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Martin Luther Christian University
Martin Luther Christian University was established in July 2005. It is the first full-fledged Christian University in Shillong, the capstone to more than two centuries of Christian education in the country. The university is named after Martin Luther (1483–1546), the father of reformation, the first Christian leader to promote higher education for the general populace. As a development university, Martin Luther Christian University recognizes its opportunity and responsibility to contribute to the sustainable development of the region, participating in vocational education, health care, information and communication networks, agrisciences, environmental protection, disaster education, peace studies and developmental projects. The university will collaborate with the government, NGOs, community organization, self help groups and industry in the development of the community.

The pioneering Christian University in Meghalaya, Martin Luther Christian University commits itself to render service to the community and to provide its students with a high-quality education that will enable them to graduate as well-rounded professionals, to serve with purpose, integrity and efficiency anywhere in the world. As global citizens these students will provide the leadership for tomorrow.

With job-oriented academic courses, MLCU is prepared to meet the challenges and requirements of the present-day workplace. MLCU emphasizes Skills and Experiential Learning and offers hands-on development projects for its students, to acquire not only knowledge and skills, but the real-life expertise needed to pursue gainful and fulfilling careers.

UGC regnognition

Mission statement

"To contribute to the sustainable development of Meghalaya and Northeast India, while upholding and preserving its cultural heritage, by providing knowledge and skills that will enable our students to become global citizens."


Martin Luther Christian University is sponsored by the National Lutheran Health and Medical Board of the United Evangelical Lutheran Church of India and the Khasi-Jaintia Presbyterian Assembly of the Presbyterian Church of India.


Martin Luther Christian University was created by Act No. 11 of 2005 of the Legislative Assembly of Meghalaya. The Government of Meghalaya issued the Gazette Notification on February 22, 2006. The creation of the University is in accordance with the University Grant Commission Act, 1956 under Section 2(f) and the University is empowered to grant degrees under Section 22 of the UGC Act.


Martin Luther Christian University offers a complementary curriculum to all under graduates in order to help students develop holistically. Spheres of learning range from environment, ethics, social skills and community skills.Life Skills workshops are conducted annually for all students.


Martin Luther Christian University emphasizes on fieldwork as part of the curriculum so as to familiarize students with the world of work and their role as global citizens. Students engaged in activities related to disaster Management,,traditional medicines,HIV/AIDS awarenes

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