Martin Luther Christian University was established in July 2005. The creation and functioning of the university is in accordance with the University Grants Commission Act, 1956 under Section 2(f). The campus of the University is situated in Dongktieh, Block-1, Nongrah, Shillong, Meghalaya 793006, India. It is approved by Government of Meghalaya, AICTE – All India Council for Technical Education, AIU – Association of Indian Universities.
The mission statement of the University is to contribute to the sustainable development of Meghalaya and Northeast India, by providing knowledge, skills and values that will enable our students to become global citizens, while upholding gender, ethnic and religious equity for all, conserving its bio-cultural heritage and by recognising its Christian legacy and commitment.