Education Research & Development Foundation (ERDF) was founded by Mr.Mahbubul Hoque in 2005 at Guwahati, Assam, India with an aim to impart quality education. As such, the foundation has established a network of educational institutions from primary to higher education, across North East India within a remarkably short span of time encompassing a wider section of the society aspiring for education at different levels.
At present, ERDF have student strength of over 9000 together in all the institutions under its umbrella with more than 20% of the strength is from underprivileged section of the society who are enjoying freeship and other privileges. Today, ERDF has emerged as a premier educational network in North East India with an outstanding record of performance aiming for further expansion in educational sector. Establishment of the University of Science & Technology Meghalaya in 2011 is the culmination of its journey to empower society ensuring education at all levels.
The Foundation, since its inception, continuously engaged in hosting Seminars, Conferences and Workshops on significant and relevant topics in both National and International levels. For promotion of Research and Development activities, ERDF has already signed MoUs with several National and International organisations of repute.
In addition, the Foundation has initiated lots of other welfare activities such as free education to poor meritorious students, scholarships, endowment funds, fellowships, emergency treatment and medical assistance for poor, interest free loans, awareness campaigns and rallies, street plays, relief drives, etc. It has also set up a Centre for Educational Rehabilitation to take care of different strife affected students irrespective of caste or community to bring about peace, unity and harmony through education.
ERDF has a strong determination to continue with its mission of spreading education to all nooks and corners of the region. It has a vision to establish number of institutions for the uplift of education especially in the rural areas.