The North - Eastern Hill University (NEHU) was set up by an Act of Parliament of India and notified on 19th July 1973 with the primary objectives 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, of India and, in particular, their intellectual, academic and cultural advancement. NEHU is headquartered in Shillong, the administrative capital of Meghalaya (India). The university has a tag of ‘a university with potential for excellence’ and has been reaccredited by NAAC as ‘A’ grade in the year 2017. The university has innumerable under-graduate and post-graduate departments and many colleges affiliated to it.

Over the years, NEHU has contributed enormously in teaching and research thereby making groundbreaking contributions in the socio-economic fabric of the state of Meghalaya and the North East India as a whole. In particular, the university has started a number of new departments in recent years in science and social science discipline. In a short span of about 30 years NEHU has matured into an institution with a serious academic and social and cultural agenda and a clear vision for its future growth.