Extensive Academic and Teacher education programme
In order to realize the mandate given, the university will strengthen the existing academic programmes offered in both the face-to-face and distance modes, and initiate some new programmes which will include:
i) Five-Year Integrated M.A. Programmes in English (face-to-face mode) in Linguistics, English Literature, Literary and Cultural Studies and Teaching English as a Second Language and Mass Communication and Journalism.
ii) Five-Year Integrated M. A. Programmes in Foreign Languages (face-to-face mode) in Arabic, French, German, Italian, Russian, Spanish, and possibly Chinese.
iii) e-Master (on-line) MA and M.Phil programmes in French, German, Russian, etc.
iv) M.A. in Media and Communication, and Journalism.
v) M.A. in Film Studies.
vi) Courses in English for Specific Purposes: English for Lawyers/Doctors/Scientists/Business Communication/IT Sector, etc.
vii) Online English Proficiency Development Programmes
viii) Courses in Teacher Education and Development: Various courses, in collaboration with national- and state-level agencies will be made available in both the face-to-face and distance modes. Remedial Courses for trainees coming from the rural hinterland. Trainer development courses to take up the task of teacher training and teacher education at various levels. Short-term courses of 10 days or more for the underprivileged teacher from rural India.
3) Multi-Campus University
The university already has a campus in Hyderabad, Lucknow and Shillong. As the university has an all-India mandate, in the coming years, we will be setting up five more campuses in different parts of the country, thereby becoming India's first truly multi-campus university. The idea behind establishing new campuses is to reach out to those who live outside the metropolitan areas, and to help them compete in and contribute to all spheres of national activity. A vast majority of Indians have until now been deprived of English and other world languages, and have therefore been unable to compete with those educated in urban public/convent schools. Kerala and Haryana have already offered to provide land for a new campus.
4) Admission of Foreign Students
A large number of additional places will be earmarked for foreign students who wish to pursue full-time or short-term intensive courses in English. A 3,000-room hostel of international standard is being built for this purpose.
5) International Collaboration
We will undertake joint teaching and research programmes/projects with several universities the world over. Short-term and long-term international training programmes in language skills as well as inter-cultural studies will be started. Such collaboration will not only attract a very large number of students thus contributing greatly to the economy of the city, but also boost what is often called 'channel two diplomacy': establishing people-to-people contacts and vibrant relationships across borders. A new International Guest House with 200 rooms is being constructed to facilitate the implementation of these joint ventures.
6) Interface with Industry and Other Sectors
There will be a close interface with the manufacturing and InfoTech sectors in order to provide personnel with optimum communication skills. We shall design and develop a range of short-term, self-financing need-based vocational courses for the market, as well as for voluntary organizations.
7) Inter-disciplinary Studies
Research projects will be undertaken on a collaborative basis with our national and foreign counterparts in diverse fields such as literature, languages, teacher education, media and communication, journalism, performing arts, cinema, culture, etc. Languages and literatures will not be studied in isolation, and questions related to multi-lingualism and pluralism will receive special attention, since we believe that a country like India is uniquely placed to lead discussions on such issues of global significance.
Since the primary function of a university is to create and disseminate socially useful knowledge and skills, importance will be given to the publishing of books and journals in the areas of our expertise. We will also build a strong base for producing audio and video materials; a part of this will be marketed to generate revenue for the university's activities and expansion, while the remaining part will be shared with the public through our website.
9) Sources Generation Centre
Owing to the language barrier, valuable research sources such as books and published papers in foreign languages, such as Russian, cannot be accessed by our scholars. The university plans to set up a Centre to translate such resources into English and Indian languages, and they will be made available to researchers.
10) Academic Updating Mechanisms
The English and Foreign Languages University will strive to be a welfare university. Adequate funds will be generated to ensure that our faculty can travel the world over for conferences and research projects. As part of an 'Earn as you Learn' scheme, our students will have access to scholarships, bursaries, and teaching assistantships. The university also plans to set aside a substantial amount from the corpus fund for the welfare of our employees, so that everyone feels a part of the EFL University community.
11) Creation of a People's University
To sum up, the attempt is not to add one more elite institute, but rather to create a People's University of international standards. The academic commitment will be spelt out in clear terms: galvanize people, make borders redundant.
QUICK FACTS ABOUT THE HYDERABAD CAMPUS
The Central Institute of English (CIE) was established in 1958 to improve the standards of teaching English in the country.
The Institute was the brainchild of the first Prime Minster of india, Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru.
The Institute is next to Arts College, Osmania University.
The Institute houses approximately 25 buildings on 32 acres of land
1958: CIE is born
1963: first radio programmes for learners and teachers of English are broadcast.
1972: CIE becomes CIEFL
1973: Shillong (Regional Centre) campus is established
1974: Centre for Distance Education is set up.
1977: Publications Unit is established
1979: Lucknow Centre is inaugurated
1984: EMRC is set up
2000: M.A programmes in English are introduced
2006 December: CIEFL becomes a Central University.
2007 August: CIEFL becomes English and Foreign Languages University.
Other than the Ramesh Mohan Library, The English and Foreign Languages University, Hyderabad, has two other Resource Centres.
The Publications Unit was established in 1977 to publish and disseminate the learned work and the teaching materials brought out by this institution. A complete catalogue of our publications, ranging from research monographs to audio and print material for beginner learners of English and the foreign languages taught in our university, may be obtained from the Manager of this unit. EFL University has plans for an ambitious publications programme beginning with the launch of two new research journals: 'Contextures' and 'Interface'.
A modernization of the press attached to the publications unit through acquisition of state-of-the art equipment is now under way.
