The University of Science & Technology, Meghalaya (USTM) is the first State Private University on Science & Technology in the entire North East India, sponsored by ERD Foundation, Guwahati. The University has been established in a picturesque landscape surrounded by tranquilled greenery in Assam-Meghalaya at Baridua, 9th mile, opposite to CRPF Camp, Ri-Bhoi District of Meghalaya. It is about 85 kms from Shillong, the Capital of Meghalaya & 6 kms from Dispur, the Capital of Assam. The campus is well connected by Rail & Air which is only 15 kms from Guwahati Railway Station & 48 kms from Guwahati International Airport.
The University has been established under the provisions of the University of Science and Technology, Meghalaya Act (No.6 of 2008) enacted by Legislative Assembly of Meghalaya and notified vide Gazette Notification No LL(B)87/2008/21, dated 02.12.2008 of Government of Meghalaya. The University is empowered by the University Grants Commission, to award degrees as specified by the UGC under section 22 of the UGC Act, 1956. USTM has also received necessary approval from AICTE, New Delhi; NCTE, ERC, Bhubaneswar, Pharmacy Council of India to run MBA, B.Ed. & B. Pharm courses respectively.
The university has been involved for more than 8 years in fulfilling the aspirations of young mind by imparting quality education. Further, the university is involved in high value research emphasizing required needs as well as in pursuing frontier areas of research innovation. Invention and entrepreneurship have remained the primary focus. The University is directing all its efforts to create the much needed S &T manpower to foster relentlessly the economic and social development of the region in an inclusive manner.