North-Eastern Hill University - NEHU

North-Eastern Hill University was set up by an Act of Parliament and notified on 19th July 1973. The objectives of the University, as laid down in the act, are "to disseminate and advance knowledge by providing instructional and research facilities in such branches of learning as it may deem fit; to pay special attention to the improvement of the social and economic conditions and welfare of the people of the hill areas of the North-eastern region, and in particular, the intellectual, academic and cultural advancement".

Originally the jurisdiction extended to the states of Meghalaya and Nagaland and the erstwhile Union Territories of Arunachal Pradesh and Mizoram. With the establishment of the Nagaland University on 6th September 1994, the jurisdiction of NEHU ceased over Nagaland. Similarly, with the establishment of the Mizoram University the jurisdiction of NEHU over Mizoram also ceased from June, 2001. Arunachal Pradesh has its own university. However the North-Eastern Regional Institute of Science and Technology located in Arunachal Pradesh is affiliated to NEHU.

Initially, the academic departments and administration of the University at Shillong functioned from hired buildings. Very soon, however, NEHU acquired two prime properties in the city, one belonging to the former Maharaja of Mayurbhanj and the other to the Rani of Bijni. 

In spite of serious constraints of communication and the general lack of infrastructure facilities in the region, NEHU has established itself as an institution of higher learning and research of very high quality. In February 1996, the University set up a campus at Tura with the Departments of English, Garo and Education. Very recently a Department of Rural Development and Agricultural Production has been added to the existing three departments at Tura. 

At present there are fifty-three undergraduate colleges affiliated to the University including eight professional colleges. The University Central Library whose membership includes university and college teachers, postgraduate and undergraduate honours students and members of the non- teaching staff has a collection of close to 2,00,000 books, 38,000 bound periodicals and it subscribes to 316 foreign and 366 Indian current journals.

Schools in North-Eastern Hill University

  • School of Economics Management Information-Science
  • School of Human and Environmental Sciences
  • School of Education
  • School of Humanities
  • School of Life Sciences
  • School of Physical Sciences
  • School of Social Sciences
  • School of Technology

NEHU Courses

School of Economics, Management etc.

Agri-Business Management and Food Technology (Tura)
Courses offered: ABFT

Commerce Department
Courses offered: Master of Commerce and Ph.D.

Economics Department
Courses offered: Post Graduate, M.Phil Economics and Ph.D Economics

Journalism and Mass Communication
Courses offered: Masters in Journalism and Mass Communication.

Library & Information Science department
Courses offered: Master's degree in Library and Information Science and Ph.D Library and Information Science

Management Department (Tura)
Courses offered: MBA

Tourism and Hotel Management Department
Courses offered: Master of Tourism and Travel Management (MTTM) and Ph.D. - THM

School of Education

Adult and Continuing Education Department
Courses offered: M.A and Ph. D

Centre for Distance Education
Courses offered: B.Ed Special Education(B.Ed-SEDE), Post Graduate  Professional Diploma in Special Education (PGPD-SEDE) and Foundation Course on Education of Children  with Disabilities (FC-SEDE)

Centre for Science Education

Education Department
Courses offered: MA, M. Ed and Ph.D

Education Department, Tura Campus
Courses offered: M.A. Education and Ph.D. Education

School of Human & Environmental Sciences

Anthropology Department
Courses offered: M.A./M.Sc. and Ph.D. Anthropology

Environmental Studies Department
Courses offered: M. Sc. and Ph. D

Geography Department
Courses offered: Master Degree, M. Phil and Ph. D

Horticulture Department
Courses offered: M.Sc. in Fruit Science, M.Sc. in Vegetable Science, M.Sc. in Floriculture and Landscaping, Ph.D. in Fruit Science and Ph.D. in Floriculture and Landscaping

Rural Development and Agricultural Production
Courses offered: M. Sc (RDAP)

School of Humanities

English Department
Courses offered: M.A, M.Phil/Ph.D Courses

English Department (Tura Campus)
Courses offered: M.A. and Ph.D. programme in English

Garo Department (Tura Campus)
Courses offered: M.A. and Ph.D. Education

Hindi Department
Courses offered: Open course under CBCS, M.A Hindi, M. Phil and Ph. D

Khasi Department
Courses offered: Master Degree, M. Phil, Ph.D and Open Course

Linguistics Department
Courses offered: M. A and Ph. D

Philosophy Department
Courses offered: M. A, M. Phil and Ph. D

School of Life Sciences

Biochemistry Department
Courses offered: M.Sc and Ph. D

Biotechnology & Bioinformatics Department
Courses offered: M.Sc. Biotechnology and Ph.D.

Botany Department
Courses offered: M. Sc. Botany, M.Sc in Plant Molecular Biology and Ph. D (Botany)

Zoology Department
Courses offered: M.Sc. Zoology and Ph. D Zoology

School of Physical Sciences

Chemistry Department
Courses offered: M.Sc and Ph. D

Mathematics Department
Courses offered: M.Sc and Ph. D

Physics Department
Courses offered: M.Sc and Ph. D

Statistics Department
Courses offered: P.G. Diploma, M.Sc. and M.Phil / Ph.D

School of Social Sciences

Cultural & Creative Studies Department
Courses offered: P.G. Diploma in Painting, P.G. Diploma in Music and Ph.D. programmes in Folkloristics, Music, Visual

History & Archaeology Department, Tura Campus
Courses offered: M. A. In History & Archaeology

History Department
Courses offered: Master Degree and Ph. D

Law Department
Courses offered: B.A. L.L.B (Honours), Ph.D Programme in Law and LL.M Programme

Political Science Department
Courses offered: M.A., M. Phil and Ph. D

Sociology Department

Courses offered: M.A., M. Phil and Ph. D

School of Technology

Architecture Department
Courses offered: Bachelor of Architecture (B.Arch)

Basic Sciences & Social Sciences Department
Courses offered: Courses of Basic Sciences, Humanities and Social Sciences which appear in the 4-year or 8-semester B.Tech Programme in ECE and IT.

Biomedical Engineering Department
Courses offered: B.Tech and Ph. D

Computer Applications Department
Courses offered: MCA and  Ph.D

Electronics and Communication Engineering
Courses offered: B.Tech in ECE, M.Tech. in Microelectronics and VLSI and Ph.D. in ECE Engineering

Energy Engineering Department
Courses offered: Courses offered: B.Tech. in Energy Engineering

Information Technology Department
Courses offered: B.Tech (IT), M.Tech (IT) and Ph.D. (IT)

Nanotechnology Department
Courses offered: M. Tech. and Ph. D.

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NEHU Contact Details

North-Eastern Hill University
Umshing Mawkynroh
Shillong 793022, Meghalaya

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