EFLu needs Rs 500 cr under XI Five Year Plan: VC

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Hyderabad, Dec 11 (UNI) To meet international standards in teaching foreign languages and provide better facilities to students, the newly-established 'English and Foreign Languages University' (EFLU) has projected Rs 500 crore as its financial requirement in the XI Five Year Plan.

Talking to newspersons here today, University Vice-Chancellor Abhai Mourya said as part of expanding its infrastructural facilities, it was proposed to establish an international hostel to accommodate 2,000 students, an hostel for 1,000 local students and an international guest house for 200 people.

The University had written a letter to Chief Minister Y S Rajasekhara Reddy urging him to sanction 200 acre of land for seting up a new 'international standard' campus, he said, adding that it received Rs 15 crore as the first instalment from the Centre this year.

The Executive Council of the University, which had met on September 19, had taken the decision to create an All India English Language Testing Authority (AIELTA) to measure the standards of usage of english language in different educational institutions in the country, he said.

Prof Mourya said 14 schools and 92 departments would be established in the niversity by offering all foreign language courses under one roof by 2009.

He said 90 students, selected by the Ministry of External Affairs (MEA), and 20 from third world countries, on behalf of the American Centre, would join the short-term foreign language courses next year.

The Central Institute of English and Foreign Language (CIEFL) was upgraded into a Central University recently by the Centre, which came into existence on August three, 2007, he added.

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