The “English Language Cell” was started by the Department of English in 1973 to offer remedial courses in English for postgraduate students from non-English medium backgrounds. From 1979 to 1994, the Cell also conducted eight-week intensive English language courses for agricultural scientists and workers deputed by the International Crops Research Institute for the Semi Arid Tropics (ICRISAT), Hyderabad. In 1988, the UGC sanctioned the “English Language Teaching Centre” and the activities of the Language Cell were taken over by the ELTC.


Since 1988, ELTC, the UGC-sanctioned University Centre, has been offering a range of courses to help Indian and foreign students, teachers, employees, and professionals to acquire proficiency in English which has become necessary for academic and professional advancement.



  • To design customized courses for institutions and organizations.

  • To run need-based English courses.

  • To provide Remedial Courses.

  • To help college and university students acquire proficiency in English.

  • To offer courses to professionals (lawyers, engineers, doctors, paramedical staff and software users etc.)

  • To organize training programmes for school and college teachers.

  • To guide individual colleges to meet their language needs, and

  • To undertake research.


Courses Offered

  • Diploma Course in English for Foreign Students (DCEFS)

  • Proficiency Course in English (60 hours)

  • Advanced Course in English

  • Basic Interactive Communication Skills in English

  • Advance Communication Skills in English for Professionals

  • Special Course in English (for students of PG, Professional Courses of OU and affiliated colleges)

  • Intensive Bridge Course in English



Prof C Muralikrishna

Professor & Head

Department of English


Mr M Srinivasa Rao (Computer Operator)

Mr J Srisailam (Office Subordinate)
Mr G Ramesh (Accountant)



The Director, English Language Training Centre
Arts College, Osmania University
Phone: 040-27098453, 27091926