Central Institute of English & Foreign Languages

The Central Institute of English and Foreign Languages (CIEFL), Hyderabad, earlier known as Central Institute of English, was initiated in 1958 with a mojar aim to bring about a qualitative change in the standard of English teaching methods in India. To achieve this aim, the institute devised various programs in the areas of research, development and training, the result of which was languages such as German, French, Russian, Arabic, Spanish and Japanese were included as foreign language courses in the institute.

The Institute strives to attain academic excellence not only through the teaching of the rudiments of the languages but also focusing on the culture, literature and tradition of the country of their origin.

Apart from campus in Hyderabad, the Institute has two more campuses; one at Lucknow and the other at Shillong.

The Central Institute of English and Foreign Languages also has a Department of Distance Education which commenced operations in 1973. This Department later on came to be known as the Department of Distance Education.

CIEFL is a Deemed University, as powered by University Grants Commission Act. The campus has the following blocks:

  • Administrative Block

  • Academic Block

  • Library

  • Men's Hostel

  • Women's Hostel

  • Health Center

  • Staff Quarters

Schools under the Institute

There are quite a few centers under each of the aforesaid schools which impart language education either in the conventional classroom method or through distance learning.

  • School of English Language Education

  • School of Distance Education

  • School of Foreign Languages

  • School of Language Sciences

  • School of Critical Humanities

Courses

Centre for English Literature

Courses offered in English literature are as follows:

  • MA Programme in English Literature

  • MA Programme in Literary and Cultural Studies (LCS)

  • MPhil Programme in English Literature

  • PhD Programme in English Literature

Centre for Translation Studies

Courses offered in Translation Studies are as follows:

  • Diploma in Translation

  • Advanced Diploma in Professional Translation

  • Post-Graduate Diploma in Translation Studies (PGDTS)

  • School of Distance Education

Centre for English Studies

Courses offered in English Studies are as follows:

  • MPhil in English

  • PhD in English

  • Post Graduate Certificate in the Teaching of English (PGCTE)

  • Post Graduate Diploma in the Teaching of English (PGDTE)

  • School of English Language Education

  • MA English (TESL)

  • MA English (Media and Communication)

  • MA Media and Communication

  • MPhil

  • PhD

  • PhD (Part Time)

  • MA TESL

  • BEd

  • School of Foreign Languages

Centre for Arabic Studies

Courses offered in Arabic literature are as follows:

  • Part-Time Language Proficiency Programme in Arabic

  • Part-Time Diploma in Translation (Arabic/English, English/Arabic)

  • MA in Arabic (Distance Mode)

  • MA in Arabic (Full Time)

  • Post-Graduate Diploma in the Teaching of Arabic (PGDTA)

  • MPhil in Arabic

  • PhD in Arabic

Centre for French and Francophone Studies

Courses offered in French are as follows:

Part-time Proficiency Programs:

Certificate of Proficiency

Diploma

Advanced Diploma.

  • MA in French (Distance Mode)

  • MA in French (Full Time)

  • Post Graduate Certificate in the Teaching of French (PGCTF)

  • Post Graduate Diploma in the Teaching of French (PGDTF)

  • MPhil

  • PhD

  • e-Master in French (online, MA plus MPhil)

Centre for German Studies

Courses offered in German literature are as follows:

  • Part-Time Language Proficiency Programs in German

  • Part-Time Diploma in Translation

  • Diploma in Interpretation

  • MA in German (Distance Mode)

  • MA in German (Full time)

  • Post-Graduate Certificate in the Teaching of German (PGCTG)

  • Post-Graduate Diploma in the Teaching of German (PGDTG)

  • MPhil in German

  • PhD in German

Centre for Hispanic Studies

Courses offered in Hispanic Studies are as follows:

  • Part-Time Language Proficiency Programs in Spanish

  • Part-Time Diploma in Translation

  • MA in Spanish (Distance Mode)

  • MA in Spanish (Full Time)

  • Post-Graduate Certificate in the Teaching of Spanish (PGCTS)

  • Post-Graduate Diploma in the Teaching of Spanish (PGDTS)

  • MPhil in Spanish (Distance Mode)

  • MPhil in Spanish

  • PhD in Spanish

Centre for Russian Studies

Courses offered in Russian Studies are as follows:

Levels 1.1 to 1.6 (Part-Time)

  • Diploma in Scientific and Technical Translation in Russian (Part-Time)

  • Master of Arts (MA) in Russian

  • Post-Graduate Certificate in the Teaching of Russian (PGCTR)

