North Eastern Hill University is a Central University established on 19 July 1973 by an Act of Indian Parliament. The University is located in the suburb of Shillong, the state capital of Meghalaya within the union of India. The objectives of the University, as laid down in the parliament 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". At present the University has two campuses, Shillong and Tura in West Garo Hills. NEHU Tura Campus functions under a Pro-Vice Chancellor.
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.
The University has following schools (Departments/Centres of Studies)
School of Physical Science (Chemistry, Mathematics, Physics, Statistics, Science Education)
School of Social Science (History, Political Science, Law, Sociology, Cultural and Creative Studies)
School of Life Science (Biochemistry, Biotechnology & Bioinformatics,......