Meghalaya is one of the “seven sisters” states in the North East Region of India.
Though the state is very small, it has a few educational institutions of repute
like the Institutes of National Importance. They are The Indian Institute of Management
and the National Institute of Technology.
The Central Universities in Meghalaya
There are two central Universities in Meghalaya of which one is for Agriculture.
The university is a combined university for all the 7 states of the North Eastern
Region. Extensive academic courses and research programs are conducted here.
The other Central University for the North Eastern Hill Region has been established
with two campuses in Meghalaya. It is a regional university for the North Eastern
States. Apart from the usual Arts, Sciences and commerce courses, it also conducts
a variety of courses in Engineering, Management, Environment Sciences, Education,
and Rural Development. There are also two law colleges affiliated to this university.
There have a number of colleges spread across the state that are affiliated to the
The University of Technology and Management has the distinction of being the first
university in the country to introduce the subject of Cloud Computing as part of
its course offered.
One of the highly ranked management colleges is present in Shillong affiliated to
this university of Technology and Management. The university is now a part of the
network of the Laureate International universities.
Among the Universities in Meghalaya there is a private university which is ranked
high in India. A number of colleges affiliated to the unvisteristy is spread out
across the state, which offers a large number of courses, both degree and diploma
courses are conducted in the Engineering colleges and in the three polytechnics
all of which are approved by the All India Council of Technical Education. There
are other courses in Business studies, applied sciences, Humanities and Education.