  • Post-Graduate Diploma in the Teaching of Russian (PGDTR)

  • Master of Philosophy (MPhil) in Russian (Distance Mode)

  • Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in Russian (Distance Mode)

  • Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in Russian

  • Master of Arts (MA) in Russian (Distance Mode)

  • Master of Philosophy (MPhil) in Russian

School of Language Sciences

Courses offered in Language Sciences are as follows:

  • MA English (Linguistics)

  • MA Linguistics

  • MPhil English (Linguistics and Phonetics)/MPhil Linguistics/MPhil Phonetics/MPhil Applied Linguistics

  • PhD English (Linguistics and Phonetics)/PhD Linguistics/PhD Phonetics/PhD Applied Linguistics

  • Post Graduate Certificate in the Teaching of English-Hall Ticket MPhil

  • e-Master in French (online MA plus MPhil)

  • School of Critical Humanities

Centre for India Studies

Centre for India Studies offer courses such as:

  • Proficiency in Sanskrit-I

  • Proficiency in Sanskrit-II

  • Proficiency in Sanskrit-III

  • Proficiency Course in Sanskrit-IV

Paninis System of Grammar

Grammar field includes courses such as:

  • Philosophy of Language: A close reading of the first Ahnika (paspashahnika) of Patanjalis Mahabhasya

  • Indian theories of meaning

  • Indian Poetics/Aesthetics Theory

  • Phonetics: Indian Traditions

  • Introduction to Indian Logic-I

  • Introduction to Indian Logic-II

  • Proficiency Course in Sanskrit-IV

School of Distance Education

Centre for English Studies offers the following courses as distant courses:

  • MPhil in English

  • PhD in English

  • Post Graduate Certificate in the Teaching of English (PGCTE)

  • Post Graduate Diploma in the Teaching of English (PGDTE)

School of English Language Education

Courses offered in English literature are as follows:

  • MA English (TESL)

  • MA English (Media and Communication)

  • MA Media and Communication

  • MA TESL

School of Foreign Languages

Centre for Japanese Studies and Centre for Russian Studies includes these courses:

  • Levels 1.1 to 1.6 (Part-Time)

  • Diploma in Scientific and Technical Translation in Russian (Part-Time)

  • Master of Arts (M. A) in Russian (Distance Mode)

  • Master of Arts (M. A) in Russian

  • Post-Graduate Certificate in the Teaching of Russian (PGCTR)

  • Post-Graduate Diploma in the Teaching of Russian (PGDTR)

  • Master of Philosophy (MPhil) in Russian (Distance Mode)

  • Master of Philosophy (MPhil) in Russian v Doctor of Philosophy (Ph. D) in Russian (Distance Mode)

  • Doctor of Philosophy (Ph. D) in Russian

School of Language Sciences

Centre for Linguistics and Contemporary English offers the following courses:

  • LS113 Linguistics and Psychology

  • LS111-Basic Concepts in Linguistics

  • LS112-Linguistics Exploration

  • LS131-Word formation in English

  • MPhil English (Linguistics and Phonetics)/MPhil Linguistics/MPhil Phonetics/MPhil Applied Linguistics

  • PhD English (Linguistics and Phonetics)/PhD Linguistics/PhD Phonetics/PhD Applied Linguistics

  • M A Proficiency Course in Sanskrit-IV

Facilities

The following facilities are available in the institute campus:

  • Library

  • Educational Media Research Centre

  • Language Laboratories

  • Audio and Video Recording Units

  • Modern Classrooms

  • Computers with internet access

  • Printing Press

  • Hostels for men and women

  • International Guest House

  • Health Care Centre

  • Staff Quarters

  • Cafeteria

  • Creche

Administrative Posts

Administrative posts in the institute are as follows:

  • Registrar

  • Dy. Registrar

  • Assistant Registrar (Administration)

  • Assistant Registrar (Academic)

  • Assistant Registrar (Accounts)

  • Assistant Registrar (Stores)

Contact Address

  • Contact details of The Institute: The Central Institute of English and Foreign Languages Hyderabad, Andhra Pradesh-500 007
  • Phone No. ( + 91 40) 868 131
  • Fax No: ( + 91 40) 868 225
  • Website: www.ciefl.ac.in
  • Chief Public Information Officer: Dr. T. A. V. Murthy, Librarian
  • Public Information Officer: Mr. Muralidhar Tadi, Assistant Registrar (Admn)
  • Assistant Public Information Officer: Mr. S S Santosh Kumar, Section Officer, Administration Section