Among the 29 departments run by Cochin University of Science and Technology and Department of English and Foreign Languages is one of them. The department was established in 1976, 5 years after the establishment of the university. The Department of English and Foreign Languages offers certificate courses in French, German, Italian; Integrated Diploma in Japanese; PG Diploma in Communicative English and elective course in English. Even though the department was reorganised as Department of Culture and Heritage giving importance to History, Archaeology and Museology. However, it was recovered as the Department of English and Foreign Language to reinstate the importance of languages in 2012.
Introduction of evening courses
The university will now be conducting evening classes for courses. The evening course will have a duration of one year. The candidates can now apply for evening courses of PG Diploma in Communicative English, Integrated Diploma in Japanese, Certificate in German, French and Italian. The last date of application for these courses is 31st May, 2017. The application fee for general candidates is Rs 100; application fee for SC/ST is Rs.50.