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The Humble Journey Started with 1 Computer & 4 Students to Founding University and Building Institutions Ranging from KG to PG to Ph.D. and Beyond...

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Mahbubul Hoque: A Proactive Visionary Educational Entrepreneur

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.


Talks & Interviews

Eminent Visitors on his request

Dr. APJ Abdul Kalam

Hon’ble Former President of India

Kailash Satyarthi

Nobel Peace Laureate

Shri A S Kiran Kumar

Former ISRO Chairman

M Hoque Felicitating UGC Chairman Prof. Ved Prakash

Prof Ved Prekash

Former UGC Chairman

Prof. D. P. Singh

Former UGC Chairman

M Jagadesh Kumar

UGC Chairman

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News and Events

National Conference of Vice Chancellors-2023 concludes at USTM with Resolution to Build New India

9th Mile, Khanapara, Ri Bhoi, March 25, 2023: The three-day-long mega academic event of the country, the National Conference of Vice-Chancellors on “Transformative Higher Education for Atmanirbhar …

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Rs 1.2 Crore Paid Back to NET/GATE/SLET Qualified Students as Reward

9th Mile, Ri-Bhoi, December 15, 2022: The University of Science and Technology Meghalaya (USTM) has celebrated the success of its NET/GATE/JRF qualified students of 2021-2022 …

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Medical College at USTM coming up soon to attract Global stakeholders

Meghalaya CM Conrad Sangma laying foundation of Medical College at USTM on 3rd October 2022   9th Mile, Khanapara, Ri Bhoi, October 5, 2022: The …

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Shri Mahbubul Hoque, Chancellor USTM has been honoured with “Assam Excellence Award 2022”

Shri Mahbubul Hoque, Chancellor USTM has been honoured with “Assam Excellence Award 2022” by the News18 media network for his outstanding contribution in the field …

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9th Mile, Ri Bhoi, September 20, 2022: The Eighth Convocation of the University of Science and Technology Meghalaya (USTM) has been held successfully here today …

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9th Mile, Khanapara, Ri-Bhoi, September 14, 2022: In honour and recognition of his pioneering community-based work on rejuvenation of rivers and waterbodies of Rajasthan, the USTM …

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Edupreneur Mahbubul Hoque receives “Governor’s Award for Excellence in Public Service -2022”

  Raj Bhavan, Shillong, August 27, 2022: Acknowledging and expressing appreciation for outstanding accomplishments, the Governor of Meghalaya Shri Satya Pal Malik has conferred the highest …

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9th Mile, Khanapara, Ri Bhoi, July 15, 2022: The University of Science and Technology Meghalaya has been ranked among the top 200 universities of India …

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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.


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….?