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M Hoque, aka Mahbubul Hoque Chancellor USTM & Founder ERDF

The incredible Journey from 1 Computer & 4 Students to University and beyond.

The spirit behind building institutions ranging from KG to PG to PhD

Mahbubul Hoque: A Proactive Visionary Eduprenuer

The Founder Chancellor of the University of Science & Technology, Meghalaya & Chairman of ERD Foundation, Mahbubul Hoque is a visionary eduprenuer and institution builder who has given a new perspective to holistic teaching & experiential learning.
In spite of a turbulent childhood and extreme financial constraints, Mahbubul Hoque had started his educational entrepreneurship journey with just one computer, 4 students & Rs 84 in his pocket in 2001. Today, this proactive leader caters to education from KG to PG to Ph.D. through two CBSE Affiliated Senior Secondary Schools, one AICTE approved Engineering College, two PCI approved Pharmacy Colleges, one BCI approved Law School, one AICTE approved Business School, one NCTE approved B. Ed. College, one Women’s College affiliated to AUS, three Vision 50 Academies, and the University of Science & Technology Meghalaya which has been accredited “A” Grade by NAAC in its 1st Cycle in 2021 to more than 8500 students of which 57% are girl students, 40% belongs to indigenous tribes & minority groups, 80% from rural areas and 20% students availing free education.
A Philanthropic by heart, Mahbubul Hoque has initiated many unique programs to support higher education of meritorious and underprivileged students of the North-Eastern region. Payback Policy, North East Graduate Congress, Scholarships, Freeships, and Interest-Free Loans are some of the initiatives which have brought a revolution in the education scenario.

Institutions founded

University of Science & Technology Meghalaya

Accredited 'A' Grade by NAAC

Regional Institute of Science & Technology

Affiliated to NEHU & approved by AICTE, New Delhi

Central Public School Patharkandi

Affiliated to CBSE, New Delhi

Central Public School Badarpur

Affiliated to NEHU & approved by AICTE, New Delhi

Khairun Nessa Begum Women’s College Badarpur

Affiliated to Assam University, Silchar

Allama TR College of Pharmacy, Badarpur

Affiliated to NEHU & approved by AICTE, New Delhi

Prof Qoumrul Hoque School of Education

Approved by NCTE, ERC

University School of Law & Research

Approved by Bar Council of India

School of Business Science

Approved by AICTE, New Delhi

University School of Physiotherapy


Fakhruddin Ali Ahmed Centre for Coaching & Guidance




Vision 50 Academy


North East Forum for Technical Institutions.



Asam Sahitya Sabha conferred ‘Sikshacharya’ award to Mahbubul Hoque
Shikshacharya Award 2019

Shikshacharya Award 2019 bestowed by Asom Sahitya Sabha for his eminent contribution in the field of higher education.

Visionary Edupreneur 2017

Visionary Edupreneur 2017 Award bestowed on Mahbubul Hoque by Rethink India and which was handed over by Sri Manish Sisodia, the honourable Deputy Chief Minister of New Delhi in the presence of the former President Shri Pranab Mukherjee. Sri Hoque has been the first person from the North East India to receive this honour.

Educlusion award to Mahbubul Hoque
Educlusion Award

Received Educlusion Award at Re-engineering India Summit-2014 held at Singapore from Prof. Thomas L Magnanti, President of Singapore University of Technology & Design on the occasion of Engineers’ Day.

Best Edupreneur Award

Received Best Edupreneur Award given by "Maeeshat", India's 1st Magazine Focusing Minorities Business & Economy.

M Hoque aka Mahbubul Hoque receiving NEDFi Award
NEDFi Award 2015

Received the prestigious "NEDFi Award 2015" from Shri B P Muktieh, the Chairman and Managing Director of NEDFi on August 9, 2015.

Maulana Abul Kalam Azad Memorial Award bestowed on Mahbubul Hoque
Maulana Abul Kalam Azad Memorial Award

Maulana Abul Kalam Azad Memorial Award 2016 bestowed on Mahbubul Hoque by Barak Education Society for his immense and unstoppable contribution in the entire North East region to bring about a social revolution by educating the poor, the under-privileged backward class people, specifically minority Muslim women so that they can come out of their conventional ghettos and take the centre-stage.

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Mahbubul Hoque has a strong determination to continue his mission of spreading education to every nook and corner of the North-Eastern region of India. Under the VISION 2030, the ERD Foundation has a plan of establishing a number of institutions for the uplift of education especially in the rural areas, some of the upcoming projects includes 10 more CBSE affiliated schools in rural backward places of North East region, 5 B Ed colleges, Medical College & Hospital with all allied healthcare institutions, one educational TV channel, one newspaper each in English and Bengali emphasizing education. To materialize all plans ERDF will collaborate with like-minded persons and organizations on an ongoing basis.

Hoque has a mission to streamline the entire education system under one roof to make it hassle-free for students and parents where aspirants can get motivated and receive guidance to do what’s next….?


Mahbubul Hoque is a Visionary EduPreneur & Founder of USTM (a NAAC A Graded University) and numerous other reputed educational Institutions who started his journey with 1 computer and 4 students in the year 2001.

"Rural to Global" is the mission of Mahbubul Hoque. He puts special emphasis on uplifting rural students as well as the standard of rural education.