University of Science and Technology, Meghalaya has been launched with the
mission of participating in the nation building task of human resource
development. It has the vision of emerging as a world class centre of university
education in science and technology. It is going to be a university with a
difference, in which in addition to creation and dissemination of knowledge due
emphasis will be given on development of innovative talent and useful skill.
Northeast India lags behind the rest of the country in creation of facilities
for higher education, and this has resulted in exodus of students from the
region. There is a historic reason for this. Higher education at the university
level started here only in 1948 when the Gauhati University came into existence
nearly one hundred years after the universities in the region has now increased
considerably, but the deficiency still remains. The University of Science and
Technology, Meghalaya is going to help in removing the deficiency. Not only that
as one of the very few universities dedicated to science and technology in this
region it will play a crucial role by providing quality education of specialized
The Foundation has created top class infrastructure for the university to carry
on its research and teaching programmes. The USTM campus is located amidst
verdant hills of Meghalaya, not far from Guwahati city, and is ideal for
academic pursuit in a pleasant, peaceful and pollution free environment.
Dr. N.K Chaudhury
Former VC Gauhati University .