North-Eastern Hill University
North-Eastern Hill University

North-Eastern Hill University: Admissions, Courses, Ranking, Placement and Facilities

Shillong, Meghalaya

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North-Eastern Hill University(NEHU),is a public central university located in Shillong, Meghalaya. It was established under the act of parliament in 1973.It has campuses under it with its main campus located in Mawkynroh-Umshing, Shillong and Chasingre, Tura. NEHU has its main campus in Shillong, spread over 1225 acres of land. The University holds recognition by University Grants Commission (UGC) with ‘A’ grade accreditation by the National Assessment and Accreditation Council(NAAC). In India’s NIRF Rankings 2023 NEHU secured 80th rank among all top universities across India.

A diverse array of professional courses and other degrees are offered by NEHU with 53 affiliated colleges including undergraduate colleges and eight professional colleges offering disciplines like science, social sciences, law, engineering, humanities and others.It is one of the first few universities that provided affiliation to ‘Minority Educational Institutions’ with its objective to disseminate knowledge with improvement and welfare of people of North-Eastern region with commendable academic and cultural advancement. Admissions are based on merit and entrance exam scores like CAT, CMAT, ACPC, CUET-PG and others. 

The university is known for its MSc and MBA courses with a high percentage of students clearing NET, GATE along with other national tests.

With its faculty of over 300 NEHU has established itself as a prominent institution in just about 50 years with an excellent academic background with a clear vision for its future with its social and cultural agenda. A free coaching of civil services exams are provided to SC and OBC students via its Dr. Ambedkar Centre.

As per the university placement notice, the highest package offered was INR 10.80 LPA with an average package of INR 4.80 LPA, with top participating recruiters from companies like Cognizant, Capgemini,HCL, TCS, Accenture and Infosys.

NEHU has also made a collaboration by signing MoUs with multiple companies, organizations, institutions like the University of Chulalongkorn, Thailand, Gujarat University, K.L. Bajoria College, and others. The university has successfully secured 24th rank by The Week 2023 under the overall university category.

North-Eastern Hill University - Highlights

Institute Name

North-Eastern Hill University


Umshing-Mawkynroh, Shillong, Meghalaya



Top Rankings

80th by NIRF

 24th by The Week 

{under the University (Overall) category}


‘A’ Graded by NAAC

Year of Establishment


Courses Offered


Admission Type

Merit/Entrance exam (CAT, CMAT, ACPC, CUET-PG)


Official Website

NEHU Admission 2024

Admissions to various undergraduate and postgraduate courses are held in online mode, generally in the month of may every year. Candidates are given admission in NEHU on the basis of merit and scores obtained in entrance exams like CAT, CMAT, ACPC, CUET-PG. Various PhD courses have also been offered by the university.

Check below course-wise eligibility criteria and selection process for North-Eastern Hill University:



Eligibility Criteria

Selection Criteria


Duration- 4 years

Fees- INR 49,600 (First year fee)

10+2 with 75%

JEE Main

B. Arch

Duration- 5 years

Fees- INR 49,600

(First year fee)




Duration- 5 Years

Fees- INR 25,360

(First year fee)

10+2 with 50%



Duration- 3 Years

10+2 with 45-50%



Duration- 2 Years

Fees- INR 5,230

(First year fee)

Graduation with 45-55%



Duration- 2 Years

Fees- INR 6,220

(First year fee)

Graduation with 55%



Duration- 2 Years

Fees- INR 7,760

(First year fee)

Graduation with 45%



Duration- 2 Years

Fees- INR 28,000

(First year fee)

Graduation with 60%



Duration- 2 Years



PG Diploma

Duration- 2 Years

Fees-  INR 13,710

(First year fee)

Post Graduation with 60%


NEHU Placement 2024

North-Eastern Hill University has seen a major hike in its placement drive since last year. Recruitment and Placement Drive conducted by NEHU has released its highest and average package offered to students for various courses. However recruitment drive for some of the courses are yet to be out, whereas here is a list of overall stats from recruitment drive 2024:

No. of Students Placed


Highest Package

INR 10.80 LPA

Average Package

INR 4.10 LPA

Top Recruiters

Cognizant, Dalmia Cement Bharat Ltd, Regional Resource Center for North East

North-Eastern Hill University Infrastructure Facilities

Academic Facilities: NEHU has various departments with dedicated buildings and specialized labs.Libraries offer digital access to various research databases along with well equipped vast collections of books.University also provides students with internet equipped computer centers and advanced laboratories for different disciplines equipped with modern instruments and technology.

Accommodation Facilities:  Separate hostels for girls and boys with essential amenities like Wi-Fi, mess facilities, common rooms, and recreational areas.The university also comprises a guest house for researchers, faculty and guests.

Sports Facilities: Catering to the needs of both indoor and outdoor enthusiasts, sports facilities include basketball, football, cricket, volleyball, and badminton encouraging students to engage in activities beyond academics.

Research Centres: Focusing on the areas such as biodiversity, regional studies, rural development, specialized research centers are made accessible to the students.An active collaboration with various national and international institutions for various research projects and academic exchange.

Additional Facilities: Multiple Canteens across each campus of NEHU provides a diverse range of food options to students.Additionally students are accessible to on-campus bank facilities. The university has a fleet of buses and other vehicles for commuting  within the campus and nearby areas.

NEHU Highlights





Institute Type



Umshing-Mawkynroh, Shillong, Meghalaya


NEHU Highlights
Institute TypeUniversity
LocationMeghalaya, Shillong
Contact Details364, Umshing Mawkynroh, Shillong, MeghalayaWebsiteGo to website...Phone02XXXXXX00  
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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Are there any reservation policies for admissions?

Yes, NEHU has  reservations for SC, ST, OBC and other categories as per the guidelines of Government of India.

Does NEHU offer distance learning programs?

NEHU has a Centre for Distance Education offering a range of distance education courses, including undergraduate, postgraduate, and diploma programs.

How can I apply for admission to NEHU?

Applying for NEHU includes filling the online application form and paying requisite fees.The University further releases detailed notification for important dates, required documents and eligibility criteria.

What are the main campuses of NEHU?

The Permanent Campus at Umshing-Mawkynroh, Shillong, and the Tura Campus in Tura, Meghalaya are the two main campuses of NEHU.

What courses are offered at NEHU?

NEHU offers a wide range of undergraduate, postgraduate, and doctoral programs across various disciplines, including Arts, Science, Commerce, Engineering, Law, and Management.

Are scholarships available for students at NEHU?

Multiple scholarships are financial aid programs provided by NEHU to meritorious candidates.

Can I get into NEHU without CUET?

Admissions in NEHU is both on merit and entrance basis.There are some courses that do accept admission on the basis of academic background or other entrance exam like JEE Main.Whereas, courses like BCA, BA, BSc and others are done through CUET scores.

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