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ABOUT US Three years after Asom (Assam) had come under the control of the British, the Baptist Missionary Society (B.M.S) or the English Baptists through the Serampore Mission, opened a school at Guwahati in 1826. Soon after, schools were opened at Cherrapunji, Mawsmai and Mawmluh, marking the beginning of Khasi literature. In 1836, two American Missionary couples came to Sadiya, and soon moved to the hills. Missionaries from different nations and of different denominations started schools and later colleges across the North East.

In 1940 a Christian University was apparently proposed to be started from Jorhat but it did not materialize. In 2010, PRINCIPALS OF THEOLOGICAL SEMINARIES UNDER CBCNEI unanimously voiced their hope to establish full fledged university. Their dream was the North East Christian University. This was followed by Series of consultations within Baptist Convention and Association leaders under CBCNEI to establish NECU as a reality.

  • The NECU act (Act. No. 4 of 2023) adopted by the Nagaland Legislative Assembly.

  • Recognized by UGC under section 2(f).

  • Accredited as PrCB for TCHPs by NABCB under ISO/IEC 17024:2012.

  • An area within dimapur city acquired through the Nagaland Baptist Church Council (NBCC) to establish the NECU city centre.
  • 250 acres for the NECU campus made available for the university by the Government of Nagaland at Medziphema Village.

Salient Features

  • A University with distinction under the Council of Baptist Churches in North East India.

  • Recognized by the Quality Council of India as a PrCB (Personnel Certifying Body) for Traditional Community Healthcare Providers (TCHPs).

  • Accredited by the National Accreditation Board for Certification Bodies (NABCB) under ISO 17024.

  • Member of the PHDCCI, New Delhi (established 1905)
  • Recognized by the CDSA of THSTI, Dept. of Biotechnology, Govt. of India, as Certifying Body for Clinical Professionals under Good Clinical Practices Professional Certification Scheme.

Goals & Objectives

  • To Synthesise Moral values & the Sciences

  • To inculcate Critical Thinking Skills

  • To create Flexible & Innovative programs, Research opportunities

  • To offer New & Wide career choices & pathways
  • To deliver Quality Education plus orientation to the Teaching Community
  • To Equip students with Life Skills to become upright and responsible agents of progressive change in the Global Community

Our Pledge

  • Will seek to be a Nurturing Community

  • Will be a Model of Interfaith Harmony

  • Will help students develop Vision for a Better World

  • Will motivate students to work and live for a Better India
  • Will encourage to see their lives as Opportuni-ties for Service
  • Will commit to raising the Quality of Life in Society
  • Will teach that all are Equal and One family in God


NECU has, in 2020, achieved National and International recognition by being accredited by the NABCB (National Accreditation Board of Certification Bodies) under the provisions of ISO/IEC 17024:2012 and the International Accreditation Forum.


Traditional Healers attending to patients during a Health Camp at CARS-cum-CTC Building, NECU

NECU is the first University in India (of over 1000 Universities) to get this recognition and even in the world, in the category of TCHPs, NECU is the first and only organization. NECU can now use the International Accreditation Forum logo on its Certificates and can verify a Traditional healer as competent in his/her trade. This certification will be recognized wordwide.NECU has certified healers in Tripura, Assam, Nagaland, and Manipur and is ready for applicants from Meghalaya.

About Dimapur

  • (1) Dimapur Known as “mini India”. Dimapur district has a mixed population.

  • (2) Dimapur is the commercial hub and has a mixed population.

  • (3) People speaking Bengali, Bihari, Punjabi and other languages have been living in Dimapur for decades.

  • (4) Except Dimapur, the ILP* (Inner Line Permit) has been applicable to the Rest of Nagaland.

  • (5) Besides being referred to as a gateway of Nagaland and Manipur, main commercial activities of the State, is centered around Dimapur.

  • (6) The only railhead and airport of the State is located in Dimapur.

  • (7) The National Highway 29 connects the State capital kohima and also connects the neighbouring States of Manipur, Tripura and Mizoram.

*ILP (Inner Line Permit) :

It is issued by the Government of Nagaland. It is mandatory for Indian citizens of other states entering Nagaland through any of the check gates across the interstate borders. Dimapur, Nagaland’s largest city and porthead, is the only place in the state which does not require an ILP, and Indians arriving by air at Dimapur Airport can arrive and stay in the city without one. (