Educational Multi-media Research Centre (EM2RC)
The Educational Multi-Media Research Centre (EM2RC), set up at the university in 1984, includes a full fledged television and sound studio complex, and is equipped with the latest recording systems. The Centre has produced many programmes on various subjects such as natural sciences, social sciences and humanities, which are regularly telecast under the UGC's Countrywide Classroom programmes on the Doordarshan national network, with an estimated viewership of more than twenty million. The programmes are structured in such a way that they take the students 'out of the classroom' and beyond the textbook. Many of these programmes have received critical acclaim and have been chosen for national awards in educational broadcasting. The Centre also conducts training and research programmes such as workshops for producers, cameraman and technical assistants, provides internship facilities for students of Mass Communication from various universities, and designs national experiments in Interactive Television.
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New English and Foreign Languages University vice-chancellor takes chargeHYDERABAD: Nearly two years after its last vice-chancellor, Abhai Maurya, stepped down, the English and Foreign Languages University (Eflu) finally got a new VC on Monday when professor Sunaina Singh took charge. She is the first woman to hold the post of Eflu VC. Originally from Rajasthan, Singh has 30 years teaching experience with Osmania Universitys department of English.
Singh was head of OUs English department and also the president of the varsitys Canadian studies centre, the Shastri Indo-Canadian Institute. Besides being a visitors nominee to Central universities across the country like Central University of Haryana and Assam Central University, Singh has also been nominated to the governing council of Jodhpurs National Law University. She has been an executive council member at several central universities and also occupied various positions in the University Grants Commission (UGC).
Singh now faces the Herculean task of coming up with immediate solutions to several issues raised by students. Within 30 days, I will be finalising the land deal with the Kerala government for the new campus in the state and will also visit the Pochampally plot to take stock of the situation, she said.
After 2 years, EFLU gets a vice-chancellorHYDERABAD: Prof Sunaina Singh of the Department of English, Osmania University, has been appointed vice-chancellor of the English and Foreign Languages University (Eflu) and she will be taking charge on Monday. The Eflu has been facing a number of problems, including severe shortage of teaching staff, due to the absence of a regular vice-chancellor for the past two years.
Incharge vice-chancellor Prof R Amritavalli confirmed Prof Sunaina Singhs appointment. We received the intimation on May 11 at around 6 p.m and we have passed on the appointment orders to Prof Singh. She will be taking charge as Eflu vice-chancellor around 10.30 a.m on Monday. We are all very excited about this, she said.
Prof Amritavalli, who has been the incharge vice-chancellor of the university, said she would continue to be the senior most faculty member and serve the university as a professor in the Department of Linguistics. Lavishing praises on Prof Singh, she said, Prof Singh is a very gracious person and she is from OU. We will extend our full cooperation to help her take the university to greater heights.
Prof Sunaina Singh is currently the head of the Department of English and is also the director of the English Language Teaching Centre and the Canadian Studies Centre at the Osmania University. Taking charge of the English and Foreign Languages University is a big challenge. My aim, as I take charge, is to overcome all the challenges facing the university and take it forward, she told.
Significantly, students of the Eflu who had been waging a relentless battle of sorts for the appointment of a regular vice-chancellor, welcomed Prof Singhs appointment. Most of them seemed happy with the decision though some pointed out that two precious years had been wasted. Come June, we might have been celebrating two years without a regular vice-chancellor. But the decision has come at the right time, said Rajesh Kumar, a PhD scholar. Expressing similar views, Ramakrishna, an MA student, said, appointing a professor from OU, who must have been aware of all the crises in EFL university, is a welcome move. We hope the new vice-chancellor brings with her all the solutions for our problems and wish her all the best.
The term of the last regular vice-chancellor Prof. Abhay Maurya had ended in June 2010 and since then, the varsity has seen incharge VCs in Prof. Mohammad Miyan of the Maulana Azad National Urdu University and Prof R Amritavalli, the senior most faculty of EFL university.
The three-member search committee, which was the second such committee formed to find the best candidate as the regular vice-chancellor for ELFU, was headed by Prof. Narendra Jadhav, former vice-chancellor, University of Pune, and Planning Commission member, and had University of Hyderabad former vice-chancellor Prof. Goverdhan Mehta and its former dean of students welfare Prof. Rama Rao as its members.
Shortage of staff-the biggest challenge The Eflu has 11 schools with each having at least two or three departments. However, because of the absence of a regular vice-chancellor, recruitment of professors has stopped in the last two years leading to shortage of teaching staff in almost half of the schools. Students and professors of the varsity are unanimous in their opinion that shortage of teaching staff is the biggest challenge facing the new vice-chancellor.
Expressing his concern, Prof Abhishek Raushan of the Department of Hindi admitted that running various programs had become extremely difficult. There has been no recruitment since 2010 when the last VCs term ended. It is extremely difficult to run a department like this, he said.
Similarly, Prof Nishant K Narayanan of the German Department, said, we need more professors for the courses we offer. We have BA and MA courses for which we are currently having six faculty members but we need more. Acknowledging the shortage of teaching staff, Prof Harish Kumar Vijra of the Russian Department too said, we are running short of three professors and currently, have to manage with eight faculty members. Due to the absence of a regular vice-chancellor, there has been no allocation of funds for exchange programs too which were active till the break up of the Soviet Union. He recalled that there existed a memorandum of understanding regarding exchange programs between India and Russia but that it was not operational at the moment.
The School of Communication Studies had to scrap its BA program last year due to lack of faculty members and infrastructure. Hoping for a better future, Prof Nagamallika said, We are developing the infrastructure required to start the course again. We are currently facing shortage of teachers and we have filed a petition for around five more professors in the 12th plan. We currently have only four faculty members. Worse is the problem in the Spanish Department.
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