|Motto||Rise Up and Build|
|Type||Public central university|
|Vice-Chancellor||Prabha Shankar Shukla|
North-Eastern Hill University (NEHU) is a Central University established on 19 July 1973 by an Act of the Indian Parliament. The university is in the suburb of Shillong, the state capital of Meghalaya, India. The university has two campuses: Shillong and Tura in Meghalaya. NEHU Tura Campus functions under a pro-vice chancellor.
It is the University Grants Commission's University with Potential for Excellence (conferred in 2006). It was established as a regional university for the states of northeast India, including Meghalaya, Nagaland, Arunachal Pradesh and Mizoram, and had given birth to Nagaland University in 1994 and Mizoram University in 2001.
NEHU has two academic campuses, one at Mawkynroh-Umshing, Shillong, and another at Chasingre, Tura. Shillong is the headquarters of academic and administrative functions. The main campus is 1225 acres in area. It accommodates National Council of Science Museums (NCSM), Indira Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU), Indian Council of Social Science Research (ICSSR), Sports Authority of India (SAI) and The English and Foreign Languages University (EFLU).
The head of the administration is the vice-chancellor (VC), who is appointed by the visitor of the university, the President of India, for a five-year tenure. The Governor of Meghalaya is the chief rector. Under the VC are two pro-vice-chancellors, one for each of the two campuses, Tura and Shillong, and a Registrar. As of December 2021[update], the VC is Prabha Shankar Shukla.
Initially, the academic departments and the administration of NEHU at Shillong functioned from three prime sites in the Shillong city; one from the former Maharaja of Mayurbhanj, the other from the Rani of Bijni and the third one from the Government of Meghalaya, popularly known as Horse-Shoe Building. The university now runs its central administration from its main campus in Mawkynroh-Umshing.
The university has the following schools, departments and centres of studies:
The jurisdiction of the university extended originally 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 6 September 1994, the jurisdiction of NEHU ceased over Nagaland. Likewise with the establishment of the Mizoram University the jurisdiction of NEHU over Mizoram also ceased from June 2001. Arunachal Pradesh has its own university.
The Central Library started in 1973 with a collection of 600 books. Its membership includes university and college teachers, postgraduate and undergraduate honours students and members of the non-teaching staff. The permanent library at Shiilong campus was funded by the Indian Ministry of Development of North Eastern Region (MDoNER) and inaugurated in 2006. It now has a collection of over 230,000 books, 38,000 bound periodicals and it subscribes to 316 foreign and 366 Indian journals.
|General – India|
|NIRF (Overall) (2021)||90|
|NIRF (Universities) (2021)||59|